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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:



  • ClothesMother with kids

  • 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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