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Tuesday, July 02 2019

Will you be heading to the coast and staying in a beach house this summer? Week or month-long oceanfront getaways are a great way to escape the heat, relax, recharge, and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Packing for your beach house vacation can be stressful, and it’s easy to forget important things you’ll need on this holiday. See below for the ultimate beach house vacay checklist!


Packing clothes is always the easiest part because you know you need the basics to get by. Pack the following for each family member so you are prepared for your waterfront vacation:

  • Comfortable shirts, shorts, pants, and dresses for lounging around the house, walking, bike riding, and beach activities
  • Some warm clothes for those chilly, overcast days and nighttime bonfires
  • Plenty of bathing suits and beach wraps
  • Tennis shoes and flip flops
  • Hats and sunglasses for sun protection
  • Underwear and socks
  • Short and long pajamas

If your accommodations have a washer and dryer, try not to overpack but instead pack enough to last a week and then do some laundry when necessary.


Focusing on your toiletries now means not worrying about it later when its 11pm and you realize you forgot to pack a toothbrush.

  • SUNSCREEN!! We know how strong that summer sun can get, be sure to lather up anytime you go outside
  • The full dental hygiene care package: toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss
  • First aid kit
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and soap
  • Prescriptions and medications
  • Body lotion
  • Make up remover
  • Makeup
  • Chapstick
  • Razors
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair dryer
  • Sleep mask (in case you want to block the sun and take a nap or sleep in)
  • Diapers for your little ones


Your beach house may already be fully equipped with all the toys and games you need, but if it’s not, here is a short list that will keep you and the family fully entertained throughout the vacation:

  • Sand toys—a beach vacation isn’t complete without building huge sandcastles and collecting seashells and sea glass in plastic buckets
  • Outdoor games to be played on the beach—think soccer, football, badminton, volleyball, and frisbee
  • Bicycles and scooters for the boardwalk
  • Boardgames for family fun night
  •  A few books you want to scratch off your reading list


  • Your Amazon Firestick so you can relax and watch Netflix
  • Tablets for game playing and reading
  • Portable speaker to bring music to the beach
  • Chargers for phones, tablets, and speakers

Optional Extras

  • Pillows (who doesn’t love sleeping on their own pillow?)
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach tents or easy ups
  • Ice chest
  • Wagon
  • Stroller


It’s easiest to wait until you arrive at your destination to stock up on groceries, but when you do, choose ingredients for easy, healthy meals. You can find 30-minute dinner recipes on the Woman’s Day Website,, and the Food Network.

Once you’re all settled into your cozy beach house, open your Bi-Fold, Multi-Slide, or French Swing Door Systems and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and salty air! Learn how to bring that beach house lifestyle home with you using Bi-Fold, Multi-Slide, or French Swing Patio Doors.

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