Why You Must Pack These Items for Your Oregon Coast Road Trip!
The Oregon coast is one of the most scenic places for a family road trip, and with so many sights to see, it can be hard to narrow down what you should pack. But don't worry! Because the weather can change with each turn in the road, we've compiled a list of items that we recommend packing for your next coastal excursion. Make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, snacks, and water so that everyone in the car stays happy and healthy on their journey. Oh! And we took this trip at the end of July! Let's get started!
1. Layers - I packed cute dresses, shorts and tanks. The first day we were there, I had to buy long sleeves. It gets chilly in the evenings and when you're on the coast, it's bound to be pretty windy. So make sure you pack layers.
2. Long pants - I only took one pair of tights with me. Just as I said above, the weather changes constantly, so pack long pants as well.
3. Lightweight wind breakers - Depending on where you are at the moment, it can get pretty wind with a slight temperature drop.
4. Beanie - I definitely needed this for the beach and several of the coves I visited, believe it or not! I could've used this for some warmth.
5. Swimsuits - Even if the ocean water is cold, you may end up at a hotel that has swimming pools or jacuzzis, so make sure you grab your swim suit!
6. Beach Towels/Blanket - I wished I had packed this when we went to the beach the first day. We ended up sitting on a lump of log watching the sunset.
7. Beach/lawn chair - In addition to beach blankets, we could've used lawn chairs. It would've been a nice way to relax and watch the sunset.
8. Daypack - Most likely you'll be out adventuring all day. Make sure to grab a dayback so that you can pack your essentials and be hands-free, especially if you're hiking.
9. Extra socks - The coast offers many things...including sand and lots of dirt. I had to change out of my socks twice a day, depending on what I was doing. So make sure to pack extra!
10. Cash - What is this, you ask? Hahaha...there were several moments I wished I had some cash on me. I love that coastal towns have quaint little farmers markets, coffee stands or chowder stands, but some take cash only.
Now that you have the 10 must pack items for an Oregon coast road trip, it’s time to start planning your adventure. What are some of your favorite things about traveling on the Oregon Coast? We want to hear from you!