Beach season is my favorite season! Give me the sand, sun and salt water and I’m the happiest person ever. This summer I’ve been able to make it to the beach a handful of times which is a step up from last summer. Even though I don’t get to make it to the beach as much as I’d like, which would be every day, I try to go a few times during the summer and I always try to go on vacation to the Caribbean during the winter months. These are the beach bag essentials I always take with me.
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Portable Bluetooth Speaker – No beach trip is complete without music and I always connect this speaker to my phone.
Portable Rechargeable Fan – I love the beach but sometimes I don’t love getting overly hot so this little fan is perfect and has 3 different speeds.
Hydroflask – Fill this Hydroflask bottle with ice and cold water before heading out to the beach and the water stays nice and cold for the entire day!
Good Reads – I always have either a book or some magazines with me. Currently, I’m reading Beautiful Bodies by Kimberly Rae Miller which Amazon Publishing was kind enough to send to me. It’s a wonderful memoir about coming to terms with the struggle to achieve the so-called perfect body. It’s available through Amazon on July 25th. It’s both an eye-opening read but also entertaining.
Healthy Snacks – Something about being outside all day just makes me want to snack on stuff non-stop. I do try to keep it healthy though so I like to take lots of mixed fruit with me or nuts.
Shade – It’s smart to take breaks from the sun so I recently purchased these chairs from Amazon with a built in cover on them! I obviously don’t take these chairs with me on vacation but they go with me to every beach in driving distance.
Cute Sandals – No beach outfit is complete without cute sandals. I have many but I’m still eyeing this pair from Steve Madden. How cute are they??
Sunglasses – I always have a pair of sunglasses on me and going to the beach is no different. Did you know sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the harmful sun rays? My current fave pair is my Prada ones which are sold out but here is a similar pair.
Oversized Bag – What else am I supposed to fit everything in? I know right now straw beach bags are the trend but I prefer slightly more durable bags. I use a Nylon bag I purchased years ago from Rue LaLa but here is a similar affordable one from Target.
Alba Botanicals Spray Sunscreen // Coola Facial Spray Sunscreen // Portable Bluetooth Speaker // Portable Rechargeable Fan // HydroFlask // Beautiful Bodies by Kimberly Rae Miller // Shaded Chair // Steve Madden Sandals // Prada Sunglasses // Nylon Beach Bag
Share your beach bag must-haves below!
Now for the giveaway. I’ve teamed up with some lovely bloggers to celebrate The Blush Blonde’s 4 year Blogiversary!
This giveaway includes a straw handbag, pool floatie, beauty products specially picked for the warm weather, and a gift card to Nordstrom!
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Fine print: This is open internationally, pending shipping laws/restrictions. You must be 18 or older, or have a parents permission to enter. This giveaway is open for exactly one week. Winner must respond within 48-hours or a new winner will be chosen. Your form of entry will be double-checked.