The 10 clothing items you should always pack for a hot beach holiday

Now that you’ve booked your flight, sorted your accommodation and have a full itinerary for your week away, it’s time to consider what you’re going to pack. In general, beach holidays tend not to require a full suitcase, but it’s still best to be prepared for any eventuality, even if you plan to do nothing but soak up the sun.

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Here’s an (almost comprehensive) list of the clothes you should pack for your next trip

Beach sandals

Spending the majority of your time lounging around the pool means you’ll need a pair of suitable footwear to avoid dangerous slips and trips. While flip-flops are what most people reach for, these aren’t always the safest option. Instead, try and go for sandals that have an ankle strap or a back to protect your arches.

A beach bag

Of course, you’re going to need a bag to carry around your sunscreen, reading material and snacks while you’re at the beach. We recommend something lightweight in a color that will go with everything you’ll be wearing at the beach.

A rain jacket

Most tropical destinations will have rainy seasons meaning that storms will be frequent. Pack a rain jacket that neatly fits in your bag so you’ll be prepared if you’re suddenly caught in a shower.

Comfortable footwear

If you’re planning on exploring your new surroundings, then a comfortable pair of footwear is absolutely essential. There’s nothing worse than the blisters that can be caused by ill-fitting shoes. Try and wear your shoes in before you go to avoid any pain.

A sweater or cardigan

Just because you’re in a hot country doesn’t mean that there won’t be a chill at night. Pack a sweater or a cardigan for the nights when you’re dining out.

A wide-brimmed hat

Hot weather = sun and if you aren’t prepared you could suffer serious sunburn. Lathering yourself with sunscreen isn’t always enough so pack a wide-brimmed hat that protects your neck and shoulders while you’re out and about.

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At least two swimsuits

Ok, we’ve cheated a bit here with two (or more) items in one, but it’s a good idea to pack a spare swimsuit so that you won’t have to wait around for the one you’ve just worn to dry. Those who struggle to find a swimsuit that suits their body shape should take a look at Ashleigh Plus Size.

A pair of formal (or semi-formal) shoes

Most bars or restaurants you’ll visit on an evening will require you to have a pair of semi-formal, closed toe sandals or shoes.

A cotton cover-up

When the sun starts to set, and the temperature on the beach gets a little cooler, you’ll probably want to have a stylish cover-up to drape over your swimsuit. Find something that matches all of the swimsuits you’ve packed.

Plenty of t-shirts

The obvious clothing choice for hot weather is t-shirts and tank tops, and luckily, these are clothing items that are incredibly versatile. Pack enough to last you a week or two so you won’t have to do laundry while you’re there.

 


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