Summer is in full force, and I am ready to hit the beach! Aren’t you? I’ve got my beach bag packed, and I’m ready to go.
The Beach Bag
The #1 beach essential is a great bag, so grab your largest tote, ladies! The bigger the bag, the more essentials you can take with you. My beach bag has all of my go-to items for some fun in the sun, plus more. My handmade straw tote is perfect for the beach because I can shake the pesky sand out of it once I am done.
Don’t forget your beach towel! Remember, the bigger the towel the better. You want to make sure your beach towel provides enough room for you and your essentials, so sand doesn’t get on your most valuable items.
Flips Flops are a definite must-have for the beach. The sand can be very hot and you’ll want to protect your feet. Also, you never know what could be in the sand. You want to avoid any cuts and bruises as much as possible.
Shorts are always nice to have on the beach. When you’re done lying out and it’s time to run to the hotel, just slip on your favorite denim cutoffs.
Fedoras and floppy hats are always nice to have with you on the beach. Blocking those harmful UV rays from your face is always important.
Show off your personality with your favorite sunglasses. Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the beach because not only do they complement every swim suit, they also protect your eyes from the sun.
My favorite sunscreen to use is Sun Bum. They have multiple products that protect your skin and hair from the harsh sun and they smell amazing! Being sunburned is the worst, so I would use at least a 50+ SPF to avoid getting burnt.
Don’t forget to grab your favorite magazines when lying out! I never get bored with my trusty People and Marie Claire magazines to catch up on the celebrity drama and get the scoop on the latest fashion trends! Music is a very important part of a great beach experience too. I know my cellphone has all my favorite music on it, so all I have to do is pack my headphones to jam out on the beach. Cellphones also take great photos. Be sure to capture all the fun with your family and friends to share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Make sure you stay hydrated while hanging out on the beach all day! Drink plenty of water and make sure you avoid dehydration.
Don’t let hunger ruin your good time! Bring a protein bar or fruit with you to the beach as a healthy snack.