Top 10 Beach Essentials
Summer is here, and a successful and healthy trip to the beach requires a bit more than you think!
Check out our top 10 must-haves below, and our full Beach Essentials Collection here!
1. Water bottle
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Unfortunately, bringing water bottles to the beach often ends up with us drinking warm water- so not refreshing when we’re trying to cool down!
This BBBYO eco-friendly bottle is a healthy alternative to plastic as it’s made from the highest grade of stainless steel, and is BPA free! It keeps cold drinks cool for more than 24 hours (!!!) and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. It’s easy to clean, floats in water, and comes with a handle.
2. Beach towel
… Because it’s fun to stand out in the crowd and have a different towel at the beach! And Anthropologie has fabulous trendy patterns, as usual.
If you, your partner or friends ever get bored on the beach, paddleball, also known as “matkot” is the game for you!
The game has zero rules and requires no skills. Simply find a partner, stand in front of one another and serve the ball from the bottom (unlike tennis). It’s a great way to enjoy time with family and friends. Just hit the ball back and forth and have fun!
Looking for shade on the beach can be a struggle, and umbrellas can be really bulky and a hassle to set up.
Otentik is a really cool product which is lightweight and easy to carry! There are 3 sizes, covering between 2-10 people, but all sizes fold compactly into a tube the size of a yoga mat, making it easy to take anywhere. It’s also incredibly simple to set up:
1. Spread the fabric flat on the sand
2. Fill the bag on each of the 4 corners with sand
3. Place the pole vertically under the fabric and into the sand, and voila!
If you haven’t yet tried this delight, then you’ve been missing out!
Frozen grapes are an amazing alternative to ice cream and a great way to stay cool on the beach. They are absolutely delicious and take no effort to prepare. Simply wash and throw a bag of grapes into the freezer and within a few hours they’ll be ready!
If you’re with some friends, playing some summer tunes is a great way to add some fun! The FUGOO Sport speaker is the best-rated portable speaker out there, with it’s bluetooth capability and impressive 40-hour battery life! MOST importantly, it’s entirely waterproof, dustproof, and super durable!
And don’t worry about it getting too hot; it works in temperatures ranging from 14° – 131° F (-10° – 55° C)!
It’s a wonder how some people’s hair stays so beautifully tidy and perfect on the beach….
Well, this Bumble and Bumble beach hair spray helps create the perfect beach wave! You can use it anytime for that sexy, windswept, beachy textured look and is compatible with all hair types. It really adds body and you can apply it on damp or dry hair..
8. *Sun protection*
This is probably the most important item to take to the beach. Regardless of your skin type, it is incredibly important to protect your skin.
Coola is a brand creating a LOT of buzz, because of it’s eco-friendly and animal cruelty-free products, made from organic fresh and locally sourced ingredients! Though it’s waterproof for 80 minutes, it should be applied often!
Make the memories last a lifetime!
Its not just about taking a picture or video. The GoPro captures moments that has a way to make you feel like you were actually there. Useful accessories to buy include the waterproof case as well as the ‘selfie stick’, that way you can take group or family photos and fit everything and everyone in!
10. Polarized sunnies
Protecting your eyes is just as important as protecting your skin. Your eyes are more sensitive than you think, so if you’re planning on spending all day in the sun squinting, invest in a good, protective pair!
These Ray-Bans are our personal favorite because they’re sturdy, polarized, stylish, and won’t break your wallet. They also look amazing on everybody!
Enjoy the beach!