What’s In My Beach Bag

Hi friends! Happy Friday! We are one week…ONE WEEK…away from Memorial Day, which marks the official start of summer and vacations. If you know anything about me, you know my favorite place to be is the beach. So let’s explore what’s in my beach bag. This was the topic of our Chit Chat Chic Live Wednesday night.

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What's in my beach bag

You can’t have anything in your bag without first starting with THE beach BAG. There are a bazillion options out there. I have this one, that’s more of a purse, but I have my eye on this one.

SUNSCREEN – I currently have 3 favorite face sunscreens that I use regularly. Colleen Rothschild (use code COASTTOCOAST20 for 20% off) , Tula Mineral Sunscreen (use code COASTTOCOAST for 15% off) and City Beauty Daily Veil (use code LISAR for 15% off). I wear the City Beauty under my makeup and the other two when I’m going to be outside. I also like Elta MD, but I left it in CA. Of course I also use a lip product with SPF too.

For our bodies, we like spray sunscreen. I try to buy it when I find it on sale and stock up, but we do like Neutrogena.

Sunglasses are a must! I love this pair of Krewe sunglasses, and I also have several pairs from Peepers. Most of my sunglasses are prescription though, and I can’t link them.

I like an insulated tumbler that will keep my drink cold all day. I mix 2/3 water, 1/3 Crystal Light Mango Peach Mango Green Tea and 1/3 pack of Liquid IV. (Use code COASTTOCOAST2 for 25% off) My favorite tumbler is a 32 oz Swig. They have a rubber bottom, so they don’t get scratched up or scratch other surfaces.

I always, always, always wear a hat when I’m out in the sun. At the pool I wear a wider rim and when I’m walking I wear a baseball hat. I like it when my hats also have built in UPF, which both of these straw ones do.

Of course you have to have beach towels, and plenty of them. These from Kohl’s are nice and thick, but you can also find really nice ones at TJMaxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods. If you are looking for something a little higher end, Pottery Barn has beautiful towels.

And finally, accessories. Yes, I wear earrings to the pool. I always have. These rattan ball hoops make a great option and statement, and since they are so reasonably priced, you don’t have to worry about ruining them.

I love my Air Pods, but some people prefer a bluetooth speaker. I use this rubber cover so that when I drop my Air Pods, they’re a little protected. You notice I said when…not if. HA!

And lastly, a pair of flip flops or pool shoes of some kind. I’m thinking I’d like to add a pair of fun colored jelly sandals like these or these to my beach look. These Reef flip flops are my favorites. I’ve had 3 pairs in the last 10 years. They last really well. I think I’ll try Havaianas this year.

Do you have something in your beach bag that I don’t? Tell me in the comments.

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  1. May 20, 2022 / 12:10 pm

    I wear hats to the beach or pool too! I freckle so easily that I need all the protection I can get. I also always wear my sunglasses too. Makes me look more cool! Ha! Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  2. Andrea Nine
    May 20, 2022 / 2:07 pm

    Yay, I went to look for you this morning and you weren’t here yet because I knew it would be good and it so is with all this fun for my beach loving heart! I could kick myself, I got rid of a rattan bag like the one from cabana life a couple years ago and I wish I had it back. Give me all the hats. Happy weekend

  3. Joanne
    May 21, 2022 / 2:34 am

    I think the only two things I keep in my beach bag that you didn’t mention were a book and a comb other wise we’ve got mostly the same things.

  4. Doris
    May 21, 2022 / 3:51 am

    I’m headed to the beach in a few weeks, so this was so helpful! Definitely going to check out those beach bags. Can I ask, what travel bags do you use when you fly? I’m looking for a bag I can carry on but can fit all that I need for a few days trip.

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