What’s in my Beach Bag?

I really thought we were done with the cold weather until earlier this week when the mornings greeted me with 32 degrees. I’m pretty much over this wear a coat one day and the next it’s 75 degrees. I’m dreaming of putting my feet in the sand and soaking up the sun all day long!

Since there are no beaches around me and I’ll have to continue dreaming about white sand beaches until a tropical vacation later this year, in the mean time I’m thinking of what essentials I’ll need in my beach bag. These are some great things to keep packed for a beach vacation, a Saturday spent laying in the sun or hitting up the pool with your gal pals.

Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag // Obviously you’ll need something to tote your essentials in. I’m a big fan of a bag made with plastic because it’s easy to wipe down and if water gets on it, it won’t be ruined.

Snacks & Water // Working on your tan can certainly take a lot of work so make sure to pack some snacks to keep you full. And don’t forget a water bottle and remember to stay hydrated!

Wet Ones // I like to keep a pack of wipes in my bag to wipe off any sand or dirt that may get on you.

Hand Sanitizer // A staple item in any bag. Every girl needs hand sanitizer to keep germs away.

Magazines // I love lounging in the sun and indulging in some gossip magazines.

Sunglasses // To help keep the sun out of your eyes, pack a pair of cheap sunglasses. If something happens to them, no biggie.

Sunscreen // I’m a huge fan of spray sunscreen because it’s so easy to apply and doesn’t make a mess on your hands after you’re done applying. Personally, I prefer to use an SPF 30 for my body and an SPF 50 on my face.

Aloe // If you do happen to get burned, make sure this aloe is close by to help alleviate the pain. This is an aloe + lotion so it helps to soothe your burn and also moisturize it so you don’t peel badly. It’s also cooling and feels so so so good on your skin.

QUESTION // Do you prefer the beach or the pool?

What’s in my beach bag?

Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to hit the sand and get tan! I wanted to share some of my favorite things that always make it into my beach bag when I’m heading out for some fun in the sun!