10 Must-Have Items for the Ultimate Beach Bag

May 26, 2014

10 Must-Have Items for the Ultimate Beach Bag


What can turn a perfect beach day into #worstdayever? Not packing appropriately. 

Here, our top ten list of beach bag packing essentials.

1. Sunglasses

They’re a must to protect your eyes and face from the sun. 

2. Wide-rimmed hat

Opt for the biggest, cutest, floppiest one you can find to block the sun. Get sun visors for the kids.

3. Sunscreen and lip protection

CDC recommends choosing SPF of 15 or higher. Reapply every two hours and after you come in from the water. You may also want to use separate lotions on your face and body. 

4. Beach chair

Choose one that’s waterproof, feels supportive, and travels easily. Look for one with its own adjustable overhead umbrella.

5. Beach umbrella

Can’t find a chair with a built-in umbrella? Go for a beach umbrella with 50+ ultraviolet protection factor (UPF).

6. Beach towels

Choose a fun, distinct pattern–so you don’t get yours mixed up with someone else’s!

7. Food Storage Containers

Opt for space-saving, collapsible models that take up less room in your bag.

8. Water shoes

Protect your feet from hot sand and sharp rocks. While you’re at it, pack an extra set of clothes to change into on the way home.

9. First Aid Kit

Cut and scrapes happen–be prepared.

10. Wireless headphones

Listen to your playlist or audiobook without being connected to your phone.

 

 

 

 

 




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