12 Things You Absolutely Need For Your Beach Trip
Beach trips are one of the most popular vacations ever, but if you don’t have everything you need it’ll go from great to terrible in a second. When I lived only 2 miles from the beach for two years, I was close enough to go incredibly often but far enough to know I better have everything I need. These are 12 things you absolutely need for your beach trip!
Of course, there may be some other things that you should include in your list depending on the person, but these are the most important (and usually most forgotten about) items in my opinion.
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Beach Trip Must Have #1:
Starting off strong, we have this oversized sandproof blanket. When I say that getting one of these for my beach bag changed my life- I’m not lying. They roll up SUPER small which makes them easy to transport to and from your trip, and they are actually sandproof.
This one comes with stakes to keep the corners down and sand pockets on all 4 corners for extra anchoring. If you get anything from this list, it should be this!
Beach Trip Must Have #2:
These beach sand coasters are so inexpensive and make your life so easy that it literally doesn’t make sense to me why not everyone already owns them!
Beach Trip Must Have #3:
These soda can lids are an absolute necessity in combination with the beach coasters above. These lids will keep out all that yucky unwanted sand (and bugs) to make sure your drink stays yummy from start to finish!
Beach Trip Must Have #4:
These flamingo beach towel clips are adorable, but besides that, they are a simple invention that DRAMATICALLY increases quality of life at the beach! No more getting frustrated by the towel getting blown over your head from the wind. Add these to your cart ASAP!
Beach Trip Must Have #5:
This handheld misting fan is a luxury but also a necessity. I personally don’t enjoy cooling my face off with saltwater, so keep your skin clean AND cool with this nifty gadget! No more red, salt-stained eyes here!
Beach Trip Must Have #6:
As I’m sure you already know, a good beach bag isn’t negotiable. Don’t go through the hassle of using a bag not designated for the beach because you’ll only be causing yourself more frustration in the end. Get this beach bag and keep it just for the beach, and you’ll be thanking me later!
Must Have #7:
A beach umbrella may seem a bit dramatic… but when you’re at the beach on a 90ºF+ day, is it?! I’m always jealous of the families with umbrellas, so why not add an affordable, collapsable umbrella to the trunk to bring more comfort to your day. The sun will always be there, and when you need a break from it you’ll be glad you brought it.
Must Have #8:
Obviously, you have to have a solid set of beach towels! Buying a set like this with all different colors helps to color coordinate who’s towel is who’s. They’re nothing fancy, but they’re affordable and will certainly get the job done for a beach trip!
Must Have #9:
Do NOT forget good sunscreen! If you read ANY of my posts in my skincare category, you’ll learn I am a sunscreen freak. I am constantly bugging my family to wear it, so now I’ll bug you too. A good tan will never look better than healthy, well-aging skin! Do yourself (and your skin) a favor, and get on the sunscreen train!
Must Have #10:
Speaking of sunscreen, don’t forget your lips! This sun bum sunscreen lip balm is super cute and will keep your lips from drying out in the sun and heat. Definitely a must have!
Must Have #11:
This Honest conditioning detangler is one of the first things that I added to my beach bag after moving near the beach. Spray your hair generously before and after your beach trip to help avoid the nasty task of brushing out post-ocean hair.
Must Have #12:
Of course, you know I had to include a good waterproof speaker! We love bringing music to the beach and often get questions on which speaker we bring that handles the elements well, and it’s this guy! 10/10 an absolute necessity!
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