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The Essentials for a Family Vacation: Myrtle Beach Packing Check-List

A list of items to pack before heading out on your family vacation is essential so you don’t find yourself scrambling at the last minute. We’ve put together a list of Myrtle Beach essentials for your next family vacation at Captain's Quarters Resort:

Myrtle Beach Vacation Packing List

For the drive down:

  • Snacks
  • Sodas/Juice/Water
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Portable DVD player and movies
  • Books
  • Games
  • Mix CD/iPod
  • Plastic bags for garbage
  • Coins for toll ways/parking meters
  • Emergency kit/first aid kit
  • Maps/GPS

For the beach/pool:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Beach chair
  • Beach umbrella
  • Cooler with ice packs
  • Sodas/Juice/Water
  • Snacks
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Flip Flops
  • Beach mat
  • Koozies
  • Books/Magazines
  • Buckets, shovels and beach toys
  • Arm floaties and tubes
  • Boogie Board
  • Waterproof camera
  • Plastic Ziploc bags to keep things dry
  • Beach Bag
  • Bathing suit cover-up
  • Frisbee and other beach games

The Basics:

  • Clothes
  • Closed in shoes
  • Sandals
  • Dirty clothes bags
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shaving supplies
  • Hair products
  • Hair brush
  • Makeup
  • Aloe Vera
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hangers
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Laptop/Tablet and charger
  • Plastic forks/spoons and paper plates for picnics

If Traveling with Infants:

  • Diapers
  • Diaper Bag
  • Baby swim shirt/shorts
  • Bottles
  • Bottle Brush
  • Detergent
  • Formula
  • Lots of extra clothes
  • Baby sunscreen
  • Bonnet
  • Shaded car seat
  • Bibs

For more Myrtle Beach vacation packing tips check out our "Beach Supplies: What to Bring and What to Leave at Home" blog entry.

Download a printable version of our packing list here.

Happy packing!



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