When we head out for a vacation I do my best to pack as well as possible. I will say this time around I did not pack the best with regards to clothing, but I think I did for the outdoors. A day at the beach is fun… but not without the essentials. Here’s my top 10 beach buys that you are going to need for a day at the beach (or pool) this summer!
Yea, seems obvious, but it’s not always. Now, I’m offering up three kinds of beach bags and one of those is a variation! The first is this mesh beach bag that we purchased and I kind of love. TONS of pockets, plenty of room, and the mesh allows for breathability for damp or wet items and keeps the sand out! It’s actually quite a steal for $20!
Next is my dream beach bag and may be coming home with me soon. The Bogg. It’s light, breathable, and versatile! Plus, looks to hold lots and it’s much sturdier than a mesh bag.
And lastly, you might consider a beach wagon! It will do the same as a beach bag, but one, it rolls and two, it’s going to hold a lot more of all the best beach buys!
Large Beach Towels & Clips
Call it a large beach towel or a beach blanket, but whatever you call it, make sure it’s BIG. You are going to want to cover the sand as much as possible or as much of your body at the end of the day too! I would rather have something larger to dry off with rather than something teeny!
Backpack Beach Chairs
I am in love with these. Just throw them on your back and they free up your hands for more bags hahah. But seriously, if you have the bags instead of the wagon, these will be a lifesaver!
Duh and Duh, but basically what I’m saying is make Sure you have enough! Like way more than you anticipate!
Now here you need a wide variety! Grab some sand castle things, shelling pieces, floating balls, floating toys, shovels and really anything to occupy them! It could be a long day!
This is the perfect accessory if your kids like to try new things a bad are comformae in the water! Plus, it helps with shelling!
Umbrella or Tent
Shade is key! Even when it’s overcast, it’s HOT at the beach! Grab a pop up tent, a large party one, or a screw into
The sand umbrella so you can take some time out of the sun and still hang out and have fun!
Whether you are a fan of baseball caps or sun hats, you will want something! And don’t be afraid to double up with hats and shades! Both will keep you feeling good while in the heat! Baseball hats were my fave this trip! This is a great one if you like to wear ponytails!
Cooler & Coozies
The Yeti Roadie and RTIC Thermal Cups are some of our favorites! Don’t drink anything warm while at the beach! For those fave alcoholic drinks, grab a Brumate or even a YETI for a nice cold coke if you are like my husband! Cold drinks on a hot day are NECESSARY and these amazing holders will work magic and change your beach (or poolside) sitting life! One of the best beach buys you can invest in because it can be used ALL year round!
Not everyone may agree with this last one but if you have kids, it’s a must at the beach. Most stores around a beach town will have them but don’t be afraid to pack the ones from last year! They don’t take up that much space and they’ll offer up plenty of entertainment along the trip! Oh, and make sure to pack your kiddos rash guard top so their belly won’t get scratched up!
And that’s what I’ve got for you! Lots to think about when heading to the beach and it’s ok to over pack a little 😉