My Beach Bag

Going to the beach is one of my favorite things to do! Whether by myself or with a friend, I love being by the ocean – listening to the waves, staring out to the horizon, digging my toes in the hot sand.

Packing my beach bag has become a morning ritual each time I go to the beach. I’m not a morning person, and I like to get to the beach early (which is 45 min. away from my house), so running around the house, like a chicken with my head cut off, on beach mornings is the norm. But now I have a routine down so I am able to get up, get packed, brush my teeth and be out the door in under 20 minutes!

Below are my beach “essentials”…

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1. Victoria’s Secret Summer Love beach bag… I actually received this free a couple of years ago as part of an online purchase! It’s my favorite beach bag.

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2. iHome & iPhone.. definitely need to listen to some beach tunes while at the beach! (Jimmy Buffett, Beach Boys, 90’s tunes.)

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3.ย Spray bottle… filled with cold fresh or salt water… to provide a nice cold mist when the sun gets too hot.

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4. Coleman personal wheeled cooler… filled with ice (to keep the spritz bottle cold), water, cranberry juice, watermelon, grapes, and a sandwich. I don’t make my own sandwich; I pick one up at a local convenience store.

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5. Cape Cod potato chips... kettle cooked… seriously, these chips are amazing.ย Everyone should try them.

img-thing-26. Vineyard Vines hat. I want my face to be young and wrinkle free, so try to protect it from the sun.

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7. Rio 5-Position beach chair. Because towels get sandy on windy days being on the ground and all (obviously), and I like to sit upright for reading and eating.

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8. A good book… right now I arm reading Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky.

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9. Sunscreen… right now I am using Honest Company broad spectrum SPF 30 lotion. Although this past weekend I didn’t do such a good job reapplying and have a bit of a burn on my back.

If anyone has any beach necessities that they want to share please let me know! I am always looking for ways to perfect my beach bag and beach experience.

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10 Responses to My Beach Bag

  1. Love this!! U are so prepared! I need to get on the ball with this. I dont have a set list & always forgot some essential. Lol

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  2. lyra211 says:

    Aw, love it! I grew up within a 20-min bike ride of the beach, and it always feels like home to go back there. I’m not a potato chip person normally, but you’re absolutely right — there’s something about those Cape Cod potato chips that just screams “Eat me at the beach!!!” They’re perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Oh I love this – I love that your organized about your visits and that you make it a priority to get to the beach and enjoy! Now if only I lived closer enough to a beach to use all your advice! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Nara says:

    Ah this gets me right in the mood for the beach! Fab! ๐Ÿ™‚

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