Ten days. Just ten more days until I am sinking my toes in the sand and enjoying an ice-cold margarita.
Seriously, I am just so excited to go to the beach and we go for five long and beautiful summer days.
Give me all the beach and sun, please!
Since we are ten days out, it’s time for me to start getting a packing list together for me and my girlies (I leave my husband to fend for himself).
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I actually love to pack and when we come home the first thing I do is unpack. But that’s only because I don’t want a suitcase full of dirty laundry and sand just sitting around for a few days.
There are some essentials I must take with me for my summer vacation at the beach!
I’m talking about a cute bathing suit, handheld fans, a cooler, and definitely some silicone wine glasses.
Can’t go without any of those!
1. Bathing Suit | 2. Beach Hat | 3. Handheld Fan | 4. Scrunchie | 5. Water Bottle | 6. Sunglasses | 7. Pom-Pom Bag | 8. Cover Up | 9. Beach Towel | 10. Silicone Wine Cups | 11. Sandals | 12. Yeti Cooler
MY BEACH ESSENTIALS
Vintage Lace Bathing Suit
I actually own this adorable bathing suit in this exact color and it is so cute.
It has the right amount of coverage and support in all the right places and fits true to size.
I definitely need to protect my face from too much sun! Especially my nose as it always gets burned.
This embroidered and wide-brimmed straw hat is a great accessory for any beach vacation!
Ok, so I have three versions of these handheld fans. One can even be hooked around a stroller!
My youngest, Luna, gets hot very easily so I always bring handheld fans anywhere I go in the summer.
Bonus points when they have a mist function as well!
I am not a fan of wearing my hair down at the beach.
Think salt, sand, seaweed… and trust me, my hair doesn’t get those cute “beachy waves.” So, once I get out of the water I put my hair up instantly.
This pretty velvet peach scrunchie will do just the trick!
By now I think you guys know I have an obsession with two things…. coffee mugs and water bottles.
This wide-mouth water bottle is made with shatter-resistant, high-quality glass and comes with an easy-grip protective silicone sleeve.
Can’t protect your face against the sun with just a hat! You need sunglasses too.
I am loving these cateye sunglasses from Target and yes, they have UV protective lens!
This may be my favorite item on this list. Not only because it’s super cute but behind the purpose of purchasing this bag.
This bag is made by artisans in Ecuador who have a partnership with the Filantropie Project.
Therefore, for each purchase of the pompom bag (and others from the same shop), helps fight against hunger and child malnutrition by providing 10 meals for those in need.
Swimwear Cover Up
Nothing pairs well with a bathing suit than a cute lace cover up and I’m obsessing over this one.
It works perfectly with the bathing suit!
This boho-inspired XL towel is made from Turkish organic cotton and is sand resistant!
It also dries 3x faster as well as gets softer with every wash.
The perfect family beach towel!
Oh, and 10% of their profits go towards marine life.
Silicone Wine Cups
Easy to pack, easy to drink out of, these bad boys amazing.
I would know… I have some!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, these silicone wine cups are part of my beach essentials. Don’t judge.
Like really cold white wine? You can freeze these cups!
Fold them and take them with you to the beach. You know I’ll be doing it!
Ok, the truth is I usually take my shoes off right before I step on the sand… HOWEVER, we will be on the boardwalk a lot.
These shoes pretty much go with every outfit I packed!
My husband was just gifted a Yeti cooler from his sister and dad for his birthday (amazing right?!)…
So you bet your bottom we’ll be bringing ours along for the beach.
Gotta make sure our margaritas and sandwiches stay cold 😉
Were you guys able to make any summer vacation plans this year?
I would love to know what kind of beach essentials do you just HAVE TO HAVE in your summer beach bag!