For me, Spring Break is just around the corner. That being said, I am planning on going to the beach this year! I am excited as I am starting to pack, but I’ve been trying to think of things that I need to bring, because I don’t want to forget anything! I’ve already applied my self-tanner, I’ve picked out some of my favorite books, and I have made my list for my beach essentials.
When I go the beach, I always have a beach bag. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what I use as a beach bag, but I typically have at least something. I love my Longchamp, but this bag from J.Crew is also lovely (it is also 25% off right now with the code SHOPMORE). I probably won’t bring my Longchamp simply because it has leather straps and I don’t want to ruin that with the possibility of water splashing on it.
I always bring my iPad or a good book to read on the beach. I recommend a paper book versus an electronic one, though, because the glare from an electronic device can be almost blinding in the sun. Also, you don’t risk ruining your iPad with sand or water.
Most importantly, bring sunscreen! I know that sunscreen can be so expensive, but really, it’s an investment. You are protecting your skin from cancer and keeping it pretty and young. Just be smart with sunscreen and don’t get sunburned! My favorite brands are Coppertone and Neutrogena for my sunscreen.
A speaker is also a must. Don’t you want to jam to some awesome music while you’re at the beach? I sure do! My current favorites are “My House,” “Brand New,” and “Fear.” Going along with a speaker, bring headphones! Sometimes I like to listen to calming music if I’m trying to sleep, so headphones are a must.
As for beauty, I typically don’t even wear any makeup when headed to the beach or pool, but if I wear anything, it is BB Cream. BB Cream is great because it is moisturizing and provides subtle color, even though you’ll (hopefully) get some color down on the sand!
One of my essentials on my list that might not be on your list is wipes. I love to bring either face wipes or baby wipes just to wipe sunscreen off my hands, to freshen my face, or to just wipe something down. I always bring baby wipes with me wherever I go (or so it seems!), and I never regret this decision.
Another item on my beach essentials list is water! Always make sure to bring a bottle of water (and a snack!) down to the beach. Laying out in the sun and being active can really drain you. I like to stay hydrated because I am usually sweating when I tan and I hate being dehydrated- not fun! For a snack, I typically bring something simple like an apple or a protein bar- just bring something that doesn’t need to be refrigerated or something that could melt.
For added sun protection, sunglasses and hats are high on my beach essentials list. I honestly have always been scared to get a sunglass tan, but I’d much rather have that versus my face being burned! Target always has great options for hats.
Towel // Baby Wipes // Hat // Sunglasses // Speaker // Headphones // Snack // Phone // Book // Sunscreen // BB Cream // Water
I’m sure I am forgetting something- I always do! Let me know what your beach essentials are so that I can get some more things to put on my list!