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The Ultimate Beach Packing List for a Long Beach Vacation - Everything You Need to Pack for a Lengthy Seaside Getaway

As one of the most popular holiday options, beach vacations also calls for a unique list of items that may not be required for a generic getaway. Here is a comprehensive list of everything you need to pack for a long vacation by the seaside.



Those who are heading for a long beach holiday need not pack most of their wardrobe for the excursion. Regardless of the duration of the getaway, it is important to remember that beachwear can easily be laundered and re-worn due to the sunny weather conditions prevalent in most beach holiday destinations around the world. This means that several t-shirts, shorts and sundresses will suffice unless one also wishes to pack a formal outfit for a dinner out on the town.



Apart from sneakers or sandals that you will need to wear on your way to and way back from the beach capital, a pair of sturdy flip-flops will be more than sufficient for a beach holiday. Formal footwear should be on-hand if one is planning to dine in a swanky restaurant while hiking boots will also come in handy if one is hoping to go trekking in the tropical jungles in the interior of your beach base.


Bathing Suits and Resort Wear

It is crucial to have more than one bathing suit on hand during a beach vacation as the chances of one tearing or being unusable due to other unforeseen circumstances is quite high. Bathing suits, unlike casual wear and towels, cannot be purchased on a whim so packing at least two bathing suits is a must. Resort wear and cover-ups are also necessary if you intend to spend time in your bathing suit for most of the day but wish to spend time in the common areas of the resort.



Whether you are taking any medication on a daily basis or not, packing a few essential medications will prove useful for those who are heading to a beach Mecca overseas. Medicines, even basic ones such as antihistamines and antibiotic sprays, can be difficult and expensive to buy in most beach hotspots as you will also need to provide a prescription based on the laws of the land. This is why a small first-aid bag full of antacids, indigestion or stomach settling pills, Band-Aids and antiseptic creams must be stowed safely in your luggage.


Tech Accessories

No holiday will be complete without a few entertainment devices to keep one occupied during flights, long drives, and other times when lounging by the beach is not a possibility. An eReader or a tablet can be loaded with your favourite holiday reads and movies while an iPod or other device that plays music will also be useful for long plane rides and relaxing days on the beach.


Sun Protection

Water sports and working on one's tan are some of the best things to do at the beach but sun protection is an aspect travellers must take seriously as advocated by Sandy Beach Trips and other travel resources. Pick a suntan lotion that's got the correct SPF index and make sure that it is not irritating on your skin as some sunscreens cause allergies for those with sensitive skin.



Don't forget your toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner and floss even if most hotels provide these amenities in small measure.

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