If there's a beach vacation in your future here's a beach trip checklist that's practical with a little shoreside flair thrown in.
Looking for a complete packing list? Go to Vacation Packing Checklists.
From there, each vacation is as individual as you are. Climate, activities, special events and modes of travel will dictate must-haves for your list.
This page is a beach trip checklist of all those items needed especially for shoreside, island and other tropical vacations.As you would expect, it's filled with water friendly stuff to make the most of a trip to the sun, sand and surf.
You can often buy these on the beach and if you've been on a beach vacation before, chances are pretty good that there's one in your closet. If you have one (or two) pack them.
They'll come in handy as a swimsuit coverup, skirt, dress, beach blanket, table cloth, privacy curtain, sun shade, light blanket, etc... and they'll ask for very little space in your luggage in return.
The Sea to Summit 13 Liter Dry Bag is about 3 gallons in size and holds a pareo, a towel, sunscreen, water bottle, camera etc. The bigger sizes can double as your beach bag.
These are our favorite dry bags on the boat because they're soft, flexible and the colors are fantastic but the thing that's best about them from a traveler's perspective is how little space they take up when they're not being used.
Even though it seems too good to be true...I'm not kidding!
Home swapping gives you the best of both worlds. Enjoy all the comforts of home at your destination living in an established residence while it's owner lives at your house and keeps an eye on things there.
No need for ploys to fool robbers into thinking your house is occupied while you're gone, the house is occupied.
Trade places with someone who lives in one of your bucket list destinations. Stay for days or months - whatever you work out with your trade partner.
And yet another way to stay for free at a vacation location is by pet or house sitting. Yes, there are tens of thousands of pet and homeowners that are looking for someone to stay in their house while they vacation, visit family or attend events. Many have pets that can't be left alone but some want the security of having someone reliable staying in their house while they're gone.
Of all the beaches you've visited which do you think is the Best Beach in the World? Tell us where it is and what you love about it.
Is it a great walking or tanning beach
Has something special happened to you on YOUR beach? A proposal, a wedding, maybe you met a special person.
Everyone love to look at beach photos. Include a picture of your beach if you have one!
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