Sunny Side Up
Day Trip to Charleston

Sunny Side Up Day Trip

Rather just spend a day at the beach? Visit our Charleston Beaches page to determine where you want to set up camp and then come back here to get your checklist of essentials for a successful outing to the beach!

I'm not going to lie... I am a beach fanatic and there is no better way for me to have a nice day of R&R mixed with a little recreational fun than to head out to the "Edge of America." And while you may want to visit the beach as a quick "stop and look," the beach is a place you can completely plan an entire day. If you've gotten to this page, then I'm guessing you share my passion for the water and sun, so don't let me stop you from heading out for some fun in the sun! Read on and start packing!

I've not done a formal itinerary for a day at the beach... I'm hoping you don't need one! Just pick a beach and go enjoy!

Sunny Side Up Day Trip
A Day at the Beach!

What to pack for the beach:

Sun block lotion
Visor or sun hat
Sun glasses
Bathing suit cover-ups and/or change of clothes
Swimmies/Diapers and wipes if have young kids
Blanket, sheet or beach chairs
Music player
Reading material
Beach toys
- sand-castle-making toys!
- Frisbee
- bocce
- corn hole
- football
- volleyball
- boogie and/or skim board
- surf board

Snacks and/or lunch (all beaches have dining options)

Good Beach Food:
- grapes
- pre-cut watermelon
- Pringles
- granola bars
- cookies
- fried chicken fingers

Beach tip: Bring sandwich bags or a waterproof container to place your phone, camera, wallet, keys and whatever else you don’t want to get wet or sandy. I also put diapers and change of dry clothes in gallon size freezer bags.

View other Charleston Day Trip suggested itineraries:

Charleston Favorites
Historic Charleston
History Buff
Foodies Delight
The Shop-a-holic
Riding in Style
All in the Family (Things to do with Kids!)

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