What to Pack for Your Winter Beach Trip

For many families, winter is the best time to visit the beach. The crowds are significantly thinner, the temperatures are not so sweltering, and the prices are often much lower than what you’d find during the summer. But visiting during the winter means packing slightly differently than you would if you were vacationing during the summer.

Here’s our breakdown of what to pack for your winter beach vacation to Surfside Beach.

Bathing Suit.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still try to splash around in the water! Yes, it’s going to be a bit on the chilly side, but does it really count as a beach trip if you don’t at least try to get in the water? Plus, many of our vacation rentals include pools with optional pool heat.

Layers, Lots of Layers.

Winter in Surfside Beach means that temperatures will vary. Oftentimes, you’ll find it chilly in the morning, warm by the afternoon, and chilly again in the evening. Pack lots of options so that you can add or remove layers, depending on the temperature at different points of the day.

Umbrellas.

Winter in the South means that you’re more likely to encounter rain. Prepare by packing umbrellas, galoshes, rain coats, or anything else you think you’ll need to shield you from the elements.

Beach Shoes.

We South Carolinians swear by our flip-flops. Even on the off chance we get snow, most of us will still venture out of the house in our treasured sandals. But it’s smart to have a pair of boat shoes or slip ons that you can wear on the beach to keep your feet warm if it’s chilly.

Start planning your winter vacation with Surfside Realty!

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