10 Beach Bag Essentials for Every Beach Babe

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Don’t you just love the beach? There are a few things that come to mind when I think of summer: travel, good food and the beach. Since I grew up in the Caribbean, the beach was a place that I went all year long. But whether you are going to a local beach or a trotting to beach on the exotic island of Bali, there are beach bag essentials that no beach babe should be without.

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No matter your skin tone, protecting your skin against harmful UVA/UVB is top priority at the beach. So pack a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 for your beach trip. Don’t forget to re-apply every 2 hours. Here are a few more health minded brands you’ll want in your bag.

2. Water

Not all beaches come equipped with beach attendants or restaurants nearby so make sure you walk with a bottle of water to keep hydrated.

Here’s a water bottle and a few others you may like:

3. Towels & Beach Blankets

Bring a thirsty towel to dab off all that salt water that comes from a day at the beach. Unless, the beach you are going to has towels and beach butlers, than this is top priority. I love that you can even get these towels engraved.

4. Good Book or Glossy Magazine

Everyone has a different agenda for their beach day. Some people get into water sports while other just like to chill. If your little ones will let you, bring a good book or glossy magazine do some reading. This book list, is a great place to start.

5. Hair Conditioner

Depending on your type and texture, coating your strands with a good hair conditioner prior to taking a dip may be a good idea.  Some conditioner and styling products even contain sunscreen.

6. Elastic Hair Bands

Headbands or elastic bands are a always a good idea especially for longer hair.  It you do use elastic hair ties, make sure that they’re snag free.

7. Beach Playlist

A great day at the beach deserves a great beach playlist. If you don’t have one then you can borrow mine.

8. Lip Balm with Sunscreen

Sunscreen is an important part of any outdoor activity. As you are getting prepped your day at the beach, be sure not to forget your to protects your lips as well.

9. Sunglasses

Protecting our eyes and vision is top priority. Remember that sunburn can occur on the retina of the eye also. And as if that’s not motivation just remember…crow’s feet.

10. Wide brimmed hat

Wide brim hats are great for keeping the skin supple and wrinkles at bay. Not to mention, a great looking beach hat just looks fab!

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Original: July 8, 2014 Updated: March 8, 2024

  • Comments ( 6 )

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Great list of beach essentials!

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      Kind of makes you want to go to the beach doesn’t it? Or maybe that’s just me.

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    great tips! Are beach butlers a real thing? lol it’s something I’ve never heard of..

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      Yes it is Tiana. Some beaches, mostly beaches at swanky hotels have attendants ready to spread sunscreen, mist your face with water and give extra towels at a moments notice.

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    Life With Lorelai

    This is an excellent list of beach Must Haves! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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