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Everything You Need for the Beach This Summer

It’s almost beach time! I don’t know about you all, but I have some shopping that needs to be done! I always forget just how much stuff we need for the beach. It adds up- the sunscreen, the towels, shade, etc. For me, the most important thing is that it’s easy for us to carry out there! Albeit, what is only a couple minute walk can feel like a 20 minute walk if everything is heavy. I also like to be over-prepared when we go to the beach because you never know what you might end up needing.


When it comes to seating, there really are so many options. Of course, chairs are my preferred seating at the beach because it keeps the sand off me. But I also would count towels as seating because a lot of people lay out on them. There are so many options these days, which is great, but it makes it that much more difficult when it comes to making a decision. Certainly, I would say it feels like an overload of information, at times. Chiefly, for chairs, I recommend going with a lightweight option, that way it’s easy to carry across the hot sand and you won’t get tired out. Towel-wise, have fun with it! Henceforth, you can go for the fun prints and colors or the towels that sand doesn’t stick to. At the end of the day it’s all about what your needs are!

Miscellaneous Gear

When I say misc. gear, I mean things like umbrellas, portable chargers, coasters- the extra things that we maybe don’t exactly need, but they make the day easier for us if we do have them! Instead, I personally like bringing an umbrella to the beach, as I take the sun’s rays very seriously. Markedly, there’s no such thing as too much protection! Portable chargers are great for emergencies and they actually make solar powered one’s, which I think is really cool! And I can’t forget about the coasters to keep the sand off our drinks- I personally think that is a necessity!


Let’s chat coolers and tumblers! Overall, it’s really important that we keep everything cool so we can stay hydrated out there. Cooler-wise, there are a ton of options. You can go for the hard shelled coolers, which are usually heavier, but they do tend to work a little better, I think. Probably because there’s so much to the technology of them. But, at the end of the day, the cloth insulated coolers are a lot easier to carry if you have a lot packed already and you’re thinking about the walk out there. Moreover, an insulated cup is key for hydration. The bigger, the better because you don’t have to worry about running out!


Finally, we have beauty items that are essential for the beach. Specifically, let’s begin with sunscreen. This is an absolute must- please bring it with you to reapply throughout the day! Taking care of your skin is cool, you guys. It’s always going to be in style! Along with this goes lip care- any chapstick with SPF will do! Furthermore, one thing I always forget about is hair care. It just doesn’t ever occur to me that our hair could be getting damaged out in the sun, so a hydrating oil is great to have on hand!

I hope everyone has a great start to the summer! Use those summer Fridays for some good and get some Vitamin D at the beach!

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This is by far the best beach umbrella out there! It’s my go-to for all things outdoors. I bring it to the beach and use it in my backyard!
If you’re headed to the beach with a book and only a few items, this is the bag for you! It’s stylish and functional!
A good insulated cup is key to a hydrated summer! I’m a huge fan of this brand as the quality is amazing and there are so many different sizes and colors to choose from.
This is a holy grail product! It provides enough SPF to protect you from the sun at the beach, while leaving you with the prettiest glow.
A cooler is an absolute must for the beach! It keeps everything cold and this one is lightweight and has a whole matching beach set that you can purchase.
If you like to blast tunes at the beach, this one is for you! This is a great portable speaker option and it’s pink! It comes in a few colors and is currently on sale!
You always need something to carry a bunch of little things in, whether it be suncare, chapstick or even your phone! This one is easy to wipe down and holds a ton of stuff. It’s available in a bunch of different sizes and colors!
A nice big hat is important to keep your skin protected and provide shade from harsh UV rays. I love this pink one!
Beach chairs are super important if you don’t want to just lay on a towel for hours. They keep the sand off of you and this one is super lightweight.
A charger is an important thing to have. Not just in case of emergencies, but you want to have your phone fully charged the capture the day!
Can we talk about how underrated waterproof bags are?! This one is not only cute, but so functional.
I never thought about this before, but these are a necessity! They’re coasters-for the beach! Keep sand off your drinks for good now!
This is my go to towel! Once again, it is part of a full beach matching set and it’s so soft!
It gets really hot in the summers, so a personal fan is key! This one is a great price and ships quickly!
Something we don’t always think about is that our hair can get damaged from the sun. This hydrating oil will keep your strands moisturized while laying out!

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22 thoughts on “Everything You Need for the Beach This Summer”

  1. Being in AZ, we don’t get the opportunity to go to the beach. I hope we can plan a trip to one sometime in the future. I’ll definitely use some of your tip – thanks! 🙂

  2. Richelle Milar

    These are all really great things to pack before going for a beach outing this summer! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  3. Lisa Charleston

    What a great summer list! I really like that sling chair, it’s been sooo long since we’ve been to the beach. It’s time for us to pack and head out soon once the weather is right.

  4. Melanie Edjourian

    I’m hoping to take the kids to the beach sometime this summer. It’s been a while so we need to get some new items in especially a cooler and beach hats.

  5. Melissa Cushing

    I am loving those wonderful chairs for sure and I love that bag with your blog name on it! The only thing you need are Organic Cotton Towels for the beach from Delilah Home 😉

  6. Summer is just about to end but we definitely had almost all of the items on your list when we invaded the beach last December.

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