- 1 Swimsuit
- 2 Cover-up
- 3 Beach bag
- 4 Sun hat
- 5 Sunglasses
- 6 Sandals
- 7 Water shoes
- 8 Body sunscreen
- 9 Facial sunscreen
- 10 SPF lip balm
- 11 Hair UV protectant
- 12 Towel
- 13 Beach umbrella
- 14 Inflatable lounger
- 15 Insulated water bottle
- 16 Sand cup holders
- 17 Cooler
- 18 Snacks
- 19 Canned rosé
- 20 Refreshing face mist
- 21 Makeup remover wipes
- 22 Hair detangling primer
- 23 Hair detangling comb
- 24 Soothing after-sun lotion
- 25 Portable phone charger
- 26 Beach games
- 27 Book
- 28 Portable waterproof speaker
- 29 Skimboard
- 30 Float
30 Beach Essentials to Pack Next Time You Hit the Sand
Bask under the sun in style with these 30 beach essentials, from a trendy swimsuit and beach bag to a non-greasy sunscreen and hair detangler.
Clothing and accessories
A tie waist adds some flair to this classic black one piece from Topshop.
Eberjey's Summer of Love cover-up perfectly nails the easy-breezy vibe we crave for the beach.
Shield your face from the rays with Cuyana's chic sun hat.
We'll never get sick of these essential Ray-Ban sunnies.
If you're rocking a neutral-colored swimsuit and cover-up, why not spice things up with bright and bold footwear?
These may look like ordinary espadrilles, but Sea Star Beachwear's Beachcomber shoes are actually made from water-friendly neoprene and designed for ocean adventuring.
Australian Gold's mineral sunscreen is totally reef-safe, and it works as a handy spray to make application easier.
SPF lip balm
Don't forget the balm—your lips need protection from the sun, too. This Supergoop! lip shield is a cult-favorite.
Hair UV protectant
Thought we were done after body, face, and lips? Nope! Your hair needs a coating of Rahua's Hydration UV Barrier to keep it safe from the rays.
Coyuchi's 100% organic cotton beach towels are the height of luxury and simplicity.
Set up this easy-to-use beach umbrella to stay cool on scorching hot days.
It may look a little silly, but this inflatable lounger is as comfy as it gets for laying under the sun.
Insulated water bottle
Stay hydrated with the help of this insulated Corksicle canteen, which keeps drinks icy for 25 hours.
Sand cup holders
Bringing drinks to the beach? Avoid spills by putting them in these sand-friendly coasters.
IceMule's travel-friendly cooler backpack is the best way to transport your refrigerated snacks for beach day.
Make any beach day better with Ruza's canned rosé, which has notes of lime zest, raspberry, rhubarb, and strawberry.
Refreshing face mist
After hour one under the sun, this refreshing rose facial mist from Aesop will feel like a miracle.
Makeup remover wipes
Between oily foundation and drippy mascara, you'll want to pack some Nuria wipes in case of a makeup meltdown.
Hair detangling primer
After a dip in the ocean, spray on some of Amika's hair detangling primer to avoid knotty locks.
Hair detangling comb
Once your hair is primed with detangling spray, brush through it with this legendary Mason Pearson comb.
Soothing after-sun lotion
While you should be safe from the sun if you packed items #8-11 on our list, sometimes slip-ups happen. If you find yourself with a burn, lather up with Sun Bum's Cool Down lotion to soothe your skin.
Portable phone charger
Keep your phone juiced up all day with Anker's incredible portable charger.
If you're beachin' with a big group, bring along the crazy game of Spikeball to keep everyone busy.
A riveting beach read is an obvious essential; Elizabeth Gilbert's City of Girls is on our list this summer.
Portable waterproof speaker
Jam out with this tiny but powerful portable speaker from JBL. It's waterproof, so feel free to set up right near the waves.
Sporty beachgoers, try out skimboarding to stay entertained all day—it's easier than you'd think to pick up!
Float away with a cheeky raft, like this rosé bottle design that was practically made for capturing the cutest Instagram moment.
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