What to Take on a Beach Vacation

Marginal Way Ogunquit

Are you planning a beach vacation and feeling overwhelmed with the planning process? Don’t worry; we’re here to help! 


Going to the beach can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience, but it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to make the most of your trip. Whether it’s your first time going on a beach vacation or you are an experienced traveler, having the right items with you can make all the difference. When planning a visit to Ogunquit, Maine, be sure to check out our list of the top hotels in the area, including some of the best hotels Ogunquit has to offer.


Are you planning a beach vacation and trying to decide what to pack?

No worries, we’ve got you covered. From the essentials like swimwear and sunscreen to the must-haves like books and sandals, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about what to take on your beach vacation.

A beach vacation is a perfect opportunity to grab a book and relax. With beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters Ogunquit Beach is the Ideal place to visit for your beach vacation. 


Meadowmere Resort Ultimate Beach Packing List

Your entire family will love the Meadowmere Resort for your seaside trips! Because of our handy location, you can pack less and unpack less, which allows you to spend more time relaxing on the beach. Additionally, we provide all the conveniences required to enhance your experience. Great for a trip on a budget too!

We understand how crucial it is to be fully packed for the beach, so we have prepared this comprehensive beach vacation packing list. Everything you’ll need for the ideal trip is on this list, so all you need to do is pack your luggage and have a great time with your friends or family!


Here is our Top 10 Ultimate Beach Packing List


  1. Beach Towels

Ensure that you bring extra beach towels for the entire family. You don’t want to be forced to use your clothes as a towel or rely on other people’s towels.  Pack at least two towels per person, so there’s one to dry off with and one to lie on.


  1. Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrellas

Comfort is key to enjoying the perfect family beach time. Beach umbrellas and chairs are perfect for catching some rays and keeping cool. Packing a beach chair or umbrella  can help you and your family enjoy more beach time without hassle.


  1. Beach Bag or Beach Wagon

Every trip to the beach requires a beach bag. It allows you to carry everything needed for the beach, from towels and snacks to sunscreen and swimsuits. If your family is larger, you can opt for a beach wagon so you can easily carry everyone’s belongings in a single trip.


  1. Beach Gear

To get the most out of your beach holiday, make a checklist of what you will be doing at the beach and pack the necessary gear. Standard gear includes things like towels, sunscreen, and swimwear. Remember to bring a life jacket or other flotation equipment if needed.


  1. Beach Essentials

No matter how long you plan to stay at the beach, you will at some point have a need for these beach essentials.  


Top beach essentials include:


  • Sun Protection Lotions: A high-quality sunscreen is ideal for all skin types and will shield you from the sun’s damaging rays.
  • Wet Wipes: After spending the day on the sand, you can easily clean up using wet wipes.
  • First Aid Kit: It’s always a good idea to bring a basic first aid kit in case of any minor injuries or emergencies.
  • Waterproof Camera: Pictures are important to remember good moments. So carry one to capture the best family moments.
  • Bug Spray: If you want to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about insects, bug spray is a must.
  • Bathing Suit: You will need a bathing suit to enjoy the water.


  1. Beach Toys

Don’t forget to pack the beach toys for your next family beach vacation. Bring along items like a frisbee, beach ball, or sand toys to keep you and your family entertained. You could also pack Items like buckets, shovels, and water guns(they’ll love this). Bring some plastic molds as well if you want to construct sandcastles.


  1. Water Shoes and Flip Flops

Pack a pair of water shoes. Water shoes are great for people with sensitive feet or if you intend to engage in any water-related activity. We advise bringing a pair of water shoes that are simple to clean.

Flip flops are a summertime must-have. They will allow you to walk freely on the beach sand. We recommend bringing several pairs of flip-flops in various colors for every member of the family. 


  1. Beach Tent

Bring a beach tent so your family can enjoy the beach without getting too much sun. It will offer shade and is simple to set up on the sand. We suggest bringing a portable beach tent that folds up easily.


  1. Drinks and Snacks

What is family beach time without snacks and drinks? It’s always a good idea to bring plenty of water, cold drinks, and snacks to keep you hydrated and nourished throughout the day. You can also pack fruits.


  1. Toiletries Essentials

Toiletries take up a lot of space, so you must remember to be careful when packing. Remember that buying travel-sized versions can prevent spillage and save space as a general rule.


Essential toiletries to pack:

  • Shampoo and conditioner 
  • Brushes and toothpaste (be sure to include the kid-sized varieties!)
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair ornaments
  • Razors and shaving gear
  • Deodorant and perfumes
  • Hair products 
  • Skin moisturizers and makeup cleaners


Be Prepared on a Beach Vacation

Adequately preparing for a beach vacation can make the experience more enjoyable and worry-free. Having the right items on hand can help you relax and enjoy the scenery with fewer distractions.


Here are some of the benefits of being ready for a beach vacation:

  • Improved safety:  Beaches can present hazards, such as strong currents or jellyfish stings. Bringing a first aid kit, life jackets, sun umbrellas, waterproof sunscreen, and sandals will ensure everyone is safe and comfortable during their trip to the beach.
  • You can take advantage of the beach:  Having the necessary supplies handy, common beach activities such as swimming, fishing, and building sandcastles are much easier without running back to the hotel or beach house for supplies.
  • Fun in the sun: Having all the necessary items to bring the fun out of your beach vacation can add to everyone’s enjoyment.
  • Convenience: By bringing enough snacks, drinks, and other items needed throughout a beach vacation, you won’t have to worry about running out of any important items while at the beach or buying new ones.
  • Saving money: By bringing everything you need on your beach vacation, you save yourself from paying high prices for items at beachside stores and restaurants.
  • Enjoyment: The whole purpose of a beach vacation is to relax and enjoy yourself! Having all the necessary supplies ready makes this much easier, as you’ll be able to focus more on enjoying your time rather than worrying about where everything is.
  • Comfort: Being prepared means having access to all the comforts of home, no matter where you travel.


Some Tips to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

  1. Plan ahead: Booking your accommodation and flights in advance will help save you money on your vacation.
  2. Pack wisely: Bringing only the essential items can help keep costs down, as well as the time it takes to pack and unpack
  3. Travel light:  Try to travel with only a carry-on bag to avoid paying extra baggage fees.
  4. Shop around: Compare prices from different vendors when booking activities or tours.
  5. Dine out responsibly: Eating at restaurants during your vacation may be expensive, so look for discounts or specials that could give you savings.
  6. Make use of free activities or attractions: Research free activities in the area where you are staying to make the most of your vacation.
  7. Use public transportation: Whenever possible, use public transportation to get around instead of renting a car or taking a taxi.
  8. Look for deals: Some local establishments have available deals on dining, activities, and more.
  9. Pack snacks and drinks: Bring snacks and drinks to save money instead of eating out for every meal.
  10. Sign up for loyalty programs: Look out for loyalty programs to help you save money.


Why do people choose Meadowmere Resort?

Meadowmere Resort is a family-owned hotel in Ogunquit, Maine, that offers affordable luxury accommodations and a variety of amenities. Our resort has 144 rooms with classic wood furniture and florals, as well as five different buildings to choose from. Each of these 144 rooms is fully furnished with modern facilities to keep you relaxed and entertained throughout your stay.

The amenities offered by Meadowmere Resort are unparalleled, with recreational areas, an outdoor pool, an on-site fitness center, a BBQ area, a game room, an indoor Roman Spa, and more. Guests can also enjoy delicious food and beverages from the West Meadow Pub. 

With our central location and proximity to Ogunquit attractions such as the Ogunquit Playhouse, beaches, parks, art galleries, and shopping centers, Meadowmere Resort is the ideal spot for individuals, families, or couples looking for the best getaway experience.


Book your stay at Meadowmere Resort today!


Final Thoughts

You can unwind and relish your time with family and friends by using this beach packing list. It is important to pack appropriately for the beach to ensure you have all the necessary items for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. When in doubt, remember that Meadowmere Resort is here to help you have the best possible holiday. Contact us today to learn more about our services or make a reservation. We cannot wait to have you here!


Frequently Asked Questions about What to Take on a Beach Vacation

Q: Are there any safety tips I should follow when at the beach?

A: Yes! Ensure you have plenty of sun protection, such as sunscreen and hats.

Q: What type of snacks should I pack for a beach vacation?

A: Snacks that are easy to transport and don’t require refrigeration, such as trail mix, popcorn, granola bars, crackers, and fruits, are great for beach vacations.

Q: Are there any items I should leave at home when going on a beach vacation?

A: It’s best to leave items like heavy sweaters or jackets at home since they’re unnecessary at the beach.

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