Build the Perfect First Aid Kit For a Beach Vacation

Build the Perfect First Aid Kit For a Beach Vacation

Are you ready for anything? 

We don't like to think about what could go wrong on vacation, but it's always smart to be prepared. Today we will provide you with a quick list of things you should pack in your First Aid kit for the beach. Most of these items should be included in ANY First Aid kit. There are a couple of extra things that are super useful here at the beach to consider as well. 

Hurt Boy at the Beach | Island Real Estate

Band Aids & Gauze

Of course! This is item #1. Cuts and scrapes are just part of the package when it comes to a family vacation. 

Medical tape

Secure your gauze or tape an injured finger to its neighbor on your way to Urgent Care. 


Once a cut is washed with clean water or saline solution, it's a good idea to prevent infection with an antibiotic gel or cream. 

Pain medication

Include meds for both children and adults. We like Tylenol & Advil. Both can be used to relieve sunburn, hurt muscles, and reduce fever. 


This little tool can be used to remove stingers, shards of glass, and splinters. 

Eye drops

Sun and sand can do a number on your eyes! Pack some soothing eye drops in your arsenal. 

Itch-Stopping Gel

A simple itch stopping gel, like Benedryl, can relieve bites and stings. After all, mosquitos love to go on vacation, too! 


You already have some in your beach bag, but carry a small tube in your first aid kit as well. 

Instant Ice Packs

So useful if you sprain an ankle, get hit in the face, or someone overheats! 

Printable First Aid Kit For a Beach Vacation

print this list and use it every time you pack for the beach 

*TIP*  -  Don't want to look around for all of these items? Make a quick purchase of a first aid kit that includes all or most of these things, then add to it as needed. 

Click here to see some great options. 

More helpful blogs:

Pack the Perfect Beach Bag | Island Real Estate

Read this blog, Pack the Perfect Beach Bag For a Day on Topsail Island, for a helpful printable and great tips. 

Now, it's time to book your Topsail Island vacation rental! Island Real Estate manages over 50 well-maintained and affordable rentals, from small to large, from waterfront to inland! Check out our vacation rental selection today, and we can't wait to see you, safe and sound, on Topsail Island this year. 

Build the Perfect First Aid Kit For a Beach Vacation

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