Hello Gorgeous Ladies! I am so happy to be back with my What To Pack For A Beach Vacation Guide. It has been an even busier than usual couple of weeks.

Our oldest daughter has traveled to Washington D.C. with her school for her 8th grade trip and came back (the longest we’ve ever been apart), we’ve celebrated my husband’s birthday, our son earned his black belt and has had his exams and belt ceremony, and we’ve had more than a couple events to attend. Whew what a roller coaster of a month May has been. Although the month has been fun, it’s so nice to be here with you ladies. <3

Since I was little one of my very favorite parts of the year has been when we went to our beach house, and/or a beach resort with my family. It was our tradition to spend the summer at the beach and this has stuck with me all my life. I guess I am a summer girl through and through loving the sun, water sports, and the warm weather style 🙂 I’ve had experience packing for the beach for a VERY long time and today I’ll share with you what essentials I take with me year after year.

First I’ll show you some options, followed by step by step guide of every piece I pack, pics from my previous looks, and more great alternatives from the stores available now. As always all visuals are clickable to take you directly to the items to see pricing/color/print(s).

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WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

1. A COUPLE OF COVER – UPS

It goes without saying that one of the most important essentials I take to our beach vacations is a variety of cover-ups to wear over my swimsuits. I live in these until it’s time to go back to our room/house to take a shower and dress up for dinner.

I recommend that you take at least three options with you. I’ll be honest. I pack about six/seven cover-ups for a week long trip haha. (sometimes even more)

 Some Cover-Ups I Love At The Moment

 

 

 

The below two looks are from my previous trips. Look under the photos for how to recreate the outfits.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

 

RECREATE THE LOOK

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

 

RECREATE THE LOOK 

 

2. SWIMSUITS

To continue our beach look, under those cover-ups we need cute, and flattering swimsuits of course. Similar to the number of cover-ups I pack, I want options for my swimsuits and mix it up between bikinis and one-piece styles. I take at least six with me to create countless looks, combining different pieces with various cover-ups, bags, sandals, and accessories.

Some Swimsuits I Love At The Moment

 

 

 

3. BEACH / POOL SHOES

More often than not I pack jelly material beach/pool sandals that can withstand getting wet in the water.  I also add a vegan leather pair (vegan so I would not mind it getting splashed on)  in the mix that looks a bit fancier just for the fun of it.

Some Beach/Pool Shoes I Love At The Moment

 

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

 

RECREATE THE LOOK 

 

4. CUTE SANDALS WITH COMFY HEELS

Beach vacations mean lounging during the day followed by summer nights out. I always pack chunky heels, and wedges with me to wear with dresses, rompers, jumpsuits or skirts I end up wearing for going out.

Any heel that is not comfortable is a no no. Here are some super cute options; a couple of these I personally own. Neutral colors work great as they go perfectly with the colorful pieces and prints I wear and look lovely with a bit of sun kissed skin.

Some Cute Sandals I Love At The Moment

 

5. FUN & COLORFUL JEWELRY

One of my must have’s for summer vacations is playful, eye catching jewelry that makes my outfits more fun. I use a lot of colorful earrings, and stackable bracelets to create that look.

Some Fun & Colorful Jewelry I Love At The Moment

 

6. BEACH TOTE

You want to pack a couple of beach totes so you can carry around everything you need when you are at the beach. I think having to go to your room/house frequently for something you’ve forgotten becomes annoying fast while on vacation. I overpack my beach bags with towels, sunscreen, hair brush, beach hair spray, books, and things my kids may need.

Some Beach Totes I Love At The Moment

 

 

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

 

RECREATE THE LOOK 

 

7. ROMPERS + JUMPSUITS

For night outs during our beach vacations I often go for easy to pack, and style rompers, and jumpsuits. You just add shoes, and accessories to them and have an instant pretty outfit. The last thing I want to do while on a relaxing trip is to worry about what to wear so they are a no brainer. (and still make me feel dressed up, and stylish which is a HUGE bonus 🙂 )

Some Rompers + Jumpsuits I Love At The Moment

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

 

RECREATE THE LOOK

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

 

RECREATE THE LOOK 

 

8. SUMMER DRESSES

Just like rompers, and jumpsuits, dresses are also at the top of my packing list for beach vacations. Many nights I wear dresses for dinner & going out and they are similarly easy to make a cute outfit out of.

Some Summer Dresses I Love At The Moment

 

 

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION
WHAT TO PACK FOR A BEACH VACATION

RECREATE THE LOOK 

 

9. SUN HATS

Sun Hats are amazing both for protecting your head from the heat and of course also for style. 🙂 I love a good floppy hat to add some glam to my beach looks.

Some Sun Hats I Love At The Moment

 

 

10. SUNSCREEN + HAIR PRODUCTS

While I love being under the sun, I always remember to protect my skin with sun screen and also take a couple hair products with me to make hair styling less of a hassle.

Some Sunscreen + Hair Products  I Love At The Moment

 

 

 

What are your beach vacation must have’s ladies? I would love to hear all about them. <3

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