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Best Beach Packing List
The sun is shining, the water is clear, and you are getting ready to pack up your beach bag. You want to make sure that you have everything you need for a day of fun in the sun! In this blog post we will go over 31 beach essentials – from sunscreen to flip-flops. Hopefully this will make your beach packing list a little more thorough.
39 Beach Bag Essentials
Sunburns are the worst, and it doesn’t even have to be hot outside for you to get one. You should always make sure that your sunscreen has a high SPF so you cover all of your bases from UVA/UVB rays. I recommend Australian Gold cream sunscreen. because not only does it offer broad spectrum protection but also contains hydrating agents like aloe vera leaf juice and antioxidants like vitamin E – these help prevent skin aging while providing superior hydration as well!
- POWERFUL NATURAL SUNSCREEN FOR SKIN SUN PROTECTION - The gentle Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion with zinc & titanium offers...
- SEAMLESSLY BLENDS INTO RICH TO DEEP SKIN TONES - This weightless tinted sunblock lotion blends perfectly and improves complexion appearance by minimizing uneven...
- NON-GREASY OIL-FREE MATTE FINISH - This Mattifying daily sunscreen doubles as a BB Cream foundation with a fragrance-free touch. It won't clog pores and...
Flip flop season is coming up soon which means there will be more people walking around in them on the sand or in water. Flip flops will always be more comfortable than wearing heels or wedges when walking on the sand.
A sarong will come in handy for many things – from a beach cover-up to wiping your feet off before entering someone’s house. I recommend bringing one just in case!
These sarongs go with any style suit and are long enough to protect your legs from more sun.
- Soft material: these summer beach wraps are made of cotton, soft, light, breathable and comfortable for your use, suitable for a summer beach
- Tassel Design: delicate tassel design, classic solid color, with your swimsuit, swimsuit, bikini, good clothing accessories lying on the beach and traveling to...
- Various color selections: we provide you with several color options, as shown in pictures, all are easy matching colors, can match with your beach dress up...
Sunscreen wipes are great because they make applying sunscreen so much easier and faster by simply removing the need to slather up with lotion all over. You can also throw them into your bag and use them as a touch-up during lunchtime, which means you don’t have to sit next to people who haven’t reapplied their sunscreen yet.
I love them if we are traveling overseas because they take up very little room in a carry on bag.
- 25 Count Box SunX Sunscreen with wipes have passed the new FDA requirements for SPF30+
- are fully tested "Very Water" and "Very Sweat Resistant"
- are PABA FREE, OIL FREE and provide UVA/UVB protection
A good beach bag is essential for a day at the beach. I recommend one with an inner lining that’s water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about putting wet beach toys and suits in it before going home.
If you have a zipper pocket you can use it to safely store your wallet, phone and keys.
This is a great bag that has a large wet compartment to fit wet suits.
- Nothing beats a day at the beach,carry your belongings in style with one of these stylish assorted beach bags, go to the beach with your families or friends,...
- Water resistant and sandproof: This beach tote features high density polyester, which is water-resistant, sandproof, easy to clean, sand shakes right off...
- Large beach bag with 8 pockets: 17.5(L)*15.7(H)*8(W), with 45 L capacity, the big main compartment can fit all the essentials for your family (3-4 families...
A personal fan
Handheld or battery operated fans are great because they can be used anywhere on both wet and dry surfaces to keep you cool.
These personal fans sit around the neck and cool you down enormously! They are so cool.
- 【COMFORTABLE Fan】The wearable personal fan’s motor has been modified so that will produce lower noise during operation.
- 【HANDS FREE & COMPACT DESIGN】Hand free neck fan was designed to free your hands, Lightweight and portable you can take it anywhere.
- 【4-16 WORKING HOURS & 3 SPEEDS】 Large capacity batteries provide 4-16working hours duration (depend on different speeds).
Bring a waterfall full of ice and water to keep hydrated while having fun in the sun.
Sunglasses are a must because they protect your eyes from UV rays, and also help shield you against intense sun glare. I like these Costa Del Mar which come in lots of different colors so there’s something for everyone! They are high quality sunglasses that will last a decade as they are scratch resistant and polarized.
- 100% UV PROTECTION: All Costa Del Mar Eyewear lenses block potentially harmful high-energy visible blue light rays and protect against 100% of Ultraviolet rays...
- COSTA 580P POLYCARBONATE LENSES: Costa’s patented 580p polycarbonate lenses are lightweight and impact-resistant. 580 lenses go further then normal polarized...
- OPTIMAL USAGE: Costa's Copper lenses are our most versatile lenses, excellent for cloudy days, everyday activities and sight fishing.
I have an entire post dedicated to Beach Blankets. They are an absolute must especially if you are traveling with kids.
I love this Beach Mat because it can be used to sit on the sand, it is very lightweight, it doesn’t get sand stuck on it and you can keep in flat with the included plastic stakes.
- Sand free days with family & friends- this is the best beach accessory to own; the sand doesn't stick to this material - shake it off & enjoy a sand proof day...
- HANG OUT COMFORTABLY at any Outdoor activity with this 100% Breathable, Heat Resistant, Extremely Soft & Comfortable Ripstop Parachute Fabric; Large Enough for...
- TRAVEL LIGHT & CAREFREE; Throw it in your Bag, Car or Suitcase & have a Ground Cover to sit or lie down on at the Beach, Camp, Hike, Festival Sport Event, or...
A kite is fun for adults and kids alike! It’s great exercise in getting airborne wind current. We always bring really cool kites on beach vacations and the kids love it! Check before you go to see if your beach allows Kites as some do not
A beach ball will make an awesome addition to your summer beach day. The kids can throw it around, roll it and use it to play with in the water.
Towels are a staple for any beach trip. If space is tight you will love Turkish beach towels as they fold up small but keep you dry and sand free. This oversized Turkish Beach towel is so soft you will want them for your whole family.
- ⭐ NATURAL TURKISH TOWEL premium quality made of extra fine traditionally woven material. This is the big jumbo oversize 35" x 71". Gives you plenty of space...
- ⭐ HIGHLY ABSORBENT this amazing natural cotton weave thirstily soaks up water. Then dries in just 10 minutes in the sun. Perfect for poolside, bathroom,...
- ⭐ COMPACT & EASY TO PACK this Turkish cotton towels are less than 1/3 the volume of other towels. Folds up compactly so you can fit several in the trunk,...
You’ll be glad you brought one of these on your next beach day when you see how much trash gets left behind at the water line. It will keep your area cleaner and help to make carry out easy.
If you are over the age of 20, you will want to have a beach chair that is lightweight and easy to carry. This is our family’s all time favorite chair.
You can carry it in with the attached backpack straps, store things in the zipper pockets and recline in this lightweight chair.
(I have had mine for over 10 years and it looks as good as new!)
- Listing is for 2 chairs. Tommy Bahama Blue with Striped Fabric Pattern
- Lightweight, rustproof aluminium frame. Durable 600-denier polyester fabric / Weight capacity 300 lb
- Adjusts to 5 reclining positions including lay flat
You’ll need a place for your refreshments while at the beach or on the boat! Bigger isn’t always better; you want something that can be carried easily and one that will keep the cool in.
This one can be wheeled and carried!
- LIFETIME WARRANTY from PICNIC at ASCOT USA - Designers and Manufacturers for over 25 years of a Wide Range of High Quality Picnic Baskets, Coolers, Wine...
- INNOVATIVE DESIGN - Sewn in steel rim and side supports preventing sagging and water spills- FOLDS FLAT to save space during storage
- LEAKPROOF - Heavy grade, thick puncture resistant food safe liner- HEAT SEALED to prevent leaks
Be prepared for the sun with a lightweight beach umbrella. This one is great because it tilts to keep you in the shade without having to reposition it.
If you have young kids who need a little more sun protection or need a nap, a beach tent is a great option.
This pop- up one folds down super small and goes up without any work at all!
This is a great way to transport all your beach items. If you have a good hauling wagon already, you don’t need a separate wagon just for the beach. That way you can use it for outdoor concerts, festivals and the beach.
- ▶ 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐑𝐘𝐀𝐋𝐋 - 𝐃𝐄𝐄𝐏𝐄𝐑 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐀𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐢𝐧...
- ▶ 𝐒𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐅𝐎𝐋𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐒𝐈𝐙𝐄 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞: Surprise yourself...
- ▶ 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐄 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐕𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐂: Constructed with a...
A beach umbrella hybrid that allows you to open it for a little bit of sun and have perfect shade with an easy zipper.
- 8-foot umbrella canopy features UPF 50 plus sun and weather protection for the beach, camping, sporting events, concerts and festivals
- Oversized umbrella provides privacy and maximum protection from the sun’s rays and rain with two patented side panels; stow-away clips store the flaps when...
- A heavy-duty 1.25-inch center pole has a built-in tilt mechanism for adjustability; zippered windows allow for airflow and prevent the umbrella from blowing...
The kids will want to play with sand toys on the beach or at the pool. These are our favorites because they don’t break easily like most do.
- Foxprint Play Set Includes - This 16 Piece Sand Beach Toy Set Have Multi-Colored Shapes And Molds, Alligator, Crocodile, Turtle, Hand, Bunny, Dinosaur, 2 Castle...
- Play And Promotion - Provides Hours Of Imaginative Play That Promotes Hand-Eye Coordination And Critical Thinking Skills. Go Toys Bright And Colorful Easy To...
- Considering A Gift - There Is No Better Way To Send Your Happy Wishes For Any Given Occasion The Kids Will Love This Great Gift, Every Kid Can Make An Ordinary...
This is the perfect place to relax on sunny days. They are so easy to fill as you just use the air around you instead of blowing it up.
- 🌞 Our new and improved design was made to hold the optimal amount of air for longer lasting inflation. The inflatable bed is made from strong and durable...
- 🌞 Easy to Use - Nevlers Inflatable outdoor lounge chairs do not require an air pump. Simply open it up against the wind and whisk it through the air to fill...
- 🌞Created for convenience, more spacious and extra comfortable blow up beach chair . The compact storage makes this part of your vacation essentials. Whether...
The secluded areas around the water are an amazing way to enjoy a good book while listening to the waves crashing in on shore. Here are some recommend books for this summer.
The beach is the perfect place to enjoy listening to your favorite songs. This speaker has amazing sound and it’s not too big so you can keep it with you wherever you go!
This portable speaker has sound that rivals much more expensive speakers. Plus it’s waterproof so its a great speaker for the beach.
- 🎶 HIGHER QUALITY CRYSTAL CLEAR STEREO SOUND - The OontZ Angle 3 is Designed and Engineered by Cambridge Sound Works in the USA, using the highest quality...
- 🔊 LOUDER VOLUME WITH ZERO DISTORTION – Surprisingly loud with no distortion, even at maximum volume. POWERFUL 10 WATTS OF OUTPUT VOLTAGE
- 💙 Suitable for INDOOR AND OUTDOOR USE - Incredible BLUETOOTH (5.0) RANGE OF 100 FEET meaning CONSTANT UNINTERRUPTED MUSIC
World Landmark sand toys
If you are going to build sandcastles you might as well build ones in the shape of World Landmarks. My kids got such a kick out of making the Leaning Tower of Pisa and having it stand up!
- Creative Sensory Toys – Use these sand mold kits at home or the beach for creating castles and buildings of all shapes and sizes to promote creativity.
- Bold, Vibrant Colors – Each of our sand castle beach toys come in bright, beautiful colors that keep children engaged and having fun.
- Solo or Group Fun – With 37 pieces in every set, everyone can join on the action. Build moats, castles, parapets, ramps and princess towers together or alone.
Hide your valuables
Hide your valuables in this pretend water bottle so that you can enjoy your day without worry.
- ✔️ HIDE AND STORE YOUR VALUABLES in a CAN SAFE! Bottom of Water Bottle Secretly unscrews to display hidden secret stash. The Stash-it diversion Water Bottle...
- 🏠 USE AT HOME or ON-THE-GO! ✈️ Great for hiding in your house, or while you are out. This safe for money fits nicely into a normal cup holder, and is...
- ✔️ DUAL-PURPOSE ! You can ACTUALLY USE this Water Bottle to drink out of. The lid creates an air-tight seal, so the bottle is leak proof. This great Mug...
Visor or a Baseball Hat
Your eyes need to be protected, especially if you aren’t wearing sunglasses. Keept them protected from the sun with a nice brimmed hat or visor!
Protect yourself from the damaging effects of sunlight. Wide-brimmed hats offer some protection for your neck and shoulders as well.
This hat is great because it can be adjusted in size and folded up without damaging it.
- Natural material: Made of Eco-friendly Recycled paper and polyester, skin-friendly and breathable;Foldable and packable ;Tightly woven for the quality and...
- Sun protection: Wide brim( 3.34"-3.54"),UPF50+ , strong anti-uv function;
- Two size:M/L: 22"-23 1/8"; L/XL:23 1/8"-23 1/2";You can adjust the inside velcro to the comfy size;
A lightweight scarf can be a great way to cover up parts of your body that are getting too much sun. Plus you can tie it as a sarong if you need.
- 80% COTTON 20%Flax: AZO free. It features a great gauze feel that super soft, cozy, comfortable and non itch. Carefully, wash on a cold, delicate cycle, and...
- XTRA LARGE SHAWL: 75* 43 inches(190X110cm), extra long and Large scarves in current markets. The perfect length for wear can protect your skin against sun...
- VARIOUS SOLID COLORS: Multicolor scarves can be easily matched for any type of clothes, good adds perfection to make you more elegance and outstanding.
Shoes are an important part of any beach trip and these shoes will keep your feet from being injured on rocky shores like the ones we have in New England beaches. Aqua shoes have come a long way in the past 10 years and they resemble sneakers instead of weird socks. Plus they have more traction that water shoes of the 1990s.
- Breathable and durable air mesh upper allow the foot to breathe
- Solyte midsole provides an exceptionally lightweight midsole with excellent bounce-back and durability
- Water Grip outsole provides exceptional traction in wet and slippery conditions
A place to keep your wet clothes separate from the rest of your gear. Each family member can have one and keep their wet suits from getting everything else wet. Plus they are a great size to put into Travel Diaper Bags to keep wet baby clothes separated.
- Travel Organizers – Our wet bags are great for carrying diapers and baby essentials, dirty gym clothes and wet swimsuits; not just for wet stuff - these bags...
- Reuse and Reduce Waste – The better alternative to single-use plastic bags, our bags are made from Bumkins' original waterproof fabric that’s both soft and...
- Waterproof – Bumkins’ original fabric is 100-percent polyester with embedded TPU for waterproofing and our heat-sealed seams keep the mess where it belongs...
Protecting your lips is a very important part of protecting yourself on the beach and this lip balm will keep them moist, healthy and protected all day long!
Nothing works better to get sand off wet feet than a sprinkle of baby powder. Baby powder quickly dries your feet enabling you to brush away sandy toes before getting in the car. This is a must for any family beach vacation!
Most GoPro cameras have waterproof capability, and many others have cases you can buy to make your camera waterproof. These iPhone cases are great because they work for lots of different sizes.
- [SUPERIOR WATERPROOF PROTECTION]: Certified IPX8 waterproof with Hiearcool's triple layer lock-down technology provides complete protection against water, snow,...
- [CASE FRIENDLY]: With a size of 8.3 inches, the waterproof phone pouch can fit most cell phones with or without a case, providing double insurance to your...
- [RESPONSIVE TOUCH SCREEN]: The Hiearcool waterproof phone pouch is made of upgraded TPU material that provides excellent response sensitivity while using your...
So many people are interested in exploring the underwater world, but don’t want to invest in a full set of scuba gear. A snorkel is a great way to see if you like it before investing more money into something that may not be your thing!
If you love to ride the waves a Boogie Board is a great thing to have at the beach. If the beach you are visiting has waves you will have the time of your life.
- Body Board Lightweight with EPS core, Heat lamination Technology, offers impact strength durability, Lightweight & Rigid. More maneuverability, and increased...
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION : HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) super slick bottom with channels and a crescent tail.
- Compact feeling and water resistant for all wave conditions. 60/40 rails allow for more maneuverability and skills.
No beach trip is complete without snacks. Nuts and dried fruit are a great source of energy that you can easily pack in an individual bag to take with you on the go! But your can take anything that you can pack!
My kids hate getting salt water in their eyes so we always have to remember to bring goggles. You can choose from snorkel like goggles or plain swimming goggles; but watch out for tinted goggles as the salt water can break down the tint.
Beach games are a great way to spend time with friends and family. There are so many options out there, but here are just a few:
I love this game because it is so lightweight and it keeps my kids entertained for a good hour.
- OUTDOOR GAME: The Outdoor Party Game in America: Kan Jam is tremendously fun and a popular competitive team game similar to cornhole, washer toss and...
- HOW TO PLAY: Take turns throwing and deflecting the flying disc across the yard, beach, or park at the goal - 21 points wins, or go pro and slot the flying disc...
- EASY SET UP: So easy to set up, you can play in seconds.
Beach frisbee is really fun and a really good workout for your calves! Not all frisbees are equal, we used to use cheap or free frisbees and now we have invested in a few good ones and they are sooooo good.
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Water Gun Fight
Get a pack of water guns and let the kids (or the adults) run wild shooting each other with water.
- SUPER VALE. 3 Pieces Medium Size Shotgun Water Guns for Kids. Made in 3 different color plans. Item measures 16.2”x7”.
- EASY FUNCTION. Quick fill with opening the flipper cover. Easy Pump to Shoot. Easy to fill, easy to fire, even for a little child!
- SUPER FUN! Perfect Summer Water Fight and Family Fun Swimming Pool and Outdoor Activity Toys.
Beach Volleyball is a big favorite and tons of beaches have Volleyball nets already set up. All you have to do is bring a ball and some friends and you can have a super beach volleyball game.
Similar to horse shoes but with bean bags! Corn Hole is very portable and it gets very competitive!
- [INNOVATION DESIGN] Exclusive innovative design, this Bean Bag Game can be assembled very quickly by flicking and sticking and stored very easy by tearing and...
- [LIGHT WEIGHT AND PORTABLE] With a weight of 2 kg and a length of 11inch*11inch*4inch after folding, this Corn Hole Boards are more lightweight and portable...
- [STRONG AND DURABLE] Made by the high elastic flat wire, which can be folded for more than 1000 times.Fabrics with anti-skid treatment handle the issue of bags...
I hope this list helps you get ready for a great beach vacation or just a day at the beach. There are few things more delightful than a beach day in the summer.
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