When it comes to packing for a holiday, we tend to fall into one of a couple of personality types. The perfect packer, super organised and packed days if not weeks before travel. The chronic over-packer, throwing in everything but the kitchen sink. A minimalist marvel, who’s got streamlined packing down to a fine art or last but not least one of those people (me included) who are running around throwing things in a bag in a last-minute panic, inevitable forgetting lots of essentials and running around the airport picking up the stuff you just can’t do without.

Whatever camp you fall into, there’s lots to consider when your packing for a family beach holiday, especially if you and the family will be enjoying water sports and other activities too. Check out the list below in preparation for your next holiday.