There’s nothing better than relaxing at the beach. You get the scent of fresh air, the freeing breeze, and hours dedicated to pure leisure. But, to get the most out of your beach time, there are a few go-to items you want to keep on hand. Obviously, you need to have sunscreen, but there are a few other beach essentials you should have to fully enjoy your warm-weather adventure. Here are some must-haves for any beach trip.
Kennedy Duffel Bag by Jack + Mulligan
One of the most important beach essentials is your bag. Personally, I prefer a duffle because they’re roomie and zip to keep your belongings safe inside. This Jack + Mulligan bag is especially nice because it’s made from a durable water-repellent canvas, and it has a reinforced waxed-canvas bottom, making it a great option to take someplace where it might get a little water on it. It also has an inside pocket that zips so you can toss your keys, credit cards, and everything else you’ll need in it.
Turkish Beach Towel by Bask
This 100% Turkish cotton towel is lightweight and quick drying, making it the perfect towel to throw in your bag before heading off to the beach. It also becomes pretty compact, so it’s easy to bring along all of your other warm-weather essentials, too. These towels are also designed to be multi-functional; they work as a shawl, picnic blanket, or wrap.
que Bottle by que
It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re spending hours in the bright sun. That’s where the que water bottle comes in. It’s the perfect travel companion. It’s collapsible, so it fits seamlessly in your beach bag when not in use. You don’t even have to stress about it spilling all over your stuff since it’s designed to be leakproof.
Clubmaster Classic by Ray-Ban
If you’re visiting the beach, you need a pair of quality sunglasses—no one wants to spend the whole day squinting. These are lightweight, so they’re comfortable to wear for hours. And, with their classic design, you’ll be able to wear them for years without fear of them going out of style. You can even get the lenses mirrored or polarized.
Coated Cotton Wash Travel Bag by VANOOK
I never go to the beach without this VANOOK bag. If you toss your electronics in your main beach bag, it’s essential to have a wash travel bag where you can put anything that might leak, like sunscreen and hand sanitizer. This is a great go-to because its lining is waterproof and easy to wipe down if you have any minor spills.
Kindle Oasis E-reader by Amazon
For anyone who needs a good book with them at the beach, the Kindle Oasis E-reader is the answer. Since it’s waterproof, you know it will stand up to a fun-filled day of splashing around the water. And, with a glare-free screen, you can always read what’s on it, and you don’t have to stay in the shade.
Black Beoplay E6 by Bang & Olufsen
My motto: Always have a pair of headphones within reach—and the beach is no exception. Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E6 wireless in-ear option is the perfect choice. They’re lightweight, they’re splash resistant, and they’re comfortable. You can lounge around with them, enjoying the breeze, the sun, and your favorite songs.