It’s time to hit the beach! We’re all looking forward to having some fun in the sun this summer.
If you’re heading out to the shore, don’t go empty-handed. From towels to umbrellas, these beach day essentials will help you make the most of your time in the sand.
Are the kiddos tagging along on the beach trip? This popular Click N’ Play 18-Piece Beach Sand Toy Set includes a bucket, two shovels, two sand sifters, a watering can, three rakes and several sea creature sand molds. It also comes with a handy mesh storage bag to keep it all together. All items are BPA-free and ideal for ages 3 and up. It’s basically all the sandcastle basics you need for a reasonable price. Buy it here.
One of the most important beach day essentials is a good beach blanket. The Wekapo Beach Blanket is enormous, coming in at 10 feet by 9 feet. You can fit up to eight adults on the blanket at once! It’s lightweight, durable, sand-proof, water-resistant and comes with six sand stakes so that it won’t blow away on a windy day. When you’re all done, the blanket rolls up into the attached carrier for easy transportation and storage between beach trips. Buy it here.
When it comes to must-have beach supplies, you can’t forget your towel! The ECCOSOPHY Microfiber Beach Towel is an oversized, lightweight towel that comes in a variety of stylish designs. This microfiber towel dries fast and comes in a mesh carrying pouch, so you can just throw it in your beach bag when you’re ready to go. Buy it here.
Beach chairs are an absolute beach day essential, but they can sometimes be a pain to carry, set up and even sit in. These Nice C Low Beach Camping Folding Chairs are comfortable and, perhaps more importantly, portable. They’re easy to fold and unfold, and fit neatly into a pouch that you can sling over your back as you walk to and from your favorite beach spot. The mesh fabric makes sure that you don’t get too hot, and the feet won’t sink into the sand. Plus, they come with cup holders. Buy them here.
The Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag holds all the food and supplies you need for a beachside picnic, including up to 40 cans! The interior of the bag is insulated with PEVA foil and EPE foam to ensure that everything stays nice and cold, and there are two pockets on the outside for extra storage. The shoulder strap also makes it easy to carry. Buy it here.
There’s nothing better than enjoying a good book at the beach. But which book should you bring? With the Kindle Paperwhite, you can take them all. It looks and reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight. It’s also waterproof, so you can read it by the ocean waves without any stress. Buy it here.
Aside from sunscreen, a great way to limit your sun exposure at the beach is to bring a nice, big umbrella. The MEWAY 7.5ft Beach Umbrella is tiltable and waterproof, with UV protection, a sand anchor and vents to allow for air flow. And it comes with a carrying case and a lifetime warranty to boot. Available in a variety of colors. Buy here.
The beach is not a phone-friendly environment, but you still want to take pictures, text your friends and surf the web (while you’re not surfing the waves). The ProCase Universal Waterproof Pouch can fit almost any type of smart phone and protects it from dirt, water and sand with a secure locking seal. Best of all, you can still use your phone while it’s in the pouch. Buy it here.
Playing cards is a great way to spend the day on your beach blanket, but cards can get sandy and waterlogged pretty fast. Hoyle Waterproof Clear Playing Cards are clear, waterproof cards that can live forever in your beach bag. They’re flexible, washable and even easy to shuffle. Don’t worry, even though the cards are partially clear, no one can see what you have on yours. Buy it here.
And don’t forget your sunscreen!
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What are your beach day essentials? Let us know in the comments below.