Beach Approved: 11 Beach Essentials

In: Life, Other Occasions
beach essentials cover

If you’re headed out on a day trip to the beach this summer, a properly stocked beach bag is key to maximizing your time in the sun and sand. Don’t forget to pack these 11 functional and affordable beach essentials.

11 Beach Essentials

The Chair –

Ostrich Ladies Comfort Lounger

 beach essentials beach chair{Via Ostrich Chair}

I don’t know about you, but figuring out a comfortable way to simultaneously tan and read is the bane of my existence. Never fear, this chair is here. Made by women, for women. Boom.

The Float –

Toucan Inflatable

beach essentials toucan{Via Saks Fifth Avenue}

We are just so thrilled that oversize inflatables are still socially acceptable for adults. Pass on the typical flamingo…toucans are all the rage right now. 

The Towel –


beach essentials mandala towel{Via Sand Cloud}

This Bohemian inspired towel represents good vibes and a free spirit. Also the company, Sand Cloud, donates 10% of net profits to preserve marine life. Namaste. 

The Hat –

Kate Spade Cape Stripe Packable Sun Hatbeach essentials hat

{Via Kate Spade}

Solve packing-space problems with this travel-friendly sun hat. In a chic pattern of black-and-white, the band is finished with a feminine bow in true Kate Spade style.

The Cover-Up –

Boho Fringe Reversible Geometric Ponchobeach essentials cover up

{Via Urban Outfitters}

This sweeping bohemian poncho in a geometric pattern with a drapey silhouette and fringe trim makes it versatile and perfect. 

The Phone Protector –

Water Resistant Phone Pouch

beach essentials phone pouch

{Via Dry Pro}

Between the water, sand and sun, the beach is not exactly IPhone friendly. This water resistant pouch is a game-changer. It will keep your phone crazy protected, has a headphone or speaker connector so your cords don’t have to stick out the top, and is touch-sensitive so you don’t have to remove your phone to upload your beach selfies.

The Bag –

Proud Mary Net Bag

beach essentials bag

{Via Urban Outfitters}

Carry just the essentials (think: sunscreen, sunnies and snacks) in this handmade net bag you can tote around with ease.

The Water Bottle –


beach essentials swell

{Via S’well}

There are a million water bottles out there, but honestly, there needs to be only one. S’well bottles don’t sweat, stay cold for 24 hours and the mouth is big enough for ice cubes. (P.S. Not the first time we’ve ranted about it…}

The Sunglasses –

Banana Republic Evan Sunglassesbeach essentials sunglasses

{Via Banana Republic}

Barely-there shades made for highlighting your eyes make these beach essentials a win. 

The Slides –

Arizona Snake Birkenstocksbeach essentials birkenstock

{Via Free People}

If you haven’t already jumped on the Birkenstock bandwagon, here’s your chance. These cool girl-approved snakeskin slides will elevate even the most casual #OOTDs (think: a t-shirt and cutoffs) and make you always look beach-bound. 

The Tunes –

‘Beach Sounds’ Portable Water Resistant Speaker & Radio

beach essentials speaker{Via Sunnylife}

A day at the beach just isn’t complete without the right musical soundtrack. With its sunshiny colors and retro styling, this amplified speaker set has a water resistant body in which you can conceal your electronics. Talk about livin’ the good life. 

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