10 Travel Essentials You Need On Your Beach Vacation Packing List

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10 Travel Essentials You Need On Your Beach Vacation Packing List

By Ninja Shark’s founder (and water enthusiast), Andrew Porter

Ahh, there’s no feeling more exciting than packing for a beach vacation! There’s the anticipation of travel, relaxing on the sand, and diving into some cool water to explore what lies beneath. If you’re heading off on a beach holiday (lucky you!), we’ve created this packing list with all the essentials you should take with you. 

From the obvious must-haves to accessories that make your vacation better, here’s what you should be packing in that bag. Don’t forget to #NinjaShark in your photos! 

1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen

There’s always someone on the beach with a red face… While part of the fun of a beach holiday is coming home with a nice tan (so everyone knows you’ve been relaxing by the sea), you don’t want to come back looking like a tomato.

It’s not just about looks, either - sunscreen protects your skin so you can sit by the beach day after day without feeling sore or doing damage to yourself. Stay protected and enjoy those hours out in the sun, guilt-free!

2. Waterproof beach bag

Move aside, beach bags, there’s a new and more useful version of you in town. Once you’ve used a waterproof beach bag there’s no going back. Whether you plan on roughing it and being adventurous on your beach holiday, or just plan to lounge lazily by the water, you’ll find a waterproof beach bag to be the best companion.

You can take these bags with you in the water, on a boat, to a water park, or just with you as you sit on the sand - with no fears of it ever getting wet. Your valuables will be kept nice and dry no matter how much water is thrown at them. In fact, we made these bags especially for you to take with you underwater, so it’s the ultimate snorkeler's companion!

2. Waterproof beach bag

Move aside, beach bags, there’s a new and more useful version of you in town. Once you’ve used a waterproof beach bag there’s no going back. Whether you plan on roughing it and being adventurous on your beach holiday, or just plan to lounge lazily by the water, you’ll find a waterproof beach bag to be the best companion.

You can take these bags with you in the water, on a boat, to a water park, or just with you as you sit on the sand - with no fears of it ever getting wet. Your valuables will be kept nice and dry no matter how much water is thrown at them. In fact, we made these bags especially for you to take with you underwater, so it’s the ultimate snorkeler's companion!

3. Lightweight beach towel

Big fluffy towels may be nice and cozy, but they can be extremely heavy to carry back and forth on your beach holiday. Be smart about it and pack a lightweight beach towel that doesn’t take up space in your bag and doesn’t need to be lugged around your neck all day.

Microfibre towels are the most lightweight and absorbent towels around, and you can even find sand-free towels these days. That’s right! A towel that won’t pick up any sand, so you can forget about having a sand-filled beach bag by the end of your vacation.

4. Swimmers and a hat

Yes, OK, we’re being a bit obvious here - but this is a beach holiday essentials list! We’ll impart some advice and suggest that you pack two different pairs of swimmers, in case one is still wet or you fancy a change after days of wearing the same swimsuit.

And whatever you do, don’t underestimate the value of a hat. It’ll shield your face from the sun while lounging on the sand, strolling on the streets, and going for those nice long walks on the beach. A hat can make a huge difference in preventing sunstroke, so we strongly advise packing one. The last thing you want is to have too much sun on a beach holiday, so be smart!

5. Sunglasses

Just like with the hats, protecting yourself from the sun on a beach holiday is a must. While one or two days without sunglasses and a hat may seem OK, the effects of the sun has a compounding result on your body.

If you don’t protect it from the harsh rays then you will start to feel more tired and drained of energy as your holiday progresses. Keep your beach holiday fun and safe by packing a pair of sunnies and sparing your eyes the trouble of squinting through the brightness!

6. A great book

As much as we’d love to, you can’t spend all day snorkelling. For those times when you feel like laying in the sun and drying off, make sure you pack a great and riveting read.

A good book is handy not just while you’re on the sand relaxing, but also in transit times, on buses, and while you sit and sip your iced coffee.

7. Your full face snorkel mask

Be the coolest person on the beach and rock your full face snorkel mask. These are an absolute essential that will let you dive into the water with ease and explore everything the natural landscape has to offer.

Easy-to-use, comfortable, and damn good looking (if we do say so ourselves), a full face mask turns a beach holiday into an unforgettable adventure. Note: all-day snorkelling adventures go great with a waterproof bag.

8. Reusable water bottle

We’re all about loving on nature here at Ninja Shark, and using a reusable water bottle is one of the ways we try to reduce our overall waste. Pack a bottle with you on your holiday to resist the urge to buy plastic water bottles.

You can refill your bottle at your hotel or in a cafe/restaurant, and not only save money but keep your carbon footprint small while travelling.

9. Waterproof phone case

The new absolute must-have on a beach vacation! The last thing you’d want to happen is for your phone to get wet while travelling. Pack your waterproof phone case and enjoy the freedom of carrying your phone anywhere and everywhere.

Our phone cases are durable and waterproof for up to 30 metres. That means you can take photos while splashing in a pool and even carry your phone with you while snorkelling… which brings us to our next point!

10. Underwater camera

Don’t just take photos on land, take them in the sea, too. There’s so much to be discovered on a beach vacation while snorkelling, from manta rays to whale sharks, huge schools of fish, seahorses, dolphins, turtles, and more!

Wherever it is that you’re going, make sure you can share your memories with friends and loved ones by packing an underwater camera. This doesn’t have to be a GoPro or anything fancy - even just your smartphone with a waterproof phone case can snap some unforgettable shots.  

How many people dream of snorkelling but don't feel comfortable wearing a snorkel mask? 

The answer is: too many! Traditional snorkel masks can be uncomfortable and scary for many people, so the beauty of snorkelling goes undiscovered and unexperienced. Whether it's breathing difficulties, choking on sea water, or foggy goggles, there's a lot that prevents people from enjoying the wonderful sport of snorkelling. And that thought makes us sad.

We think everyone should be able to enjoy the underwater world - safely, comfortably, and easily. That's why we created Ninja Shark and our revolutionary line of full face snorkel masks. They're designed to be super comfy, easy-to-use, and make snorkelling accessible for all. Because nobody should miss out on discovering what's under the sea. 

The Influencer @lud.around is a NINJASHARK lover!

NINJASHARK is the sound of a revolution in snorkeling. Whereas other water equipments companies are constantly adding poor quality products, we listen to your feedback and constantly improve our products to fit for all of your needs.


While other water equipments companies offer just a way to look under the water, NINJASHARK wants to create an amazing experience for water enthusiasts. That's why we listen to your feedbacks and we develop products based on them.

The Influencer @lud.around doesn’t believes just in snorkelling, but in the entire experience of it. When NinjaShark asked her what is in her beach bag everytime she goes on a vacation, she said, “Ninja Shark:I'm not leaving my room without the mask. The full face snorkeling mask from Australia is comfortable and fit me perfectly! Love how easy it is to breath out your nose and mouth when you snorkeling and even has earplugs! ”

“The mask include GOPRO mounts, so you can easily film and photograph underwater scenery! I highly recommend especially to people who have a fear of snorkeling! This mask is really easy to use and is safe!” said @lud.around. “I can’t wait for my next trip with my new mask!”

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks comes equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, no CO2 Buildup with improved uni-directional valves, and a revolutionary breathe flow system so you can breathe through both your nose and mouth.


“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and deliver the full face snorkel mask that exists only in our dreams!”

What customers are saying about us…

“Awesome set.

Loved the complete set. I even used the waterproof phone pouch to take photos and videos underwater. It made my Fiji experience so much better than using the free snorkel set that hurt your face after 2hours and leaving a sun/mask mark. The ninja leaves no marks and gives great vision under water in comparison. It did take some getting used to but it definitely paid off! Only frustration is that the tightening straps are quite basic; they should be much simpler to loosen and tighten both in and out of water.” – Jock

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We care about making our products safe and healthy for you—and our planet.
That’s why the Ninja Shark Full Face Snorkelling Masks are made from a non-toxic and environmentally friendly anti-allergic medical grade silicone, that’s not only safer for your kids but safer for you too.

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