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5 things to pack in your beach bag

Whether you're hitting the shore next week for spring break or just dreaming of lazy summer days (which, tbh, are right around the corner!), a beach day isn't complete without the perfect tote. Just in time for sunny szn, we rounded up the essentials that belong in your bag for your next vacay.

1. The perf beach bag 

OK, first thing first—a super cute bag to store everything in. The ideal beach bag is roomy, waterproof and, er, sandproof, too. We love this easy breezy bag from Roxy. Bringing lunch to the beach? Look for an insulated bag (like this one from Sunnylife) to keep your sandwiches and drinks cool. 

2. A reliable beach towel


A versatile beach towel is key for all the sunbathing and splashing you're about to do. Prefer to lounge in the sand? Microfiber is best for beach-sitting, since it repels sand and dirt. (Psst: Sand Cloud makes sand-resistant beach towels in sooo many cute designs, and the best part is that a portion of the profits go to marine restoration!)

More of a mermaid? Cotton is the most absorbent material for toweling off.

3. A fun (and equally hydrating) beverage

Between all that sun and sweat, you need to remember to hydrate, whether that's with water or a fun beachy beverage. We're kinda obsessed with the brand new Vita Coco Treats—a fruity strawberries and cream coconutmilk drink (you can try them for free at Target now!). Simply toss it in your cooler for a refreshing sip, post surf sesh. The best part? This pinkity drinkity makes for the cutest IG pics. 

4. A waterproof portable speaker 


A beach day isn't complete without the perfect playlist. (Outer Banks soundtrack, anyone?) A waterproof bluteooth speaker is an absolute must for setting the vibes. The Ultimate Ears speaker comes in lots of color combos...and won't break the bank.

5. A new beach read 


The beach is the perfect place to unwind with a light and uplifting book where the pages just seem to fly by! Reading on the beach is a great way to get off your phone and relax while listening to the crashing waves. Peep our curated list for all the best beach read recs. 

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by Alex Marek | 4/12/2024