Who doesn’t want to spend their day a the beach? A quick escape at the beach helps to reset our mind, which is very relaxing and therapeutic and much needed in our fast-paced world. But before you plan your beach getaway, here are some beach bag essentials that can help you survive a full day at the beach.
Beach Bag Essentials
There’s nothing worse than having a sunburn while on the beach. That is why sunscreen is a must have since it protects our skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays which are a common cause of skin aging. When buying a sunscreen especially for your beach trip, go for something with SPF 50 or higher and make sure that it is waterproof. The sun protection factor (SPF) determines the percentage of the UV rays it blocks. So choosing the higher SPF, the better. There are extensive selections of sunscreen in the drugstore ranging from lotions or spray you have to decide what suits your skin type best.
If you love sunbathing at the beach, then having a towel is essential for you. Bringing a large towel that will serve as your cover is preferred so you won’t have to worry with the sand that sticks on your body. Opt for big, bold, colorful beach towels to make them easy to find (and to put a smile on your face).
Camera or Smartphone
A trip on a beach should always be documented. We live in a world where social media plays a big part in our lives. So get that camera ready and strike a perfect beach pose that will surely gain a lot of likes once you posted it on Facebook or Instagram.
Also, keep in mind, extreme temperatures tend to zap phone batteries pretty fast, so be sure to pack a portable charger as well!
Sunglasses & Beach Hat
Aside from giving style to your beach outfit, sunglasses and an oversized beach hat can protect your eyes from the damages of sun rays and glare. When choosing a sunglasses, look for 100% UVA and UVB protection that provides full protection against the ultraviolet rays. It is also essential to wear sunglasses that thoroughly covers your eyes.
When choosing a beach hat, opt for an oversized brim that can also protect the back of your neck. An oversized hat serves two purposes: to protect you from the sun and to keep you cooler as you enjoy your beach day.
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Water is a must! Staying hydrated is key to helping keep your energy up and keep your body functioning while playing in the sun and sand. Pack a refillable water bottle so you can sip throughout the day and when you run out, if there are facilities nearby, you can easily refill.
Pro Tip: Consider making your own flavored water by adding fresh fruit and mint to make it even more refreshing.
Portable Speaker or Book
Extend your beach time with some entertainment. Are you more of a bookworm or party animal? Well, you can be both so why not bring a good book to read while listening to the sound of waves. You can also listen to your favorite music and jam while relaxing at the beach. There are now Bluetooth speakers that are waterproof which is perfect for a day at the beach.
Now Let’s Talk About the Beach Bags Themselves!
What are you toting? From casual to breezy to nautical, we offer you plenty of options for your beach tote.
Fresh, crisp and coastal. Linen, cotton, and no-fuss, or durable polypropylene beach totes that are perfect for carrying beach towels to the shore, or toting a picnic lunch! All are roomy with generous sizes and some have original printed fabric design.
Grab and go! Some of our carryall bags have a woven construction and are hand-loomed in durable 100% cotton. With a generous capacity and genuine leather handles and bottom, these totes are both practical and fashionable.
Our Sailcloth Bags and Accessories are made from custom-woven sailcloth. Our manufacturer leaves out the resins and chemicals that make sailcloth stiff and unpleasant to handle and kept the qualities that are important—nice to touch, durable and resistant to water, stains, and abrasion. Made of durable and water-resistant sailcloth.
So what are your beach bag essentials? Take a photo and tag us on Instagram at @cottageandbungalow.