Beach Bag Checklist

When spending the day at the beach on beautiful Anna Maria Island, being prepared can make the day more enjoyable! Here is a list of items you might want to pack in your beach bag! If you happen to forget something, don’t worry, there are plenty of stores along the island where you stop and get what you forgot!

Accessories

  • Flip-flops

  • Glasses and/or contact lenses, if necessary (bring an extra pair, too)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun hat

  • Waterproof money holder

 

 

Clothing

  • Swimsuit

  • Swimsuit cover-up

 

Equipment

  • Batteries for small electronics and cameras

  • Beach blanket

  • Beach chairs

  • Beach towels

  • Beach toys

  • Beach umbrella

  • Camera (and film, if needed)

  •  Cell phone
  • Chargers for your cell phone, camera, video camera, and laptop

  • Cooler

  • Fishing poles

  • Flotation devices

  • Goggles

  • iPod and iPod dock

  • Snorkel and fins

  • Video camera

Health and Beauty Items

 

  • Aloe vera gel

  • Antibacterial wipes

  • Body lotion

  • Comb and brush

  • Contact lens solution, if needed

  • First aid kit, including antacid, antihistamine for allergies, bandages, candied ginger for motion sickness, pain reliever, antibiotic ointment, etc.

  • Floss/ Toothbrush/ Toothpaste

  • Insect repellent

  • Lip balm (choose one with SPF 15)

  • Personal-hygiene items

  • Prescriptions

  • Sunscreen (pack at least one all-purpose sunscreen with SPF 15)

 

Miscellaneous

  • Addresses of friends and family for postcards

  • Books

  • Healthy snacks, such as chewy granola bars, dried fruit, mini bagels, nuts, and pretzels

  • Maps and directions (try randmcnally.com for maps, directions, and traffic information)

  • Money (cash, ATM cards, traveler’s checks)

  • Travel journal

  • Travel pillow and blanket