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Clothes to Pack for a Beach Vacation

Don't wait till the night before to pack for your beach vacation. Read this Vacayholics article for a detailed checklist, and avoid packing unnecessary clothing items for yourself and other family members.
Vacayholics Staff
On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.
— Erma Bombeck
Although the anticipation of going on a vacation can never be expressed in words, the frenzy of packing for it can surely leave anyone stressed. A beach vacation is supposed to be a time where you get to unwind, sip Piña Coladas, splash in the cool water, and get a tan while you're at it. Keep visualizing yourself at the beach, relaxing and having the time of your life. Let us worry about what clothes you should be taking for the trip.

Clothes to Wear on a Beach Vacation

Whenever you're packing for a trip, regardless of the destination, always make a checklist. It'll not only get the task done quicker, but you'll also avoid packing extra pieces of clothing that you may not use for your trip.

Women's Packing List

* To print, click anywhere on the checklist.

Dressy tops
Sundresses and Maxi dresses
Casual t-shirts and Tank tops
Shorts and Skirts
Jeans and Linen pants
Sarongs and Cover ups
Innerwear Printables

Before you get a head start on packing, go through the checklist and plan what each day's outfit will be. You don't have to take different clothing items to wear every day.

Clothes for Women to Pack for a Beach Vacation

More often than not, women tend to pack extra while traveling. It's not just the clothes, but the matching accessories too. It rarely happens that all the clothing items you've packed, end up being used. So, to avoid a pre-trip packing mayhem, pick clothes that you can easily mix and match. By choosing colors and patterns that can be combined easily, you won't have to pack individual outfits for each day.

Men's Packing List

* To print, click anywhere on the checklist.

Casual t-shirts
Golf shirts
Jeans and Khaki pants
Linen pants
Innerwear Printables

There's a golden rule every man should follow―packing light doesn't mean wearing the same t-shirt or shorts over and over again. Most men aren't keen about packing for trips. Their idea is to throw everything and anything that they can get their hands on. That, let me tell you, is how you end up regretting the notion of good planning.

Men's Clothes for a Beach Vacation

Even though you're not as detail-oriented as women, figuring out what you're going to wear on your trip is definitely smart thinking. Granted, you have fewer accessories than women; which means, there is scope for a relaxed packing time. Apart from going to the beach for lunch, dinner, and shopping, you also have to include your sleepwear and clothes you'll be wearing while traveling. The clothes you pick out should be comfortable, for obvious reasons. Also, don't discard the idea of wearing the same clothes for traveling to and from your destination. You can get them laundered at the hotel you're staying at.

Kids' Packing List

* To print, click anywhere on the checklist.

Casual t-shirts
Dresses (for girls)
Skirts (for girls)
Innerwear Printables

If you're going to be traveling with children, chances are you'll pay ten times more attention to their packing list than yours. But when you have the checklist with you, there's no need to worry, right?

Packing Clothes for Kids for a Beach Vacation

Apart from the beach accessories you'll be packing for the kids, remember to pack enough innerwear and sleepwear too. For some odd reason, they always get the clothes dirty without actually doing anything messy. Which is why, fancy, more expensive clothes stay home where they belong. Grab fun summer clothes that can take the roughness of the beach activities.

To ensure you don't forget to pack any essential clothing items for your vacation, pack at least 1-2 days in advance. It's always better and smarter to be prepared early on rather than rushing through it at the last minute.