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#MyArtTravels Tips: What to Pack for a Weekend Escape to the Beach

Before heading out on a weekend escape to the beach, you'll need to pack the items you'll be bringing with you. While on the surface packing may seem like an easy task, without the proper forethought, it can be all too easy to accidentally leave things behind. To help ensure you don't end up forgetting something important, feel free to consult this list as you pack for your upcoming trip to the beach.

The Basics:

- Wallet or purse (plus spending money and identification)

- Directions to the beach (and to local restaurants or attractions)

- Medication (both prescription and over the counter)

- Prescription eyewear (glasses or contacts and solution)

- First aid kit


- Swimwear (plus a cover-up and beach towel)

- Clothes (day wear, evening wear, and sleep wear)

- Shoes (sandals or flip flops, plus running shoes and dress shoes if needed)

- Jacket

Protection from the Elements:

- Sunscreen (active beachgoers should consider bringing waterproof sunscreen)

- Lip balm with SPF

- Sunglasses

- Hat

- Umbrella

- Insect repellant

- After-sun lotion, gel, or spray

Toiletries and Accessories:

- Hairbrush or comb

- Toothbrush (plus toothpaste and floss)

- Razor (plus spare blades and shaving cream)

- Deodorant or anti-perspirant

- Shampoo and conditioner

- Hair dryer (check ahead, some accommodations provide this)

- Hair ties and clips

- Makeup

- Watch

- Jewelry


- Food (unless you'll be dining out)

- Drinks

- Snacks

- Dishes and utensils

- Cooler and ice

- Picnic basket and blanket


- Beach toys

- Goggles

- Snorkeling set

- Surfboard

- Fishing gear (and permits if necessary)

- Sporting equipment

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