Checklist For The Ultimate Beach Trip


We’re well into summertime, but every trip to the beach has us dumbfounded as to how we’ve forgotten something yet again. Here’s a list of all the necessities you need for the ultimate beach trip.

Whether you’re going down to the local beach for the afternoon or roadtripping with friends on a summer getaway, there’s nothing worse than realising you forgot something in the moment you need it. Here’s a checklist to ensure your beach trip is as blissful as can be!

Beach essentials:

  • Towel
  • Tote bag
  • A change of clothes, including underwear
  • A plastic bag (to separate wet and dry clothes)
  • Sandals/flip flops

Inca Beach Towel from Tesalate. Shop all beach and pool accessories at Zanui.

Sun protection:

  • Sunscreen (enough for reapplication)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sun-protective lip balm
  • Umbrella
  • Aloe Vera gel/soothing lotion

sunny-life checklist for the ultimate beach trip
Luxe Watermelon Lie-On Float from SUNNYLIFE, available online at Zanui.

Personal items:

  • Phone
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Hand sanitiser/wet wipes (to rid pesky sand!)
  • Band-Aids and medications
  • Deodorant

Islander Turkish Towels from Atolyia, available online at Zanui.

Fun and games:

  • Floaties
  • Outdoor games
  • Portable speaker for music
  • Boogie board/surf board
  • Foldable chair
  • A book/magazines
  • Esky (with cold drinks and snacks)
  • Portable BBQ (with BBQ utensils!)
  • Blanket/picnic rug
  • Fins/snorkel
  • Camera (be careful if it’s not waterproof!)

Inflatable Cactoss from SUNNYLIFE, available online at Zanui.

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.