What to Bring to the Beach

Don't let anything get in the way of your relaxing beach vacation. Check out our list of beach essentials - perfect for every trip to the shore. You'll be kicking back and soaking up the sun in no time.

A beach vacation is an excellent way to enjoy time with family while still safely social distancing from others. Don’t waste precious sun and surf time wondering if you forgot to pack an extra towel. Our helpful packing lists highlight all the must-have items your family needs for a relaxing beach vacation. From towels to sunscreen to water shoes, we’ll make sure you have all the beach essentials.

Beaching Packing List

  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Hats
  • Clothes (bring things like swimsuit cover ups, shirts, shoes/sandals, undergarments, hats and jackets)
  • Beach bag/ Storage bags
  • Swimming suit
  • Beach umbrella and chairs
  • Beach towel/blanket
  • Bug spray
  • First-aid kit (include things like hand sanitizer, bandages and pain relievers)
  • Aloe vera

Personal Items for the Beach

  • Cell phone and charger 
  • Car charger (for emergencies)
  • Cash
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Insurance cards (in case of emergencies)
  • List of medications
  • Emergency contact list
  • Face masks
  • Vaccine card (check the location you're visitng for restrictions/regulations around COVID-19)

Beach Must-Haves for Kids

  • Books
  • Beach toys (like a bucket and shovel)
  • Beach games (enjoy classics like frisbee, volleyball or badminton) 
  • Inflatables/Floaties
  • Snorkel gear
  • Goggles
  • Life vests
  • Portable speaker
  • Snacks
  • Headphones
  • Cooler (don't forget to pack water and snacks!)

Best Beach Cars

2-Door Jeep

2 is better than 1 with a 2-door jeep from Enterprise. Bring a friend and boogie board and catch a wave in rugged style. 

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4-Door Jeep

Bring the family along for the adventure in a 4-door jeep. With more room for luggage, you can bring everything you need for your beach road trip.

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Hit the beach in an SUV rental from Enterprise. Our SUVs offer plenty of flexibility with seating capacity, power, and luggage room. 

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Driving Resources


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