It may not be officially summer, but c’mon, we all know once Memorial Day hits, it's time for Summer Fridays, barbecues, and, most importantly, beach time! Whether it’s a whole week at a beach house or just a weekend trip, having a beach bag full of essentials is a must.
Essential Items for Your Beach Bag
Those reusable grocery bags won’t cut it here. You’ll need a legit beach bag. The Baja Beach Bag will hold everything you need, plus, it’s waterproof, so you don’t have to worry if you or anyone you’re with drips on it, or you need to carry a wet swimsuit in it.
Another obvious item that can easily be forgotten? Sunscreen. Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Sunscreen is waterproof and goes on light for those worried about breakouts or oil. Neutrogena also offers a larger bottle of broad-spectrum sunscreen for the rest of the body.
Related: The Essential Beach Packing List
One thing you see most people doing on the beach is reading, and the Kindle Oasis is just what you need. There is no glare, so you won’t have to worry about figuring out some shade. Plus, it’s waterproof, putting it above the other Kindles as far as beach-going. Bonus: this e-reader comes equipped with bluetooth if audiobooks are more your style.
There may be plenty to do during a day at the shore, but if you bring your kids, no matter how fun swimming and playing in the sand is, chances are you’ll hear an “I’m bored” at least once. Throw these in your bag and you’ll be set. Even if you don’t have kids with you, UNO is a game for all ages. These are made of durable plastic and will last many summers at the beach.
You can only swim in the ocean for so long. Bring along this Waboba Ball, and you’ll have instant entertainment as you ride the waves.
I know, this seems excessive, but getting your 64 ounces of daily water is important, and even more so when you are in the sun all day. This Hydration Bottle holds the recommended 64 ounces, so you’ll be good to go. It’s insulated, so will keep your water cold, and has an integrated carrying handle for ease of transportation. Available in 3 colors.
No one likes to sit directly on the sand, and often, your towel just doesn’t cut it. This Outdoor Beach Blanket folds up compact, so won’t take up a lot of room in your bag. Available in 5 colors.
Moisturizing, cooling, and convenient, this After Sun Gel is a must in your beach bag. No matter how much sunscreen you lather on, chances are you’ll be feeling the heat after a day at the beach. Use this after sun gel to give your skin some relief!
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