What to Pack for 30A in Summer

While we typically travel to our home in 30A during the offseason, we also try to get down there for a week during the high season. Summer in Florida is hot and humid, but it’s also a great time to enjoy the sunshine, beaches, and outdoor activities. You’ll likely be spending all day at the beach or pool. If you are planning a trip to Florida during the summer months, you’ll want to make sure you pack appropriately to stay cool and comfortable. Here are some tips on what I would pack for Florida in the high season.


The biggest question of what to pack is clothing. I try to pack lightweight, breezy clothing to keep me cool when out and about in Florida. Dresses are easy to throw on and go while still being chic. I also dress casually during the day so I find myself packing breathable athleisurewear to run to get coffee and breakfast.


You’ll likely be spending the majority of your time at the pool or beach so packing several swimsuits is key, especially since they don’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase. As a mom of four, I tend to lean toward swimsuits that are supportive on top as my kids are still fairly active and want me to play with them in the water. This year I’ve also fallen in love with pareos or sarongs to wrap around my waist. They are so chic! I also use them as a wrap in the evenings when the air conditioning in restaurants gets too chilly.

Sun Protection

This might be one of the most important things you pack during the high season in 30A. The sun in Florida is so strong and you need plenty of sun protection to keep you and your family from getting sunburned. From sunscreen to hats, make sure you pack plenty of options and re-apply often!

Shoes & Accessories

The finishing touch of what to pack are footwear and accessories. I typically pack only a few pairs of shoes when we go down to 30A. All you really need are a pair of sneakers, sandals, and maybe a cute wedge or heel for dinner out. For accessories, I keep the jewelry at a minimum because when it’s hot outside, you don’t want to be wearing a lot of heavy jewelry.

Be sure to also read what to pack for 30A in the offseason in case you’re traveling there in cooler months. I also have a whole post on my must-have beach essentials. You can find more of my favorite vacation finds over in my shop. Just select ‘vacation’ from the drop-down menu.

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