My Beach Packing List

florida beach

Summer has arrived! Like a lot of Americans, my summer agenda usually includes a trip to Florida. So I headed south to the beaches of Florida to visit family, eat good seafood and, of course, relax on the beach. While a bathing suit and shades are staples, my packing list has definitely expanded now that there’s a baby in tow for my trips! Here’s what’s in my bag.

Sunglasses: Classic aviators like Oliver Peoples’ “Benedict” sunglasses are always in style, and polarized versions keep my light eyes safe in the sun.

Weekender Tote: My Fold-Over Weekender bag from Thirty-One Gifts is large enough to hold all my stuff, is super durable, plus comes in a cute pattern to boot!

Beach Towel: I found a stylish striped version from Serena & Lily that includes fun tassel accents. Perfect for long afternoons lounging on the sand!

Babyganics Outdoor Essentials Duo: One of my favorite baby brands, Babyganics, sells a mineral based sunscreen that’s safer for little ones. It protects against the strong Florida sun and comes in convenient travel sizes.

packing list



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  1. Being a Mom as well it’s definitely more packing us women have to do with not only going to the beach but anywhere. How things have changed but for the better 🙂 Love your blogs and love my 31 bag as well. I also have a Thirty-One organizer i use as a diaper organizer with lotion, wipes diapers etc that i love.

  2. A trip to the beach is not as easy as our single days when it comes to packing. So now my beach bag is a little more heavier it consists of the below ?
    •baby snacks like puffs, cookies, strawberries
    •sippy cup
    •pampers swim diapers
    •pampers diapers
    •baby wipes
    •babygenics sunscreen
    •tanning oil
    •beach towels


  3. Great tips Adrienne Away! I love the fold over beach tote! So cute and functional!i also started using the babyganics sunscreen. Great tips! Keep them coming. I need some for my upcoming trip to Boston!