Spending the day at the beach requires a lot of gear! Chairs, umbrellas, coolers, towels, etc…just getting together everything for a day spent “relaxing” can be a chore. Whether you’re packing up the car for a weekend beach trip, or you’re flying across the world for a once in a lifetime vacation, here are 20 things that should be in your beach bag.
What to Pack in Your Beach Bag
1.Tote or Backpack: Depending on what kind of a beach day you’re planning, a tote bag may suffice, but if you’re going to have to do any hiking (or you’ll be carrying a lot of gear in general), a backpack may be more convenient. I’m in love with this fun tote bag, and Herschel is my favorite backpack brand.
5.Waterproof Phone Case: Even if you’re not planning to submerge your phone (please don’t!!), a Lifeproof case will protect if from sand and any stray splashes.
7.Sunscreen: Sun Bum has a whole line of sunscreens ranging from continuous sprays to lotions to face sticks in a range of SPFs. Order here or pick up once you get there.
8.Guidebook: The Hawaii Revealed guidebooks are the BEST guidebooks for the Hawaiian Islands period. And you may need them to find the best secret beaches on the islands. Here you’ll find editions for Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island.
9.Books and Magazines: Make sure you have plenty of reading material! I like to pack several books for a trip.
10.Headphones: You’ll want headphones for listening to music while you doze in the sun.