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This is a sample list of items and equipment you might want to take on a week-long trip to a beach resort in a developed tropical area, or some other part of the world (eg, Long Island or Southern California) during the local summer months. Depending on where you're going and the time of year, some of the items may not be useful to you, and there are inevitably additional items you'll want to bring along, but this should give you a general idea of what you'll want to pack.
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This is a sample list of items and equipment you might want to take on a week-long trip to a beach resort in a developed tropical area, or some other part of the world (eg, [[Portugal]], [[New Zealand]], [[Long Island]], or [[Southern California]]) during the local summer months. Depending on where you're going and the time of year, some of the items may not be useful to you, and there are inevitably additional items you'll want to bring along, but this should give you a general idea of what you'll want to pack.
  
=Wear=
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==Wear==
==Dry activities==
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===Dry activities===
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* hat, cap, or sunvisor
 
* sweatshirt
 
* sweatshirt
 
* windbreaker
 
* windbreaker
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* 2 pair of walk shorts
 
* 2 pair of walk shorts
 
* 1 pair of long pants (suitable weight for current weather)
 
* 1 pair of long pants (suitable weight for current weather)
* 2 pair of underwear or racing trunks
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* 2 pair of underwear or racing trunks or bikini bottoms
* ladies: 2 good sports bras
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* ladies: 2 good sports bras or bikini tops
 
* 2 pair of crew socks
 
* 2 pair of crew socks
 
* sneakers
 
* sneakers
  
==Wet activities==
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===Wet activities===
 
* 2 pair boardshorts
 
* 2 pair boardshorts
 
* spring or shortjohn wetsuit (May want heavier grade wetsuit, or no wetsuit, depending on conditions/activities)
 
* spring or shortjohn wetsuit (May want heavier grade wetsuit, or no wetsuit, depending on conditions/activities)
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* flip flops
 
* flip flops
  
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====gentlemen====
 
* speedo (Helps getting into wetsuit, and good to have on if the boardshorts come off)
 
* speedo (Helps getting into wetsuit, and good to have on if the boardshorts come off)
  
===ladies===
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====ladies====
 
* one-piece
 
* one-piece
 
* 2 bikini sets
 
* 2 bikini sets
  
=Get around=
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==Get around==
 
*bags for your things
 
*bags for your things
 
*flashlight
 
*flashlight
  
=Eat=
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==Eat==
 
*pole and tackle if you fish
 
*pole and tackle if you fish
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*picnic basket or cooler
  
=Stay healthy and safe=
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==Stay healthy and safe==
 
*sunglasses
 
*sunglasses
 
*high spf sunscreen
 
*high spf sunscreen
 
*a hat (to shade your face and/or trap heat)
 
*a hat (to shade your face and/or trap heat)
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*umbrella
 
*light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
 
*light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
 
*insect repellent
 
*insect repellent
 
*toothbrush, toothpaste
 
*toothbrush, toothpaste
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*antiperspirant and other toiletries
 
*aspirin/Ibuprofen
 
*aspirin/Ibuprofen
 
*blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
 
*blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
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*women: tampons or pads.
 
*women: tampons or pads.
  
=See and do=
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==See and do==
 
*good diving mask, snorkel, and swim fins
 
*good diving mask, snorkel, and swim fins
 
*bodyboard or surfboard with leash and wax
 
*bodyboard or surfboard with leash and wax
 
*camera
 
*camera
 
*reading and writing material
 
*reading and writing material
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==''See also''==
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*[[scuba diving]]
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Revision as of 20:25, 10 November 2011

    This article is a travel topic

This is a sample list of items and equipment you might want to take on a week-long trip to a beach resort in a developed tropical area, or some other part of the world (eg, Portugal, New Zealand, Long Island, or Southern California) during the local summer months. Depending on where you're going and the time of year, some of the items may not be useful to you, and there are inevitably additional items you'll want to bring along, but this should give you a general idea of what you'll want to pack.

Contents

Wear

Dry activities

  • hat, cap, or sunvisor
  • sweatshirt
  • windbreaker
  • poncho
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 1 nice shirt
  • 2 pair of walk shorts
  • 1 pair of long pants (suitable weight for current weather)
  • 2 pair of underwear or racing trunks or bikini bottoms
  • ladies: 2 good sports bras or bikini tops
  • 2 pair of crew socks
  • sneakers

Wet activities

  • 2 pair boardshorts
  • spring or shortjohn wetsuit (May want heavier grade wetsuit, or no wetsuit, depending on conditions/activities)
  • rash guard
  • reef walkers
  • flip flops

gentlemen

  • speedo (Helps getting into wetsuit, and good to have on if the boardshorts come off)

ladies

  • one-piece
  • 2 bikini sets

Get around

  • bags for your things
  • flashlight

Eat

  • pole and tackle if you fish
  • picnic basket or cooler

Stay healthy and safe

  • sunglasses
  • high spf sunscreen
  • a hat (to shade your face and/or trap heat)
  • umbrella
  • light trekking towel, bioshower-soap
  • insect repellent
  • toothbrush, toothpaste
  • antiperspirant and other toiletries
  • aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • blister care (e.g. moleskin, adhesive bandages)
  • insurance card
  • ID card
  • cash, bank card
  • women: tampons or pads.

See and do

  • good diving mask, snorkel, and swim fins
  • bodyboard or surfboard with leash and wax
  • camera
  • reading and writing material

See also


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