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Whether you’re going on vacation or taking a day trip, a beach visit requires a lot of stuff. Especially if kids are involved. Below are my favorite products for any beach trip.
My Favorite Beach Tote
I will be the first to admit I scoffed at this Croc-looking bag when I first saw it. But the more I thought about it’s functionality, durability, and sturdy design, the more I knew I had to have one. Each Bogg Bag come with two inserts with buttons on the back that insert easily in to the holes of the bag. You can rearrange them, put them on the outside, inside, fill them, and zip them. I got myself another set of inserts for even more storage. It also comes in a lot of fun colors, I got the coral and love it!
This is going to look different for every family. I got Tyler and I these inexpensive backpack beach chairs for two reasons: 1. We don’t need fancy chairs since, let’s be real, we aren’t sitting in them much at the beach and 2. Backpacks free up our hands to carry all the other crap.
Heather got a gravity chair for her birthday last year and I do have to say, it’s freaking comfortable. Hers, linked above, even came with a pillow and side tray for beverages and snacks.
How come no one told me about Turkish towels before?! They are large and make it so much easier to brush off sand. Highly recommend a couple of these babies in your beach bag.
Sun Protection Beach VAcation Must-Haves
An inexpensive hat that doesn’t take up much space is a must-have. I love this one from Amazon. It comes in so many different colors and is adjustable.
Having a spot to chill in the shade is imperative, especially if you’re spending more than a few hours in the sun. This beach umbrella is inexpensive and adorable. Pro tip: don’t forget a mallet!
We’ve gushed about Coola products many times before. They make the best, reef-safe spray on sunscreen that smells delightful. I’ve also been loving this brush on Mineral Fusion SPF for quick touch ups.
Little kids at the beach truly need very little, I know this. A few shovels and buckets and they are GOOD. If your kids are a little older and a little harder to impress, something fun like a metal detector may get them out there for an early morning walk. The breeze is always so nice blowing off the water, it’s the perfect place to fly a kite if it’s not too crowded!
Other Beach Must-Haves That Will Come In Handy
This power bank is my favorite find of the year so far. Cords are built in (so no packing around 72 cords!!), plugs right in to the wall to charge, and holds a lot of juice. Worth the investment!
A collapsible cooler is always a good idea for drinks and snacks.
Sunglasses are a definite must-have and I highly recommend a chain so you don’t lose them and there’s always easy access. The chain can double as a mask chain too!
What did I miss? What are your beach must-haves?