We are taking the stress out of packing by giving you an easy checklist of things you will need for your sportcation on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Packing for yourself, let alone an entire family, can be hard. We understand. That’s why we’ve compiled a simple checklist of things you will need for your family sportcation. But if you do forget something, no worries - we have you covered. Find links below of where to shop if something gets left at home.
Number one on your list should be all things sun protection. The Alabama sun doesn’t play around, so spending all day on the field followed by more fun in the sun at the beach can lead to a nasty sunburn. Find an eco-friendly sunscreen and pack enough to be applied up to every two hours for the entire family. Forgot the sunscreen? Head to Rouses Market.
Don’t just protect your skin! Your eyes need UV protection as well. Pack a pair for everyone in your family, along with hats for additional shade on your face. Lose or break a pair of sunglasses? Take a trip to the Tanger Outlet Center.
Grab a beach bag big enough to hold beach towels, sunscreen, hats and more. A great beach tote also doubles as the go-to bag to bring to the fields. Pack it with snacks and anything else you may need for a long day spent outdoors. Didn’t bring a beach bag? Shop Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Bringing the family down? Don't forget to stock up on beach and swim toys to keep the kids entertained throughout your beach days. Snorkel masks, boogie boards, and floaties are some of our favorites! Don't have any at home? Stop by Rouses!
You can’t forget your swimsuit - you are headed to the BEACH! But we know it does happen. Grab your suit now and put it in your suitcase. And get excited because your sportcation is about to be a huge WIN for you and your family! Forgot the bathing suits? Visit The Wharf!