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.

Grocery Items
Salt & Pepper, Spices & Herbs
Sugar or other sweeteners
Cooking Oil
Non-Perishable ingredients for homemade meals (pasta, canned goods, etc)
Ground Coffee
Coffee Filters
Tea Bags

Food Storage
Plasticware containers for leftovers
Plastic Bags in various sizes (snacks, fruit, etc.)
Aluminum Foil (regular & heavy-duty)
Plastic Wrap

Detergents & Soaps
Laundry Detergent
Dishwasher Detergent (gel or powder, no tabs)
Dishwashing Liquid
General Cleaning Supplies
Hand Soap
Bath Soap

Personal Toiletries
Tanning/Sunscreen Lotions
Aloe Vera Gel or sunburn relief lotion
First Aid supplies (bandaids, antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, cotton balls)
Insect Repellent
Hair Dryer

Paper Goods
Bath Tissue
Paper Napkins
Paper Plates
Paper Towels

Grill Equipment^
Charcoal (propane is provided if gas grill)
Grill Tools
Lighter Fluid
Matches or Stick Lighter
^see which type of grill is available at your rental home on its Property Overview page

Other Household Items
Kitchen Trashbags
Kitchen Dishcloths
Scrubbies or Sponges
Dish Gloves
Kitchen Towels
Hand Towels for half-bathrooms
Bath Mats
Beach Towels
Beach Blanket(s)
Beach Toys for children

Beach Items to bring or rent locally*
Beach Chairs
Beach Umbrella
Beach Tote such as a Wheeleez
Baby Equipment

*Please see "Beach Equipment Rentals" found under Guest Information dropdown menu to reserve equipment in advance.