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What to Pack on a Beach Vacation

Do you have a family vacation to North Myrtle Beach coming soon but aren’t sure what to pack? Have no fear, as we have all the details on what to pack and what to leave at home. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family never wanting to go back home again. Let’s look below at what items you should pack on your next vacation to the beach.


We know that packing for the whole family can be overwhelming, but we have a checklist to help keep you organized. Check out each checklist below:

Woman packing suitcase with luggage for a beach trip

Clothes & Accessories

  • Underwear
  • PJ’s
  • Coverups (Swimsuit)
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Dresses
  • Casual Shorts/Pants
  • Socks
  • Waterproof Day Bag
  • Swimsuits
  • Beach Bag
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals/Flip-Flops
  • Water Shoes
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight Jacket


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Disposable Wipes/Diapers
  • Hairbrush
  • Hairdryer/Curling Iron
  • Makeup/Remover
  • Face Cleaner
  • Body Wash
  • Dental Floss
  • Contact Lens/Solution
  • Sunscreen/Aloe Vera
  • Moisturizer
  • Feminine-hygiene products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Medications/Vitamins
  • First Aid Kit

Beach Gear

  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Beach Blanket
  • Beach Chairs
  • Book or Kindle
  • Cooler
  • Portable Speaker
  • Beach Toys
  • Beach Games
  • Reusable Tumblers
  • Inflatable Floats/Boogie Board
  • Snorkel Gear/Goggles
  • Beach Safe
  • Beach Wagon

Items for Vacation Rental (Doesn’t include food items)

  • Pack ‘n Play (for babies)
  • Stuffed Animals or Blankets
  • Pillows (sometimes your own is best)
  • Nightlights
  • Sound Machine
  • Bed rail
  • Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheets
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Tablets
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Non-Stick Spray/Oil
  • Plastic Wrap/Foil
  • Sponge
  • Storage Containers
  • Trash Bags
  • Ziplock Bags/Reusable Bags

Miscellaneous Items

  • Books/Magazines
  • Maps/Directions
  • Reservation Information/Confirmation
  • Insurance Cards
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Copies of Important Documents
  • Camera/SD Cards/Chargers
  • Tablets & Laptops
  • Pen & Paper
  • Movies
  • Chargers for Electronics
  • Snacks
  • Sleep Travel Kit
  • Headphones
  • Tissues
  • Cash/ATM/Credit Cards
  • List of Medications

There are many other things that you could pack but we wanted to start out with just the basics. If you are now ready to book that North Myrtle Beach vacation to stay with us, give us a call. We can’t wait to see you and your family this coming up season!