What better way to soak up the sunshine this summer than a family beach trip? There’s no stressing about passports or getting to the airport on time, you just need to pack the right things – we know, easier said than done!
If you’re wondering how to pack for a family beach trip, our handy guide is here to help. From fluffy beach towels and stylish kaftans to kids’ swimwear and outdoor toys – we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to discover how to ace beach day packing.
Start With Kids’ Swimwear
No beach holiday packing list would be complete without cool swimwear for mini surfers. Whether it’s Minnie Mouse or Batman, we’ve got splash-friendly girls’ swimwear and boys’ swim shorts that are just perfect for weekend getaways by the sea.
Outdoor Toys For Beach Antics
Make the trip action-packed and delight little explorers with our collection of outdoor toys. From inflatables to ball games and water slides, you’re sure to find something to keep everyone active! The best part? They’ll be miles away from their games console!
Bring On The Backpacks
When you’re packing for the whole family, it’s a good idea to pack individual bags so everyone knows what belongs to who. This also means there’s less for you to carry!
From goggles and towels to sun cream and flip flops, create beach-ready care packages for the little ones with the help of our girls’ backpacks and boys’ backpacks. Choose from purpose-made swim bags to rucksacks and bumbags to ensure they’ve got everything they need for a day of lively beach activities.
What Do I Need For A Beach Trip?
Now that the kids’ items are packed and ready to go, it’s time to consider what the adults might need. Fortunately, our stylish holiday clothing has all the essentials to help you relax on your well-earned beach break!
Cover-Ups Are Essential
When it comes to beach days, it’s important to remember there might be a shortage of shady spaces. Make sure you’ve got sun-shielding options so you don’t have to pack up and head home early. We’re loving the layering combo of beach cover-ups and bikini separates.
Go For Beach-Chic Sunglasses
No matter your style preference, we’ve got sunglasses to help you discover your inner influencer. Make your beach trip insta-worthy with timeless sunglasses in styles ranging from oversized to elegant frameless sets and retro cat-eye designs.
Tackle The Sand With Beach Towels
Want to avoid taking most of the beach home with you? – We’ve been there!
First, stock up on a handful of vibrant beach towels (you’ll probably need one beach towel for every two family members). Next, invest in a large plastic storage box, fill it with seawater and keep it close to your towels.
Finally, ensure everyone rinses their feet in the box of water before stepping onto the towels and getting dressed. This way, the sand will wash off in the water keeping everything seashore-free – just thank us later!
You’ll Need Sandals Or Sliders
Oh, the joys of sand – great fun for everyone except those wearing socks and trainers! To steer clear of sandy mishaps, pick a pair of open-toe shoes. For the best beach-ready footwear, step out in strappy women’s sandals and on-trend sliders for men.
Don’t Forget Sun Safety
After the last year, we all want to get outside and soak up some much-needed vitamin D! While we’re all about lazy days in the sunshine, we also know how easy it can be to forget the sun protection basics.
Keep sunburn at bay by remembering to pack plenty of sun cream (don’t be afraid of the factor 50!) and treat yourself to a just-landed sun hat from our collection – 90s-inspired visors are our top pick this season!
For the ultimate source of beach fashion trends, check out our beachwear fashion guide.