Beach Bag Essentials
I love everything about Spring and Summer, and a family trip to the beach is almost always on our weekend agenda this time of year. We are lucky to live where we do because we can make a full day of it, or just pop over for a quick swim when time is tight. Any little bit of sunshine brightens my day. I just can’t get enough of it. I guess it’s a good thing I live in the sunshine state!
It’s amazing how many things you need when heading out for a day at the beach or really anywhere on the water. As busy moms, a beach trip can get pretty hectic when trying to make sure we have everything, but it’s important that we have fun and enjoy the day too. Take the stress out of a day in the sun by making a packing list, and you’ll thank yourself later. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the pool or out on the boat, here are some essentials to ensure a good time.
Sunscreen always comes to mind when we talk sun protection, but your eyes need protection too! A cute pair of sunglasses is one of the first things to go in my beach bag because it’s the last thing I want to forget for a fun day at the beach or on the water.
And of course, you can’t forget the sunscreen. It’s amazing how many options there are, both for body and face, when it comes to sunscreen. I feel like growing up, we were stuck with the oily kind with the overpowering scent, but not we have tons of great options! Here are some of my favorites from Supergoop, Tula, CeraVe and Beach Bum.
A cover-up is always nice to have…maybe even two in case one gets wet or sandy! I love having something I can easily throw on over my suit so I’m ready no matter where the day takes us.
Sooo many cute hat options right now. From large straw hats to visors and trucker hats, there’s no shortage of cute options for any outfit or swimsuit. I usually opt for a baseball cap or trucker when on the boat so I don’t have to worry about it blowing off while we’re underway!
A large beach towel is a must. In fact, MULTIPLE large beach towels are a must! Again, I love to have plenty on hand for the kiddos and me to use when drying off, as well as some to lay out in the sand on. I love all the cute options Target has right now.
A Water Bottle
It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re spending the day in the sun! I love to bring a big water bottle with me so I can fill it up throughout the day.
Beach Bags I Love
What are your must-haves when it comes to packing your beach bag?