Beach Essential Items ~ what I carry

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Lately I have been thinking about the going to the beach since summer is here. The last time I sat on the beach was last year July for my birthday weekend and since then I have not had the pleasure of going but that’s about to change. A good friend of mine and I have been thinking of some of the beaches we can hit up this summer before the British weather decides to do what its known for (4 seasons in 1 day). I do not know about you but I usually struggle with what to take to the beach especially if I will be staying for more than a day. Because I want a few items for the day and a couple for the night, I will share some of the items I love to carry during the day and part 2 of this post I will share what I carry for the night out on the beach.

Here is my check list for a great day or weekend at the beach.

  • Beach sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Kindle or a book
  • Towel
Shannon Sandals – Beach Multi – Soft Surroundings
Shannon Sandals - Beach Multi - Soft Surroundings

Sandals are an essential beach items and you can never have too many, I for one carry between 2 -3 types just in case I change my mind about the outfits I will wear. Don’t worry I don’t walk with them in the bag I leave in the car once I have made up my mind about what I will carry.

Shannon Sandals – Beach Multi – Soft Surroundings – $49.00, 7.95 shipping – Available at Soft Surroundings

Rogers Palm Beach Flat Sandal – 8.5/Orange/Gold
Rogers Palm Beach Flat Sandal - 8.5/Orange/Gold

Rogers Palm Beach Flat Sandal – 8.5/Orange/Gold – $77.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

Cole Haan C 6035 Fashion Sunglasses (Brown)
Cole Haan C 6035 Fashion Sunglasses (Brown)

Now going to the beach without glasses is just wrong, I feel naked without them so I always **always** have two pairs in my bag just in case I need to again change the style, these do not stay in the car they come with me.

Cole Haan C 6035 Fashion Sunglasses (Brown) – $29.99, Free shipping – Available at 6pm.com

 Sunglasses TY7004 TY 7004 519 12 Brown Shades
Sunglasses TY7004 TY 7004 519 12 Brown Shades

Sunglasses TY7004 TY 7004 519 12 Brown Shades – $149.00, Free shipping – Available at Nordstrom

Adult Floppy Beach Sun Hat – White – Personalized with Monogram
Adult Floppy Beach Sun Hat - White - Personalized with Monogram

I used to have a couple of hats for the beach but none were the floppy kind but the blogging world has taught me there some really can not do without hats and this plus my selection below are some classic ones to suit all.

Adult Floppy Beach Sun Hat – White – Personalized with Monogram – $27.00, 8.50 shipping – Available at Etsy

RHX Fashion Black Summer Sun Beach Floppy Hat Wide Large Brim Straw Folding Lady Cap
RHX Fashion Black Summer Sun Beach Floppy Hat Wide Large Brim Straw Folding Lady Cap

 

Summer Shapeable Wire Floppy Big Super Wide Brim 8″ Brim Beach Sun Hat Black
Summer Shapeable Wire Floppy Big Super Wide Brim 8

 

Sunscreen Lotion Tube Flask – Easy To Fill Hidden Booze Container
Sunscreen Lotion Tube Flask - Easy To Fill Hidden Booze Container

This is essential for your health and its important to always carry these around, obviously for me I carry SP 50 as anything below I do not think does much good but saying that I have used a 30 and it was fine.

Sunscreen Lotion Tube Flask – Easy To Fill Hidden Booze Container – $9.99, 7.24 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Alba – Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Natural Protection SPF 30 Fragrance Free — 4 oz
Alba - Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Natural Protection SPF 30 Fragrance Free -- 4 oz
 Amazon – Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation 6″ 2 GB Wi-Fi Black E-Reader (E-Ink Touchscreen, 8 Weeks)
Amazon - Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation 6

I love my kindle (original version) but I can not wait to upgrade to this kindle paperwhite and the reviews so far are great.

Amazon – Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation 6″ 2 GB Wi-Fi Black E-Reader (E-Ink Touchscreen, 8 Weeks) – $119.00, Free shipping – Available at yoyo.com

 

Jay Franco – Disney Frozen Snowflake Beach Towel, Blue
Jay Franco - Disney Frozen Snowflake Beach Towel, Blue

I do not believe I am too old to have a towel cover by the Disney movie Frozen because I love it. I usually have towels with places I am visiting but this time I have made an exception.

Jay Franco – Disney Frozen Snowflake Beach Towel, Blue – $14.99, 5.54 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

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