Outer Banks Vacation Packing List
Preparing for your Outer Banks trip is part of the fun in anticipating your family beach vacation! Why spend precious vacation time shopping when you already have most of the items below in your own home? And if you plan to share the vacation with other family members, "divide-and-conquer" by assigning which items your relatives can bring.
Remember: Sheet sets and Towels Sets (bath & hand towels, 1 wash cloth per guest) are provided by Paramount Destinations. Click here to see the general rental amenities at your vacation rental.
For the 2020 Summer Season: please be sure to bring all the items for your vacation with you as there may be shortages of paper goods (bath tissue, paper towels), cleaning products, and food items, such as fresh meat. Click here to read our information page for the most up-to-date information.
Salt & Pepper, Spices & Herbs
Sugar or other sweeteners
Non-Perishable ingredients for homemade meals (pasta, canned goods, etc)
Plasticware containers for leftovers
Plastic Bags in various sizes (snacks, fruit, etc.)
Aluminum Foil (regular & heavy-duty)
Detergents & Soaps
Dishwasher Detergent (gel or powder, no tabs)
General Cleaning Supplies
Aloe Vera Gel or sunburn relief lotion
First Aid supplies (bandaids, antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, cotton balls)
Charcoal (propane is provided if gas grill)
Matches or Stick Lighter
^see which type of grill is available at your rental home on its Property Overview page
Other Household Items
Scrubbies or Sponges
Hand Towels for half-bathrooms
Beach Toys for children
Beach Items to bring or rent locally*
Beach Tote such as a Wheeleez
*Please see "Beach Equipment Rentals" found under Guest Information dropdown menu to reserve equipment in advance.