10 Beach Essentials You Must Have In Your Bag

Whether you’re headed out on a day excursion to the beach or vacationing on the Greek islands

1.  The Bag

When picking out the ideal beach bag a few things ought to be taken into consideration. It needs be large enough to transport all, yet not to large to weight you down. Lightweight as not add additional weight when loaded. I like my beach bag a tote canvas style which can fold up and travel in my suitcase. Above all it must reflect your own style.

2. Towel

Save yourself some extra wait when traveling. Call ahead to your hotel and ask if they offer towels for the beach. Keep in mind if you are checking out of your hotel and staying on to enjoy the beach before heading back, you’ll definetly want to pack one from home. You don’t want to be one of those people that take towels as their parting gift.

3. Beach Towel Clips

These colorful and handy oversized clips are a definite must have at the beach, pool, water park, lake, or wherever windy. Clips work on all lounge, deck and beach chairs to keep your towels or clothes from falling, sagging and being blown away into the deep unknown.

4. Beach Hat

Hats are a must, especially if you’ll be spending time in the sun. It can protect your scalp and cut down on the rays that are hitting on your face and neck.

5. Sunglasses

When it comes to pretty much any outdoor trip, sunglasses are an obvious necessity. They protect your eyes against the sun’s UV rays and lead to enhanced and more comfortable eyesight from not having to squint. And they they look so darn cool on!

6. Reading Material

Improve your tan as well as your mind I find nothing more relaxing then tuning out the world with a fantastic beach read. I go through so many books, there’s no where to put them when I’m done. I’m sentimental and I don’t want to part with any in my library. That’s why I love my kindle paper white. Glare-free making reading easy on your eyes at the beach, and I get to take my library with me everywhere I go.

7. Change of Clothes

A quick change of clothes will keep you dry and comfortable. Especially undergarments. A wet swimsuit can easily collect bacteria. Keep germs at bay, change out of your swimsuit as soon as you’re leaving the shore.

8. Flip-Flops

Flip-flops are vital for that transition from the hot sand to the not as hot sand as you trek towards that watery abyss. Bring them and you won’t regret it. It’s never fun to remove shoes and then try to put them back on with sandy wet feet. I always were the Havaianas brand flips flops. You could walk through a swamp with them on and are still good to go.

9. Good Sunscreen

While many of us remember to bring the sunscreen, often is the case of when we return home that evening, we are surprised that we somehow still have a bit of a sunburn. Make sure you know which SPF suits you.

10. Water and Snacks

Swimming while exposed to sun and heat will cause your body to weaken and dehydrate fast. Take at least a liter of water in your bag per person. Opt for healthy snacks that won’t spoil in the heat. Great options include protein bars, nuts and bananas which are high in potassium.

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  • Maria
    September 15, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Great tips and very useful blog

    • jonichols
      September 15, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying!

  • Ivan
    October 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Sunblock is one essential item in our beach bag to, along with water. A camera, of course, for capturing all the beautiful memories.

  • Star harford
    October 4, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Those beach towel clips are a great idea! Especially if its windy. Its a good idea of yours to to check with the hotel about towels too. Great useful items to go in a beach bag!

  • Our Family World
    October 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I pretty much have the same stuff in my bag too, except the clips. I should do that the next time we go to the beach or the pool.

  • eliza casipagan
    October 5, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I enjoy reading your post, some items are already in my pack and since I’m not really a beach buddy – I tend to bring so much stuff. Thanks for these basics, I know much which to prioritize.

  • London Mumma
    October 6, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Some great essentials here, especially the reading material. Nothing like lounging nby the sea or pool, with a good book.

  • Stephanie sherlock
    October 8, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Those are great essentials to bring with you on a trip. Thank you for sharing.

  • Tiina A
    October 8, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Towel clips are soemthing I need to add to my beach list! There’s unfortnately no beach vacations for me in the near future 🙁

  • Cai Dominguez
    October 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    These are all true! Sunglass is really a must have! Especially for me who can’t open my eyes when its too bright!