The Best Summer Beach Day Packing List - Free Printables!

A Summer Beach Day Packing List is a great way to get organized, have kids help and get out the door quickly so you can have more time for fun at the beach!

Beach scene with people and beach umbrellas

A beach umbrella is an absolute must! We never head to the beach without it! Here's one beach umbrella that is nice to look at and does the job!

Now when you have young kids- even just one kid- prepping for any kind of trip can be quite the challenging task!


Getting ready for even a day at the beach feels like you're launching the space shuttle!


Summer Bucket List fun activity for kids printable

Our Best Ever Summer Bucket List Printable is a fun activity for kids to do and put all those summer plans in one place! Great for summer and makes a fun keepsake!

Ivory Ella Pet Tees Beach Theme

Beach Tees - check! The cuter the better! Love these Pet Tees by Ivory Ella!


When my blogging partner (and daughter) was young, we'd have a quick breakfast in an attempt to get out the door and to the beach as quickly as possible.


(These scones were perfect for a quick bite to eat or add to the cooler for a snack at the beach!!)

tide coming in ocean edge at sandy tropical beach with sun peaking on horizon

I would prepare snacks and beverages, swimsuits, towels & toys. My husband would find the cooler, beach chairs, make sure we had gas in the car and gather any other essentials that I typically forgot.



The youngest member would run around in excitement getting underfoot! Usually she'd put together a few books to take for the car ride like this one!


As she got a little older, she would help. We put together a Beach Day Packing List and that made a huge difference!



Putting together a list helped us get organized and out the door in half the time it normally took us!


So, here we are - back in our beach day mode!


We packed up everything we needed and drove to a nearby state park that has a beautiful beach at the edge of a tree-lined lake.

rocky beach with people on sand by ocean edge

In fact, as we write this we are actually at the beach! The sand is in between our toes, the sounds of water splashing and the warm sun making us drowsy after a little swimming. Perfection!



We left the laptop home and went traditional with a notebook and pencil and put together the perfect Summer Beach Day Packing List to share with you!

girls running into the ocean holding hands

(Above) A trip to Martha's Vineyard with our Girl Scout Troop a few years back! Read more about that fun trip and things to see here!


We wrote down all the things we take with us when heading out for some summertime fun, and added in a couple of extras we thought would be good to pack as well!

Van with surfboards piled on top in parking lot of ocean beach

It's fun to plan and easier to pack and prepare with these printable Packing Lists to help get the job done!



A packing list is not only a great way to get ready more quickly and efficiently, it's also super fun to look back on your Beach Day list post trip and add it to a scrapbook or keep in a time capsule once summer is in the rearview!

People on sandy beach by ocean

It also builds on the excitement and anticipation of visiting the sand and shore while helping to prepare for the fun in the sun ahead!


Looking to keep the kids busy and having loads of fun while enjoying a day at the beach? Here's another fun printable!


Want a free printable copy of this below Beach Day Packing List? Just pop in your email address and it’ll come right to your inbox!

Beach Day Packing List Free Printable download

Too many emails filling your inbox? You can also find this Beach Day Packing List and more at our shop here!


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Beach Day Packing List Pin for Pinterest with fun colorful beach graphics from My Kidz Bookshelf

Want to create your own personalized Beach Day Packing List to help get your adventures organized? Visit our shop to see all of our packing lists in one place!


We have a variety of packing lists that are customizable and kid-friendly too! Parents can fill them in with all of the necessary items you and your family want to bring to your next beach day outing!

Beach Day Packing List colorful printable download travel organizer

Our shop has a growing variety of colorful printables from Packing Lists to Games to holiday fun for kids and families!


We hope these packing lists come in handy for your next trip to the beach!


Enjoy the beach!

April & Cenzia


Please note: All of our free printables are for personal use only. They may not be sold or redistributed in any way by anyone other than their original creator, My Kidz Bookshelf.