Every dutiful beach-goer has their own personal set of “beach essentials”, and I am no exception. When it comes to knowing what to pack for a day at le plage, I believe I have it in the bag. Literally.
A Full List of What-to-Bring:
Cosmetic Bag (These are super handy for storing things like sunscreen. I got mine from Spartina449)
Waiakea Water (Hydration is super important when spending the day out in the sun) *pro tip: an insulated flask will keep your water cool throughout the day
Sun Bum Sunscreen (Also, very important. I never ever go to the beach without obsessively slathering sunscreen all over my body, and you should do the same!)
Beach Umbrella (A little shade goes a long way on a hot beach day, plus it’s good to give your skin a break from the sun.)
SNACKS SNACKS SNACKS (Need I say more? This is probably the most important thing)
A Book (I love having something to read when laying out. The most recent book I read at the beach was A Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Gardening. May not be your cup of tea, but it was a good read)
Surfboard (99.99% of the time I go to the beach, it’s to go surfing. So this is a given.)
Wetsuit (Unfortunately, California water is cold for the majority of the year, so yeah, unfortunately I pack this, too)
GoPro camera (How else am I going to get the shot for Insta??)
Polaroid camera (Super fun to document the moment when meeting up with friends)
iPhone (Great for playing music, I try to not use it for more than that)
Speakers (These turn any ol’ beach day into a party)
And of course a cute beach bag to put all your things in!
So, there you have it. A curated list of essentials from a credited beach bum who knows from experience.
I’m curious to know what’s in YOUR beach bag, so comment below!