Whether it’s a quick trip to the coast or a week-long getaway in Tulum, the beach is the perfect escape from your day-to-day. To make sure you can truly unwind once you hit the shore, we’re here to help you pack. From swim trunks (duh) to those necessary extras that are easy to forget (looking at you, sunscreen), these are the 12 items you don't want to leave home without.
Saturdays NYC Trent Swim Shorts
These simple hybrid swim trunks from SaturdaysNYC will fit the pace of any beach getaway. Headed up to the boardwalk after a swim? A back zip pocket comes in handy when you’re ready to take a walk away from the water.
Salt+Stone All Natural Sunscreen
Your skin deserves a lot of love and you’ll get it with Salt+Stone’s all-natural sunscreen with SPF 30. Post-vacation you’ll thank yourself for using the anti-inflammatory blend of herbal extracts as it'll leave your face smooth instead of fried.
Everlane The Street Nylon Magazine Tote
Leave your grocery bags at home and travel in style with this minimal tote from Everlane. It’s water resistant and gives you plenty of room for a towel, change of clothes, and e-reader.
Loom Oversized Hawaiian Camp Collar Shirt
Hawaiian shirts have come a long way, departing from the cheesy, in-your-face designs found at frat parties and in your grandpa’s closet. With a modern print and oversize fit, this updated look compliments any pair of solid-colored swim trunks and won’t require a change before dinner.
Birkenstock 'Arizona Soft' Sandal
Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Usher have all jumped on the Birkenstock bandwagon and guess what? You should too. The leather sandals are made to last and their footbed mimics the shape of your foot to give you plenty of support.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re on the beach to party, you’ll be needing one of these guys to blast that perfectly curated Spotify playlist you've been working on. The waterproof WONDERBOOM portable speaker can pump enough bass to be heard over your pick-up volleyball match and game of chicken.
Ted Baker London Preston Swim Shorts
You’re guaranteed to draw attention with these pink patterned trunks from Ted Baker. If you were inspired by Armie Hammer’s short-shorts in Call Me By Your Name, you'd be hard pressed to find a better pair for your trip.
Warby Parker Barkley Sunglasses
Keep your eyes protected and look good while you do it with these bold shades from Warby Parker. The crystal blue glasses make an effortless statement while giving you 100 percent UV protection.
Vilebrequin San Cotton-Terry Beach Towel
Take over your choice stretch of sand with this cotton-terry beach towel from Saint-Tropez-based brand Vilebrequin. The bold red beauty has one velvety side ideal for relaxing with a novel, and one terry side waiting for when you’re ready to dry off.
Timex + Todd Snyder The Mod Watch
The bullseye design of this watch—based on a classic Timex archive—instantly polishes any beach outfit. Bonus: fashion meets function as the watch is water resistant up to 50 meters.
Alex Mill Embroidered Baseball Cap
If you love wearing baseball hats but don’t want sun, sand, and salt to ruin your favorite one, opt for this cotton-canvas cap that's already purposely faded. The subtle ‘X’ design will have you looking high-fashion while you block out all harmful rays coming your way.
S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Stay hydrated with ease by packing a S’well bottle that will keep your beverages cold for an impressive 24 hours. Pro tip: If you upgrade to a 25-oz bottle, you can bring a whole bottle of wine on-the-go...
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