Printable Beach Camping Checklist

Rooftop Tent on Beach

Planning a beach camping trip, doesn’t have to be stressful.  You may be new to beach camping or a beach bum through and through, but if you’re thinking about going camping at the beach, you’re going to want to have the basic essentials.

Whether you plan on going with your friends or with your family, we are sharing below our complete beach camping checklist.

This is the checklist we always refer to. We’ve covered everything you need to be utterly prepared for the best beach adventure.

You may not need all the items on the list. Just select the items that apply to you. You may also think of things you want that are not on the list. Add them.

We also added a printer-friendly version of our beach camping checklist you can download!

Also, check out our complete camping checklist

Beach Camping Checklist

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Beach Camping Checklist


  • Tent
  • Ground Tarp
  • Shade tarp/poles
  • Sand stakes
  • Sand bags
  • Beach umbrella/shelter


  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping pad and/or air mattress
  • Air Pump
  • Hammock


  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans/pants
  • Sweater
  • Jacket
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes/boots
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Hat/cap
  • Swimsuit
  • Pajamas
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
  • Laundry bag
  • Laundry detergent 
  • Clothespins

Personal Hygiene

  • Toothbrush/ Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Face/body lotion
  • Towels/cloths
  • Tissues
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Hair Brush/comb
  • Nail clippers
  • Razor/blades/shaving cream
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary pads/tampons
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletry bag

Camp Kitchen – Gear 

Camp Kitchen – Chuck Box

  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Herbs and spices
  • Ground coffee
  • Paper towel
  • Napkins
  • Tongs and spatula
  • Wooden spoon
  • Aluminum foil
  • Measuring cups
  • Utensils
  • Skewers
  • Grill forks
  • Potholders
  • Plates/bowls
  • Mugs
  • Plastic cups
  • Knives
  • Scissors
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cutting board
  • Can opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Ziplock bags
  • Plastic containers
  • Trash bags
  • 2 Tubs for dishwashing
  • Dish soap
  • Sponge & scrubber
  • Dish rag
  • Dish towel

First Aid Kit

  • Personal medications
  • Aspirin, Tylenol or Ibuprofen
  • Bug repellent
  • Antihistamine
  • Sinus medication
  • Antacids (Rolaids)
  • Imodium
  • EPI pen
  • Bandages
  • Medical tape
  • Sterile gauze
  • Elastic wrap
  • Burn ointment
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Saline solution
  • Latex gloves
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Thermometer
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Safety Pins
  • Sting Eze
  • Snakebite kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Phone numbers of the local hospital and emergency care

Camping Accessories

  • Broom & dustpan
  • Backpack
  • Rope
  • Pegs
  • GPS
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Lantern
  • Batteries
  • Solar Panel
  • Binoculars
  • Bungee cords
  • Pocket knife
  • Duct tape
  • Whistle
  • Assorted Tools
  • Pen and paper

Beach Driving Gear

  • Tire deflator
  • Air compressor
  • Jack and jack board
  • Tire traction boards
  • Snatch strap
  • Shovel
  • Gloves
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Water
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Tire repair kit
  • Sand flag
  • Beach/off-road trail maps
  • Beach access permit


  • Beach Chairs
  • Camera
  • Deck of cards
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Kite
  • Frisbee
  • Beach Ball
  • Sand Toys
  • Surf gear
  • Paddleboard
  • Kayak
  • Fishing gear
  • Snorkel gear
  • Flotation devices
  • Life Jackets
  • Beach Cart


Beach Camping is fun and shouldn’t be stressful. Take care to follow this checklist to be fully prepared, and you’re sure to have a great time on your first beach camping trip, and every trip afterward.

If there are any other items you think we should add to this list, please let us know in the comments below. Happy camping!

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Karyn James

Karyn James

As a child, Karyn often went camping and boating with her family where she has learned a lot about wildlife and the environment. Now that she has two very active little kids, she knows that planning is key to a fun and stress-free journey. You can find out more about Karyn here.

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  1. Thank you so much!! we go camping every year but we never remember what to bring!! This time I thought I’ll change it, I’m planning everything meticulously and I hope it’s fun.

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