Packing for an Outer Banks Family Beach Vacation? Don’t Forget the….

Don’t get so excited about your vacation to the Outer Banks beaches that you forget to take the essentials. If you’re renting a house from Outer Banks Blue, you don’t need to worry about linens or towels, as we’ll provide those.

Depending on how many people are in your family, their ages and what activities you plan on participating in, your exact list might change.

For Everyone

Think about your daily routine. Make a note about what items you and your family use every morning when you get ready for your day. You’ll need those same things when you venture off to the beaches in the Outer Banks.

‗ Toothbrush
‗ Toothpaste
‗ Floss
‗ Soap
‗ Deodorant
‗ Shampoo/conditioner
‗ Brush/comb
‗ Hair products
‗ Hair dryer/curling iron/flat iron
‗ Prescription & OTC medications
‗ First aid ointment/bandages
‗ Batteries (for cameras and electronics)
‗ Contact lenses/supplies
‗ Cosmetics
‗ Shaving cream/razors
‗ Pajamas
‗ Underwear
‗ Clothes
‗ Shoes
‗ Accessories
‗ Phones/tablets/computers/games
‗ Chargers

For the Beach

It’s almost always less expensive to bring what you need rather than buy it in a resort area. However, it’s not always convenient. If you have room in your suitcases, it’s a good idea to pack some of these items for your trips to the beach.

‗ Sunscreen/suntan lotion
‗ Aloe/sunburn cream
‗ Lip balm
‗ Hand sanitizer
‗ Beach bag
‗ Bathing suits
_ Cover-up
‗ Sunglasses
‗ Beach towels
‗ Beach chairs
‗ Flip flops/water shoes
_ Mask/snorkel/fins
‗ Beach/water toys
‗ Book/MP3 player
‗ Cooler/water bottles

For Babies/Special Needs

Traveling with infants, toddlers or people with special needs (such as senior citizens or those with physical impairments)? Be sure to pack anything in particular that they require.
‗ Stroller
‗ Baby seat
‗ Pack-n-Play
‗ Wheelchair
‗ Cane/walker

Enjoy your visit to the Outer Banks!

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Terry Moore

Terry moved to the Outer Banks in 2003, fell in love with the Outer Banks and a local girl, now his wife. Since 2003 he has been discovering the Outer Banks and all it has to offer and loves to share those discoveries with the world.