Getting ready for a Watersound beach vacation is an exciting time. However, packing before you head off to your destination can feel like an overwhelming endeavor. Between not forgetting all the basics and remembering to bring along some extras (just in case), there are many important aspects that come into play when deciding what to bring with you – but fear not! With these helpful tips, we’ll show you how to navigate through your own luggage packing experience without missing a beat.

This list of essential items will help guide you to make your pre-packing process a lot easier and give you some peace of mind about making sure you’ve brought everything necessary for yourself on your next 30A adventure. Our list of items includes both common necessities as well as some special considerations so that you don’t miss out on any potential opportunity when unwinding by the Gulf Coast beaches this summer!


OKO Lifestyle Shop

The most pressing issue when it comes to any vacation is what to wear. As you may expect, the weather in Watersound is mostly warm, so you will want to keep your wardrobe light and airy.Not only that, but most of the communities along 30A are casual, so you can leave the tuxedo and Chanel dress at home. In fact, the only suit you will probably need is your swimsuit, as you will no doubt spend a lot of time on the beach!

You also need to consider the activities you’ll be doing while you’re there. Tennis and golf are popular sports in the area, so you’ll need to bring appropriate clothes and shoes for those if you want to take part.

While it’s generally not a posh area, you might want to go out for a fancy dinner or two. If so, you may want to take something a bit dressier with you. Some evenings can also get a bit chilly, so a light jacket is also a good idea. Oko Lifestyle is a cute shop in case you might have forgotten that cute sundress or just want to do a bit of shopping.

Pool and Beach Essentials

Florida is all about relaxation and enjoying the sunshine, and this area of the state is well known for its white sandy beaches and beautiful emerald green waters. There is nothing quite like a day at the beach but trust us when we say – be prepared! Below is a list of items to add to your packing list.

  • Beach bag
  • Beach Items (Shovel, buckets, goggles, snorkel, umbrella or shade, blanket, chairs, sports games or balls, cooler, speaker, waterproof case)
  • Body lotion
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Debit/credit cards, cash
  • Facial cleanser and moisturizer
  • Glasses
  • Hairbrush
  • Hat
  • Headphones
  • Pajamas
  • Reading Materials
  • Shoes and Sandals
  • Soap, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Sunscreen (Don’t skip the sun protection. Reapply often.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and cover-up (consider bringing two suits so you can wear the other if the first is wet)
  • Tank tops and shorts
  • Toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste
  • Towels (if there aren’t any where you’re staying)
  • T-shirts, jeans, athletic shoes, belt, workout gear, a light sweater, outfits for possible date night.

If you need to purchase any of these items while you’re here, The Big Chill has a variety of shops that can help you find what you’re looking for.

Tips to Keep in Mind

The best tip is to remember that anything you forget can be purchased once you’re here. No one knows how to have a great time in Watersound, like the shops in Watersound! Anything that you could possibly want, or need will be available close by.

However, if you want to make extra sure that you don’t forget anything, organization is the way to go. Have separate areas in your luggage (or maybe entire bags) that are dedicated to things like bathroom supplies, electronics, and beach essentials. Put things like sunglasses in their own case and keep any liquids in their own sealed baggie in case they leak.

As with any vacation, make sure you have enough medication. Try to get a refill on pills or a new inhaler before you leave, so you are ensured to have enough for the entire trip. No one wants to try and refill a prescription on vacation.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to contact the owner of your rental property! They may already have some of the things you will need on hand, saving you space, money, and hassle.

Everything You Need for Your Vacation in Watersound

A vacation in Watersound can be a perfect getaway, especially when you are prepared. If you get to the beach and realize that you don’t have some of the things you need, it could be a real let down. While you can always purchase the things you need here, having peace of mind that you are well prepared is the recipe to any relaxing trip.

Embark850 is a vacation rental/property management company based in Watersound. We have a range of properties available along Highway 30A. If you’re looking for your next getaway, click here to contact us today.