What to Pack for a Week at the Beach

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Leave for one Sea Holiday it is always a war between space and necessity. Dealing with the preparation of a suitcase requires patience, practical sense and organization. You have to prepare a list and decide in advance the occasions of use and find simple solutions for the beach, in the afternoon and in the evening.
Here 10 must haves di what to pack for a week at the beach!


  1. 1. Organized and practical beauty case
  2. 2. Practical and light backpack
  3. 3. Travel documents and keys
  4. 4. Scarf or bandana is essential to the sea
  5. 5. Swimsuit
  6. 6. The right shoes
  7. 7. T-shirt at will
  8. 8. Technological case
  9. 9. Reorganized portfolio
  10. 10. Medicines
  11. User questions and comments

1. Organized and practical beauty case

Beach life is hard and tiring you need to be organized to be ready for any situation. Having a beauty case organized is essential! Prepare it first by putting it in: sunscreen, comb, after sun cream, your favorite magazine and mosquito repellents inside.

2. Practical and light backpack

Whether you are about to take a flight, a train or your car, don't make the mistake of taking a small trolley! Better a very comfortable backpack both as hand luggage and as a travel bag. Choose one that suits your body size, with adjustable backrest. Take care to choose it with a zip on the front so that you always have mobile phones and documents at hand.

3. Travel documents and keys

Print all reservations hotels, flights / trains / ships and car / motorbike rentals. Divide them by days and put them in a plastic folder so that you are sure not to pick them up or get them wet. Write down the useful numbers to call, of course there are cell phones but anything can happen on vacation! Bring your destination guide and save on your mobile or tablet the pages of travel sites that seem interesting to you.

Don't forget to make a copy of your passport or credit card so that you don't always carry them with you but leave them in the safe. And the copy of the documents can save your holiday in case of loss! If you are traveling with your own car, always make a copy of the ownership documents and bring the spare keys.

4. Scarf or bandana is essential to the sea

Il scarf has several uses. You can use it as a headband, as a belt, to cover yourself from the wind or as an accessory for the evening. Get some different designs and indulge yourself! For the boys ... don't underestimate the wind a bandana can save you from a vacation ruined by a sore throat. Scooters are also often rented at the beach, the bandana is essential to cover the neck or, for those without hair, to be worn as a health and hygiene safety in case of using a rented helmet.

5. Swimsuit

It is not the sea without it Costumes! You can show off costumes in quantity and play with the separates to create looks for the late afternoon. Bring as many costumes as your vacation days.

6. The right shoes

Every woman's dilemma: Shoes, how many and which ones to bring?
If the luggage is minimal, choose flip-flops, flat and comfortable day sandals and a laced shoe if you plan to go hiking or travel by scooter or road quad. Closed, laced shoes are also useful if you are walking in places where there is no sidewalk or where the coat is covered with insects and leaves. They protect your foot and avoid unpleasant accidents. If you really can't do without it, bring heels for the nightlife!

7. T-shirt at will

Le half sleeve shirts they can never miss. If you go to a particularly hot place, count two for the day and one for the evening. Divide the shirts according to the occasion of use (day and evening). Never forget to pack two white t-shirts that can go well with anything!

8. Technological case

Prepare a pencil case with mobile phone charger, iPad / Kindle charger e ear phones. In this way you will not miss anything and they will always be protected from sand and water. If you prepare your technological case first, you will always be sure that you have not forgotten your mobile phone charger at home! If you go abroad don't forget the power adapter to charge your devices everywhere.

9. Reorganized portfolio

It is completely useless to take all the cards from the supermarket and the various shopping centers on vacation. Empty your wallet or use one for your holidays, perhaps with summer colors. In your wallet, for the holiday period, keep only the necessary: ​​identity documents, driving license, money, health document and credit cards. If you are abroad, when you go around, leave everything in hotel safety deposit boxes and move light.

10. Medicines

Do thelist of medicines that you usually take and carry at least three more than you need. Also take generic medications for fever, dysentery and headache. Always insert contraceptives and sanitary pads even if it does not seem the case ... anything can happen on vacation !!

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