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Heading out for a day at the beach? Don’t forget to pack these Beach Bag Essentials.

A beach bag is an essential part of summer and packing appropriately for the beach is crucial. Summer is here in full force and everyone is hitting the beaches to cool down. Everything I take to the beach with me has a specific purpose – you never want to overpack. Who wants to be lugging a heavy bag down the beach?

See my I am a Thalassophile post to find out how much I love the beach.

The Open Weave Tote in Tan from Old Navy is my current favorite. It is very light, has a lot of space to fit everything you need and long straps. The open weave design is a PLUS because once you pick it up all of the sand falls right back out.

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When I’m packing my beach bag I like to start with the things I absolutely can’t live without – Sunblock, water and a towel. Then I go from there depending on how long I plan to be at the beach and what I will be doing. Here is a list of my beach bag essentials:

  1. Towel

My favorite are velour towels; they dry quicker and are more compact.

2. Sunblock

I prefer separate protection for my face and body; So I use a spray for my body & a cream for my face.

Ocean Potion Face Potion Clear Zinc Oxide SPF 45 and Coppertone Sport High Performance SPF 70 are my go to’s.

3. Water

I always take my 24oz Tervis Tumbler water bottle with me, filled with ice and water. It keeps your beverages cold for a very long time. Bonus: you can use it for other drinks when you finish your water. 

4. Bluetooth Speaker

I currently have the Philips Shoqbox Mini, this little guy is shock proof, water proof and dust proof. So its perfect for a day on the beach.

5. Life proof case + IPhone

A perfect combination to capture all the fun moments while making sure your phone is protected from the elements.

6. Sunglasses

I have the Laurels in tea rose fade from Warby Parker. Keeps the sun out of my eyes while allowing me to wear my prescription and look stylish.

7. Go Pro

For all of those awesome underwater photos and videos you see on my Instagram & Youtube.

8. Lip Balm

Rosebud Salve is all I have to say.

9. Conditioner + Comb/Brush

All of my natural girls know the struggle. These are important to tame the beast after a long day in the water and sun.

10. Jacket (not shown)

If you plan on staying after sunset, sometimes a little chill sets in. Always better to be prepared. I always have my Canvas Field Jacket in Camo from Old Navy on hand.

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What are some of your beach bag essentials?

Check out my essentials video and let me know what you take to the beach with you:

6 thoughts on “Beach Bag Essentials – Summer 2016

  1. No food? You gotta carry food to the beach! Which beach is this by the way?

  2. Have to admit its a very beautiful beach…..makes ya need an immediate beach day!

  3. Good tips on what to pack for a day at the beach…I would include a book.So if someone go with you to the beach they are straight.This is a beautiful beach.

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