7 Beach Bag Essentials

Who doesn’t love jumping into the car and heading to the beach on a warm summers day? Pack the following seven essentials, which will make every trip to the beach feel fun and effortless – as it should be! Don’t forget to comment below with some of your best options, also.

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Even if the sun isn’t shining, a hat is still a must-have for every single beach trip. Have you ever burnt your head or hair-line? Ouch! Choose a standard baseball cape if you prefer the structure or switch it up with a floppy hat which will also protect your shoulders and neck.


Protect your eyes from the glare of the water with a pair of sunglasses. Make sure they’re nothing fancy though, just in case they get lost or scratched by the sand!


This should be the number one item to pack in your beach bag since nobody wants to burn! Aim for an SPF that is higher than 30+ so that you won’t have to constantly re-apply it after entering the water.


Does anyone else find it so boring going to the beach alone? Rather than spending most of the day on Instagram or Facebook, bring along a book or magazine to occupy your time. Trust us, you won’t care about social media after a relaxing day at the beach.

Lip balm

Don’t forget to moisturise your lips! They can burn very easily, crack, and start to peel after just a few hours in the sun.


Hydrate your body from the inside-out by drinking water during your day at the beach. Keep a 1 litre bottle in your beach bag, and feel free to re-fill it throughout the day.

Leave-in conditioner

To avoid hair breakage from the sea water, lightly mist your ends with a leave-in conditioner. It will help to coat the hair until you get home and wash the salty water away!

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