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Essential Items To Have In Your Beach Bag

When you head to the beach this summer it will be much more enjoyable if you have all that you need.  I’ve made a list of items to have at the beach. Here are some of the essential items you need for your beach bag.


Sunscreen is a must-have when it comes to beach bag items.  After being in the sun, you may get sunburnt.  Sunscreen can help.  Make sure to apply some before going to the beach, as well as bring some along in your beach bag.

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  • Easy to Apply: Coppertone Sport spray on sunscreen has a continuous sprayer for application on any angle, and is easy to apply for quick, even coverage
  • Water Resistant: Coppertone Sport SPF 50 sunscreen spray is water resistant (80 minutes), and stays on strong when you sweat
  • Free Of: Coppertone Sport Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Spray is free from dyes, PABA, Octinoxate and Oxybenzone

Sun Hat

Even if you are wearing sunscreen, a sun hat can prevent the sun from burning your face.  There are many different colors and styles to choose from when it comes to sun hats.  Just remember that the wider the brim is, the more protection you will get from the sun.  Also, sun hats can add a touch of fashion to your apparel.

FURTALK Womens Beach Sun Straw Hat UV UPF50 Travel Foldable Brim Summer UV Hat Mixed Beige
  • Womens Sun Hat Material is high quality paper straw,fashionable,functional and stylish brimmed beach sun hats for women;
  • This Beach Straw Hat offer high UV UPF sun protection with full brim,sun blocker function make the hat perfect to use as a beach hat for holidays or as a daily headwear, is very wearable with anything like dress,bikini or shorts;
  • Perfect Brimmed Straw Hats for Women is a great sister or monther gifts,features with wicking sweat band to keep you cool and comfortable,prevent the sweat dripping in your eyes;And there is a chin strap to keep the sun hat on your head even in windy day protecting from losing;


Don’t forget about protecting your eyes when it comes to being in the sun.  Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100% of both UVA and UVB light.  This includes sunglasses labeled as “UV 400,” which blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.  You may want to choose extra large sunglasses, so that they protect some of the skin around your eyes too.

KALIYADI Polarized Sunglasses for Men and Women Mens Sunglasses Driving Sun Glasses UV Blocking
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  • ★ Be More Relaxed Every Day ▶ Those sunglasses come with top rated polarized lenses that we tested over time. Polarization reduces glare reflected by mirrors, shiny or polished materials or any other kind of sun rays reflection. You will feel your eyes permanently relaxed because you will not squint anymore! Whether you are driving to work or having a nice sunbath on the beach, you will be less tired at the end of the day because your eyes are more relaxed.
  • ★ See The World In Its True Colors ▶ The HD polarized lens of our sunglasses mens offer true color perception because of the neutral color coating and clear vision by eliminating reflected and scattered light. Therefore you will be able to enjoy the sunglasses during all outdoor activities, driving, fishing or any water sport as well. Just imagine how good you will feel not having to worry about eyes health while being able to enjoy and admire the world in every beautiful detail.

SPF Lip Balm

Add a dash of color to your lips with SPF lip balm.  Unlike regular lip balm, SPF lip balm is similar to sunscreen, and it will protect your lips from the sun.  This type of lip balm can also keep your lips hydrated.

Water Resistant Phone Pouch

Not only does your body need protected at the beach, but so does your phone.  With the waves of the water splashing onto the shore, your phone is in danger of getting permanently ruined.  However, you can protect your phone by keeping it in a water resistant phone pouch.  A nice feature of the phone pouch is that it is touch sensitive, so that you don’t have to remove your phone from the pouch when you want to use it.


Read some books that are on your summer reading list while you are at the beach.  The beach is a relaxing place to read, and you won’t have to worry about getting distracted by house chores.  If you do not want to bring a book, you could take some magazines along with you.  Basically, any reading material that catches your interest should get packed in your beach bag.


There’s nothing worse than arriving at the beach starving.  And while you don’t want to fill your entire beach bag with food, you certainly don’t want to arrive at the beach knowing you didn’t pack anything to satisfy your hunger.  That is where snacks can come in handy.  Healthy, light snacks can be very nourishing, yet they don’t take up much room.  Good snacks to include in your beach bag could be crackers, granola bars, sandwiches, and trail mix.

Water Bottle

Getting dehydrated on the hot beach is not a good idea.  Make sure to pack a water bottle in your beach bag.  You may want to get a water bottle that will keep your drink chilled, so that your drink doesn’t get burning hot from the sun.

Vmini Water Bottle with New Wide Handle Straw Lid, Wide Mouth Vacuum Insulated 18/8 Stainless Steel, 32 oz, Gradient Mint + Pink + Purple
  • 【Vacuum Insulated】 With double-walled vacuum insulation, Vmini Water Bottle (wide mouth) can keep beverages cold for 24 hours, and hot for 8 hours. Perfect for outdoors activities, like camping, driving, beach and so on.
  • 【18/8 Stainless Steel】 Vmini Water Bottle (wide mouth) is made from premium high grade 18/8 stainless steel, which is fully resistant to oxidation and corrosion. More durable, and suitable for adults and children.
  • 【Product Feature】 32oz ( 946ml ), frosted matte powder coat with various colors. Comes with 1 straw lid, 2 straws and 1 straw brush. Vmini Water Bottle has more sizes, colors, and various accessories.


The beach is a perfect place to snap gorgeous pictures.  But with your phone stashed away in your beach bag, you will most likely want a camera to take those beautiful pictures of the waves and sand.  Because you will need all the room you can get in your beach bag, a small camera is a good option.

Underwater Camera FHD 2.7K 48 MP Waterproof Digital Camera Selfie Dual Screen Full-Color LCD Displays Waterproof Digital Camera for Snorkeling (806BC)
  • 2.7K 48MP Waterproof Camera - Full HD 2.7K underwater digital camera features rich video resolution options, including 2.7K(20fps) and FHD 1080P(30fps) for your preference. 48MP photo resolution makes photos much clearer than those taken by 24MP underwater cameras. 16X Digital zoom brings you all vivid and incredible pictures.
  • 10FT Underwater Camera & Dual screens - This underwater camera is equipped with the waterproof designed for underwater world, you can dive up to 10 feet. It is ideal for water sports, including swimming, drifting, surfing, snorkeling, etc. With the front 2.7 inches screen and rear 1.8 inches screen, you can record every memorable moment and take a selfie easily.
  • Versatile and Easy to Operate - This waterproof digital camera features multiple functions including 6 continuous shooting, self-timer, exposure and white balance, humanized operation interface with convenient parameter setting with multiple languages. These features enriched this waterproof camera the ability to meet a wide range of applications. Turning on the flash light in low light places helps you take sharper and brighter photos.


A towel is always good to have in a beach bag, even if you don’t go for a swim.  It can be used to brush sand off your feet, wipe your hands after eating, or, of course, to dry yourself off if you do get wet from the water.  Make sure that the towel is large enough that you could wrap yourself in it if you got cold from the water.

Ben Kaufman 100% Cotton Velour Towels - Large Cotton Towels - Soft & Absorbant - Assorted Striped Colors - 30” x 60” - 4 Pack
  • Large Towel for Comfort: Our soft towel measures 30"x 60", providing ample space for you to wrap yourself up and feel ultimate comfort and relaxation
  • Soft Cotton Beach Towel: Made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton, our beach and pool towel boasts a soft-to-the-touch feel; the high-quality fabric ensures durability
  • Absorbent Towel Design: Our oversized beach towel has a unique quick-dry design, making it perfect for repeated use

Final Thoughts

I hope that this helps you pack your beach bag before heading out to the shore this Summer.  When you get to the beach, make a list of things you wish you had remembered.  Put that list in your beach bag and then pack those items next time.  Make sure to put a pencil and paper in your bag so that you have something to write with and on.  Have a great time!

Last update on 2024-06-19 at 13:16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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