Ultimate Beach Packing List Florida

Published: 7:34 am, July 20, 2020
| Last updated: 8:30 am, December 31, 2023

Ultimate Beach Packing List Florida

We’ve organized a list of beach essentials and extras to make any beach day perfect. Our list contains the necessities first and then an itemized list of over 50 possible items to include.

Swimsuit / bikini 

I know it seems like a no brainer but here’s the reminder just in case. Also if you got that one friend who’s all like “I don’t know I’m probably not going to go in blah blah..” Just make sure they wear it or bring it, because chances are they’re going to change their mind when they get there. 


Another no brainer but if you were planning on air drying, you’ll at least want something to lay on or to help deal with the sand. 

Sandals / Flip flops 

Unless you’re wearing water shoes, anything other than sandals / flip flops is just a bad idea. The sand can get extremely hot so tread lightly and quickly you bear foot warriors. 

Sunscreen / Tanning lotion 

The sun is no joke, especially if your pale cousin from Minnesota is tagging along. 

Beach Blanket / Mat / Chairs 

Unless you’re a kid, laying in the sand is not high on anyone’s list of things to do. I personally prefer the chairs; they have straps to be carried like a backpack, a pouch to store stuff in, cup holders for drinks, recline options, and won’t blow with the wind. 

Beach blankets and mats are more ideal for those looking to lay down, soak up the sun and acquire the least amount of sand.  


If you’re making it a beach day, you’re going to want beverages, and most likely food too. 

Beach Umbrella 

If you’re staying a while and/or have little one’s with you, you’ll definitely want the option of shade. You’d be surprised how fast you can catch a sunburn, and yes sun poisoning is a real thing so try not to hang for too long without the proper precautions.

Other essentials / helpful

  • Baby travel gear
  • Beach Bag to carry everything
  • Float strap for devices
  • Garbage bags
  • Snacks
  • Sundress / Swimsuit coverup
  • Water/drinks
  • Waterproof bags
  • Waterproof phone case

For Fun

  • Beer/wine
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Boogie board
  • Cast net
  • Corn hole boards and bag
  • Fishing poles
  • Floaties
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Goggles
  • Headphones
  • Inner tube
  • Kayak
  • Kids toys
  • Kite
  • Metal Detector
  • Sand castle bucket and shovel
  • Skimboard
  • Snorkel / Fins
  • Surf board
  • Volleyball

Keep Cool

  • Cooler cup
  • Deodorant
  • LifeStraw filtered water bottle
  • Lip Balm
  • Personal hand-held fan
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Sun hat – men / women
  • Sunglasses
  • Tent
  • Water bottle

Other Extras

  • A good book
  • Aloe Vera
  • Beach hammock
  • Binoculars
  • Change of Clothes
  • Comb
  • Feminine products
  • First aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • GoPro
  • Grill
  • HERO packing cubes
  • Hair Scrunchies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kindle cover
  • Leave in conditioner
  • Life jacket
  • Mini hairbrush
  • Portable phone charger
  • Rain jacket
  • Rash guard / womens and mens
  • Selfie Stick
  • Slip on water shoes
  • Sweatshirt
  • Underwater digital camera
  • Wetsuit
  • Wine tumblers

If your looking for potential beaches to visit, make sure to check out our Florida beach map (here). We’ve organized a map / list of Florida beaches to make them easier to find. Beaches aren’t the only thing you can find on our adventure map, we have over 50 different activities you can find.

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Amusement Parks / Rides +

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Arcades | Bungee Jumping | Escape Rooms | Go Karts | Helicopter Rides | Hot Air Balloons | Mini Golf | Theme Parks | Sky Diving | Unique

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Animals +

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Alligators | Butter Fly Exhibits | Dolphin Encounters | Horseback Riding | Zoos

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Extreme Sports +

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BMX | Drive Race Cars | Fly Boarding | Motocross / ATV | Parkour / Ninja Warrior | Rock Climbing | Skate Parks | Trampoline Parks | Zip Lines

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Nature +

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Airboat Rides | Beaches | Camping | Springs | State Parks | Trails | Waterfalls

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Night Life +

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Breweries | Casinos | Gentlemen’s Club | Night Clubs

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Sports / Rec +

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Archery Ranges | Axe Throwing | Batting Cages | Disc Golf Courses | Driving Ranges | Golf Courses | Paintball Courses | Shooting Ranges

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Water Adventures +

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Canoe / Kayak | Deep Sea Charters | Jet Ski Rental | Kiteboarding | Paddleboarding | Parasailing | Scuba Diving | Snorkeling | Wakeboarding

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