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publication date: June 2, 2023

What to take to the seaside? 7 things not to miss in your suitcase!

Planning a seaside holiday and wondering what to bring with you? Don't worry, we are here to help you! Read our guide and discover 7 tips to help you complete your list of essentials to take on your seaside holiday.



How to pack a suitcase for the seaside? Discover the list of things you can't forget!

1. Airy clothes for the beach, our undisputed number one

Is your holiday suitcase still waiting to be packed? Can't decide what to take to the seaside, constantly putting on and taking out different outerwear from your suitcase?  Prepare a list of things that includes light and airy fabrics - sure to make you feel comfortable even on hot days! How about linen dresses, shorts or shirts? Choose clothes that will not only suit your style, but will also keep you comfortable for long walks on the beach or evenings out. Let your imagination run wild and go casual - after all, holidays only come once a year. Although... maybe not necessarily?

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If there's one thing else that definitely can't be missing from your holiday suitcase, it's.... beachwear. When going on holiday, it's a good idea to pack a bathing suit, a pareo (or other beach wrap) to act as a shield from the sun or as part of your outfit, flip-flops or sandals (depending on which you feel more comfortable in), and a hat or classic baseball cap to protect your head from the excessive sun.

2. What to take to the seaside? Your favourite cosmetics!

You probably already know that the seaside sun can be very intense, especially in summer. It is important to adequately protect your skin from UV radiation.

What should you take to the seaside? High-filter creams - both face and body! Remember that your skin will be a little dry after sunbathing, so it's worth packing an after-sun cream or a good lotion too. You'll also want to bring sunglasses and a beach umbrella for extra UV protection and a...  a towel to help you dry off.

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We know that packing a suitcase for a holiday is far from fun. However, when considering what to take to the seaside, think about including basic hygiene items such as bath lotion, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush, moisturiser and disinfectant. Remember that taking care of proper hygiene is important, especially during the summer heat. So pack the perfect toiletries for you and make sure you feel fresh and crisp throughout your trip!

3. Comfortable footwear, a must-have for your holiday walks

We've already established that flip-flops are your beach must-have. In addition to these, it's also a good idea to prepare yourself with... comfortable walking shoes. After all, a seaside holiday is a time that begs for a long walk on the beach! You're probably wondering what we mean by comfortable footwear? For your seaside holiday, take along sandals, trainers or just lightweight trainers, which are sure to make exploring the area easier, as well as comfortable and convenient for spontaneous holiday activities.

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4. What things to pack for the seaside? Beach accessories so you won't get bored!

What to take to the seaside if you already have comfortable shoes, airy clothes and sunscreen in your suitcase? Beach accessories such as inflatable mattresses, badminton rackets, beach volleyballs or frisbee. Who knows, maybe you'll even take your bike with you? These ideas should be of particular interest to you if you enjoy physical activity. Beach accessories will pass the time and are a great way to entertain the whole family! 

If you still have room in your luggage, take along some so-called time-enrichers. These will ensure that your day at the beach or in your hotel room doesn't get too long. Pack your favourite book, board games, puzzles, playing cards or crosswords. In fact, the possibilities are endless - so choose what will give you the most pleasure and entertainment in your free time!

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5. What is worth taking to the seaside? A camera to capture the memories!

A family holiday is the perfect opportunity to capture beautiful moments. So when considering what to take to the seaside, don't forget.... a camera or a phone with a good camera. Thanks to them, all the unforgettable views, beautiful sunsets and joyful moments spent on the beach will remain not only in your memory, but also on your device! However, remember spare batteries and an extra memory card so that you don't miss any opportunities to take fantastic photos.

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6. Always have a travel first aid kit at hand

Do you know the saying, "Always safe, always insured"? When packing your suitcase for a seaside holiday, it is a good idea to have a small travel first aid kit with you! Take with you basic painkillers, allergy remedies, plasters and bandages. In case of minor cuts, insect bites or other unforeseen situations, you won't be stressed as much - after all, everything you need is already at hand!

7. Travel documents and payment cards - something you must not forget

Before you leave for your holiday, make sure you have all your essentials with you. Take your passport or identity card, driving licence, health insurance card or payment cards with you. Pack the things you need in a safe place, i.e. in your hand luggage, so that you have easy access to them if needed.

Remember that when it comes to packing a suitcase, everyone has their own preferences and needs. Not all the things you pack that you think you need will also serve you. Fortunately - you can adapt the above list to your requirements and preferences! 

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