June 4, 2022

Beach Bag Essentials 2022

 Hello, lovelies! How have you all been this past week or so? I have been doing really well and I hope you all have been, too! I don't know about you all, but this summer weather has been super nice lately where I live. 

I live really close to the beach (which is my absolute favorite place to be), so getting out onto the shore when I can has been so lovely. I find that the beach is such a peaceful, rejuvenating place for me, personally. So, for today's post, I am going to be detailing some essentials to carry in your beach bag. Let's get into it!

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Beach Necessities 101

When I head out to the beach, these are some of the products that I can't go without! Of course, it goes without saying that a cute and spacious beach bag to carry your other essentials is a necessity. I am really loving the featured tote from A New Day at Target! However, if you're looking for something a bit more luxe, check out this adorably designed tote by btb Los Angeles or this elegant straw Coach tote for an elevated look. Another must-have is pretty obvious: a beach towel! The one that I have featured above seems so comfy and I love the colorful stripes. It's giving major yacht club/cabana vibes! Finally, a good pair of sunglasses are a definite essential when on a beach trip. It's so important to protect our eyes, so an investment into a quality pair of sunglasses can be money well spent. I think the sunglasses listed above are so cute and natural, but you also can't go wrong with a good pair from Quay Australia!

Skincare Staples 


I think it goes without saying that if you're gonna be heading to the beach, sunscreen is an absolute requirement. However, what some people don't consider is that many sunscreens that are meant for the body aren't exactly meant for the face. Since our facial skin is so much more sensitive, it's so important to have a dedicated facial sunscreen. The one featured above is meant specifically for acne-prone skin, so toss those fears about clogged pores out the window! I also find that having a lip balm of some kind is super helpful to keep my lips (like this one from Dior) from getting chapped from the sea-salty air. And, of course, adding a body spray to your beach beauty routine can be the perfect final touch for a beautiful beach look. In addition to the Sol de Janeiro spray featured above, I also find that Victoria's Secret has some really fun scents that are surprisingly great for summer. Check out this Coco Pineapple Radiant Body Glow with Vitamin C!

Hair Must-Haves

I feel like this is an obvious one, but, if you have long hair, it can be so helpful to have a way to get it out of your face if it's a windy day on the beach. I am absolutely a fan of scrunchies for that exact reason! Secondarily, having a hairbrush that can work through wet or damp hair, like a Wet Brush, can be so much gentler when detangling your hair after a swim.

Extra Essentials

While spending a day of fun at the shore, you've gotta remember to stay hydrated! Bring along an insulated water bottle (like a Hydro Flask) to keep what you're drinking nice and chilly. To add an extra bit of glamor to the beach day, wear stackable rings like the ones featured above or these Shashi rings. Finally, one of the things that I have always loved about the beach is the inspiration that it sparks in me. So, don't forget to bring a set of pens, pencils, or markers and a rusty journal to capture what inspires you in the moment! Personally, I love the glam look of the pen set featured above paired with a more toned down journal design. 

So there you have it! These are definitely beach-ready essentials that will keep your summer vacation fun, safe, and entertaining. Do you enjoy going to the beach? Are you planning on going this summer, or have you already made the trip? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, lovelies!

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  1. You've thought of everything for this beach bag! I love that hair and body mist- I could bathe in it, it smells so good!

    I'm wearing a peachy prairie dress in my new post that would look so pretty with this bag. Hope you'll stop by!


    1. The hair and body mist definitely looks like a must-have! Thank you for reading - I'll definitely check out your new post!

  2. These selections are perfect, especially the extras: golden rings. <3 /Madison

    1. Thank you! I think adding some extra sparkle can brighten up most days!

  3. Great list! Love the straw tote and the scrunchies are cute!

    1. Thank you for reading! I love the straw tote, too!