How to pack for a beach vacation in the Mediterranean.

Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to spend it than by packing your bags and heading out to the stunning Mediterranean coast? With its warm, crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, and rich culture, the Mediterranean has long been a favorite destination for vacationers worldwide. 

But with so many beaches to choose from and different activities to enjoy, packing for a beach vacation in the Mediterranean can be daunting. Fear not, as this interactive post will guide you through the essentials you need to pack for a memorable beach vacation.

Preparing for the heat – pack light, breathable clothes and swimwear for the beach

It’s time to get ready for the heat! One of the most important things to remember when packing is light, breathable clothes; pack accordingly so you don’t overheat in the sun. If you’re planning a trip to the beach, make sure to bring your swimwear and a few towels too. Beaches can get very hot on sunny days, so make sure to always keep hydrated and take regular breaks in the shade. Take umbrellas and windbreaks to provide shade without trees or another shelter. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy every bit of warmth!

Sunscreen is a must! Stock up on sun protection to keep your skin safe.

Summertime is definitely the time to stock up on sun protection! Sunscreen is a must, so grab your favorite brand of sunblock and get ready for some summer fun in the sun. Chances are you want to look and feel your best while still protecting yourself from potentially dangerous rays. By ensuring you intake the right amount of sunscreen before any outdoor activities, you’ll be able to enjoy the season without worrying about skin damage. Don’t forget to re-apply every few hours for maximum sun protection – that’s how to truly enjoy healthy and beautiful summer skin!

Go for ocean-safe sunscreen if you can. 

Don’t forget to bring a beach towel and sandals or flip-flops.

When heading to the beach, it is crucial to remember two key items: a beach towel and some sandals or flip-flops. Not only will your feet thank you for the extra layer of cushioning that sandals provide, but they are also much more comfortable than walking on hot sand barefoot! Plus, having a nice big towel to sit on keeps you out of the sand, and it’s perfect when taking a dip in the ocean – great protection from all the weird creatures living there! Don’t forget your essentials and enjoy the beach however, you’d like.

Pack a beach bag with snacks and water – they will come in handy while you’re out exploring.

Pack a beach bag with snacks and water for a day of exploration at the beach – essential supplies for an adventure. With infinite possibilities for exploration and summer vibes, it’s great to have some quick and tasty snacks in your beach bag and water that will stay cold throughout your journey. Snacks like dried fruit, granola bars, or trail mix have long shelf lives, are easy to transport, and give you the energy you need to explore the nooks and crannies of the shoreline. Staying hydrated helps with mental clarity when seeking out hidden coves – so don’t forget to pour yourself a refreshing glass after finding one!

An umbrella might be a good idea if you plan to spend time away from the beach during the day.

If you’re visiting a beach during the summer, an umbrella comes in handy. Even if it’s cloudy when you first arrive in the morning, that doesn’t mean the sun won’t appear later. It always pays to be prepared, and carrying around an umbrella — whether you end up using it or not — can help keep your plans from being disrupted by a sudden downpour. It’s also great to have somewhere to retreat as soon as the sun’s no longer bearable, so if you’re going to explore nearby attractions away from the beach, bringing along such a necessary item can be a total lifesaver!

Take local currency change/coins.

Many of the bars on beaches don’t accept debit or credit card payments. For that quick or impromptu refreshment, make sure you take local change with you for the day. Snacks and drinks may be cheaper from the local beach huts, but you will need cash to pay for them.

Remember, alcohol dehydrates, so for every alcoholic drink – take a glass of water too!

Beachfront accommodation

Beachfront accommodation is the holy grail of Med travel! Research your intended area and look for the best access to the beach from your hotel or apartment. We found many discounted properties via our travel club – many at up to 80% off retail prices and some even for free with membership. For more information, visit: 


Summer is an amazing season to get out and explore our stunning beaches. Taking the time to prepare for the heat from the beginning can make your beach days even more memorable. Pack light, breathable clothing and swimwear. Don’t forget about sun protection, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Bring a beach towel and some sandals or flip-flops, prepare a beach bag full of snacks and water, and consider taking an umbrella for those days of activities away from the beach. 

Enjoy your sunny adventures!  For more travel tips like this, read our blogs to make the most of your summer excursions. Let’s take advantage of the beautiful sunshine while we can!