Your Ultimate Beach Packing List for Family Vacation

12 Mar 2019 01:14 PM by Collins Vacation Rentals Staff
Your Ultimate Beach Packing List for Family Vacation

You’re going on vacation to de-stress, but you find yourself stressing out over what to pack! Yikes! Pour yourself a drink, sit back, and relax. We have you covered with our beach packing list for a family vacation! We created this list for a St. George Island getaway, our family-friendly island retreat.

St. George Island is unlike any other place off the coast of Florida. It is never crowded, and you will always find a spot on the beach. It’s the perfect place for a family vacation! Get a sneak peek into all our paradise has to offer when you browse through our things to do page. In it, you’ll find the most trusted businesses and best activities to enjoy! 

Your Beach Packing List for a Family Getaway

Here are our must-haves for a beach getaway! If you forget anything during your stay at Collins Vacation Rentals, we have everything you could need on the island. Stores like Island Adventures have everything from beachwear to fun games the whole family will love. If you need something in particular, just ask! We will point you in the right direction.

  • Sunscreen- This one is a no-brainer, but we just don’t want you to forget! Protect yourself and your family from harmful UV rays. We recommend getting a water-resistant brand so you can go in and out of the ocean all day long. 
  • An umbrella or beach tent- This one goes hand-in-hand with sunscreen. It’s important to have some shade, especially if you have young children. 
  • Bathing suits- Everyone needs at least one swimsuit for a beach vacation, but it’s always a good idea to have more. No one wants to put a wet suit back on! 
  • Baby powder or cornstarch- This is a local tip from us islanders that are constantly on the beach. Sprinkle a little on your feet after you are done with the beach and sand will come right off. It’s magic! 
  • Buckets and pails- Kids can play with just about anything on the beach, but you can make sure they are occupied with some beach toys. Give your kids fond memories of creating brilliant sand castles during your stay on St. George Island. 
  • A good book- Not everything is about the kids! There will be times where they are playing peacefully in the sand, so focus on yourself and relax. 
  • Snacks, lunch, and water- Of course, water is one of the most important things on a beach packing list for the family. You need to stay hydrated! You and the kids are sure to get hungry after spending hours in the sun, so light snacks are always appreciated. You can head to Sparks & Sons’ Island Grocery or the Piggly Wiggly Express to pick up some fruit, chips, and sandwich ingredients. 
  • A beach cart- A beach cart always makes it easier to lug all your necessities back and forth. However, if you are renting one of our Collins Vacation Rentals beachfront homes, you won’t have to worry about it! All you need to do is step out your door onto the beach. 
  • Beach chairs- You don’t have to worry about packing beach chairs for your vacation if there isn’t room in the car; we can have them delivered right to your vacation rental. Just don’t forget to bring them to the beach! 

Book Your Island Getaway Today

Your beach packing list for a family vacation is complete, so what are you waiting for? It’s time to gather your gear and book your stay with Collins Vacation Rentals! Our quiet island is perfect for a family getaway, and we have more than 200 rentals to choose from. Browse and book today! We look forward to seeing you.