Family biking on Hilton Head Island Beach

How to Pack for Your Family Beach Vacation

Summer is in full swing, and that means one thing: beach trips! Hilton Head Island is one of the most popular family beach vacation spots in the U.S. for a reason—you simply can’t beat our twelve miles of pristine beaches.

Spending the day at the beach is one of those rare activities that will please the whole family. Kids love frolicking in the surf and building sandcastles, while parents love relaxing with a good book and catching some rays. And, of course, everyone loves a leisurely bike ride on the beach followed by a well-earned ice cream!

If there’s one thing every family can agree on, it’s that traveling with kids can feel a bit disorganized. However, with a little planning, your vacation prep can go from daunting to doable. Check out the infographic below for quick tips on how to make packing for a weeklong beach vacation a breeze.

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In addition to packing the essentials, you’ll want to download our handy Island Compass App before your trip. It’s the easiest way to plan itineraries, search for offers and travel deals, and navigate the island when you’re here.

If you forget something, don’t fret. There are plenty of shopping and beach equipment rental options on Hilton Head Island. Now that you know how to pack for your beach vacation, all that’s left is to get planning! Check out these great travel offers and vacation deals, book today, and start daydreaming about relaxing on our white, sandy beaches.


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Hilton Head is America’s favorite island, offering 12 miles of pristine beaches and everything you need for the ultimate retreat. Enjoy easy days relaxing in the sun, sand and surf on some of the best beaches in the country.
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