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Time to Pack Your Bags!

Packing for your Outer Banks NC vacation

Use our handy Vacation Checklist to help you pack for your Outer Banks NC vacation. But don't worry, if you do forget something at home, you can likely buy a replacement at a local Outer Banks store.

Print a copy of our Outer Banks Vacation Packing List!

For the Drive

  • soft drinks and bottled water
  • snacks
  • books for you and the kids
  • phone, tablet, and other chargers
  • favorite map app for phone or GPS
  • charged tablet and streaming services
  • road trip playlist on Spotify
  • blankets and pillows
  • sketch pads
  • pens/pencils
  • extra set of car keys
  • flashlight with fresh batteries
  • tire gauge (provided at check-in for 4x4

Travel Documents

  • insurance documents
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration
  • reservation information
  • travel guide
  • Sun Realty Guest Portal

Health and Medicine

  • motion sickness medicine
  • insect repellent
  • hydrocortisone cream
  • prescription medications
  • pain reliever
  • bandaids
  • Pro-Tip: baby powder works great to remove sand from your feet at the beach
  • Pro-Tip #2: vinegar is a great remedy for jellyfish stings

Money and Banking

  • bank card/credit card
  • cash
  • change for toll roads or pre-paid tag

Personal Belongings

  • glasses
  • contact lenses and solution
  • sunglasses and case
  • watch
  • wallet/purse
  • cell phone and charger
  • camera and/or video recorder

For Your Rental Home

  • paper towels (1 roll provided per kitchen at check-in)
  • toilet paper (1 roll provided per bathroom at check-in)
  • napkins
  • coffee and coffee filters or K-cups
  • all-purpose cleaner
  • sponges (provided at check-in)
  • dishtowels and potholders (provided at check-in)
  • laundry and dish detergents (single use provided at check-in)
  • toys and games for the kids
  • groceries/condiments
  • garbage bags (for kitchen and bathrooms - 1 provided in the kitchen at check-in)
  • aluminum foil
  • baby equipment (if needed)
  • sheets and towels - or you can rent them from us!

For the Beach

  • sunscreen
  • lip balm
  • boogie boards/rafts
  • beach chairs - or rent from VayK Gear!
  • beach umbrella - or rent from VayK Gear!
  • beach towels
  • fishing rods
  • tackle box
  • cooler
  • beach toys
  • books/magazines
  • hats
  • refillable water bottles - stay hydrated!


  • swim trunks/swim suits
  • shorts or pants (depending on time of year)
  • t-shirts
  • flip flops or sandals
  • socks and shoes for dinner, shopping or excursions
  • sweatshirt for cooler nights
  • beach cover up
  • sun hat


  • moisturizer
  • deodorant
  • shower gel
  • comb or brush
  • makeup
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothpaste
  • hair bands
  • razors and shaving cream
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • soap
  • aloe
  • hairdryer