For some, summer is quickly coming to an end with back-to-school preparation in full swing, and for others, summer is just getting started with exciting travel plans on the horizon. If you are one of the lucky ones and have planned a vacation-packed month for August – good for you! If not, but you are still hoping to squeeze in that last minute day trip to the beach followed by a few afternoons at the community pool – a beach bag filled with your summer essentials is an absolute must! If you’re wondering what that entails, keep reading to find out!
One thing is for certain, this year’s summer heat is a force to be reckoned with and if you are anything like me, nothing ruins your summer vibe more than a gnarly sunburn and dehydration! I’ve learned the hard way, if your beach bag is not stocked with all the must-have summer essentials your fun in the sun can come to an abrupt halt.
To help keep your summer fun in full swing, I want to share with you 10 of my must-have items for every beach bag. Below you will find my favorite items for drying off, jamming out, and preventing sunburn! See something you need? You can easily shop the links below!
First things first, you need a reliable beach bag – here it is! The water resistant BJ Bag is the perfect on-the-go beach and pool bag. The bag offers four large exterior pockets and a small interior zip pocket for storage. The durable material can easily be wiped clean of dirt and sand. The bag is equipped with reinforced straps that make it easy to carry all of your beach essentials! This amazing bag comes in 21 adorable patterns.
Looking to lounge in the sand or dryoff with a blush beach towell? The Bamboo Cotton Beach Towel is the perfect oversized beach towel for just that! Its classic stripe design is available in three colors. The towel is not only amazingly soft but super absorbent too!
Nectar | Polarized Sunglasses
The Classic Polarized Nectar sunglasses are the best go-to shades for summer. The sunglasses are available in classic Black and Transparent Grey. The unisex sunglasses have a medium to large frame size but work well with individuals with a smaller face frame. I love Nectar Sunglasses and highly recommend them. They are a great quality shade that won’t break the bank, so if they get lost in the ocean or scratched by the sand you won’t have to cry yourself to sleep.
I never leave my house without my Supergoop! You can easily achieve that perfect summer glow on the beach with Supergoop!’s dry oil sunscreen stick. The sunscreen stick can be used on the face, neck, and shoulders and even works well on the kiddos. This travel-friendly sunscreen easily fits in any beach bag and is mess-free with its sleek design. You can’t beat this amazing protection that provides perfect coverage for the entire family!
Like I said, Supergoop! is my go-to sunscreen! The Supergoop! Glow Oil pairs perfectly with the Supergoop! Glow stick. The water-resistant body oil leaves the skin feeling hydrated and protected without the greasy mess! Personally, I can’t stand a sticky sunscreen and this particular oil exceeds all of my expectations.
As a mother of two, I am constantly in and out of the water. Although some of you may invest watershoes, that is not a trend I plan to adopt. Insert the water-friendly Arizona Sandal from Birkenstock, also known as my beach sandal. The sandal is available in multiple colors and is lightweight and flexible. The sandal itself is waterproof and skin-friendly, reducing the chance of blisters or skin breakdown. They are available for men, women, and children.
I am obsessed with this water bottle! The Bindle Bottle is an insulated and dual-vacuum drink bottle with a sweat-free exterior. The bottle itself has two compartments – a compartment to keep your beverage hot or cold for hours and a second compartment to stores small personal items like keys and money. The Bindle Bottle is available in multiple colors and sizes. They even make a bottle for your furry friends that may join you at the beach (Featured 24oz).
My family has multiple JBL speaks that we use daily. The Bluetooth Charge 4 waterproof speaker is our go-to for beach and pool days. The speaker provides up to 20 hours of play time and sounds great. Its waterproof design makes it the perfect beach or poolside companion. The speaker also offers a USB charge out for your other electronic devices such as your smartphone. The speaker is available in several colors and can be personalized with custom designs.
Sticky plus sand equals my worst nightmare. The Bamboo Wet Wipes are hypoallergenic and made with a blend of aloe, vitamin E, and cucumber extract that is soothing and gentle enough for all skin types. This product is vegan-friendly and made from sustainable materials, the perfect wipe to freshen up while at the beach or pool.
Every beach bag deserves a good book. The Beach Read by Emily Henry is the ultimate book for a day at the beach. In this novel, characters Augustus Everett and January Andrews, two writers with little in common other than a case of writer’s block, find themselves to be summertime neighbors. Althought the two are complete opposites, they find themselves striking a deal that not only suprises Everett and Andrews, but keeps you engaged as a reader.
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