18 Must-Have Beach Essentials for Summer 2015

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If you’re planning a trip to the beach this summer, having the right gear is a must. And without the right gear, it can be anything but a day at the beach!

So before you head out for fun in the sun, check out this list of beach essentials that can make your day at the beach the best it can be. 

1. Oversized Beach Bag

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This is the must-have for the beach. One bag to check out is the Scout Zip-Top Tote Bag. Made of an easy-care coated woven material, this  extra large tote bag is lightweight, water resistant and rugged for enough for everything from the beach to your next camping trip. Also available in lots of vibrant colors too!

2. Stylish Cooler Bag

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Keep all your food and drinks fresh with this stylish insulated picnic basket. Features a zippered lid, padded hand grip, and handy front pocket. After you’re finished using it, just fold up and store away. 

3. Floppy Beach Hat

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This adorable beach hat features a breathable design made of lightweight material to protect you from those damaging UV rays. Plus the ribbon ties it all together, doesn’t it? 

4. Tinted Lip Balm

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Just because you’re at the beach doesn’t mean that your lips can’t look their best and be protected! This e.l.f tinted lip balm is SPF 15 and gives you lips just a hint of color.

5. First Aid Kit

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This handy mini first aid kit from Johnson & Johnson is the perfect size for your beach bag to handle minor scrapes and bruises.

6. Travel Size Baby Powder

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Did you know that baby powder can help get sand off feet and legs? Be sure to grab a travel size to throw into bag for your next trip to the beach.

7. Baby Wipes

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Baby wipes are a must-have for all kinds of messes or just to clean your face and hands. 

8. Insect Repellent

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This is an absolute must-have for the beach or the pool. You never know when those critters will appear, but you know you’ll be prepared!

9. Water Cooler

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This Coleman 1/2 gallon water jug is the perfect size for your next trip to the beach. Features a wide mouth twist on cap for easy refilling and a flip top spout so you don’t need a straw.

10. Beach Cover Up

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This Portocruz beach cover-up features a unique dip-dyed pattern and braided straps for a stylish look on and off the beach.

11. Your Favorite Book

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Can’t decide on which book to bring? No worries, bring them all with the Kindle Paperwhite. Especially made to easily read your favorite books and magazines even bright sunlight. Plus, it’s lighter than a paperback and a single battery charge lasts for weeks!

12. Oversized Beach Towel

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Don’t bring a beach towel like everyone else. Instead, save your favorite spot on the beach or pool with this fun Reserved Beach Towel

13. Waterproof Smartphone Case

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Protect your expensive smartphone from the sand and water with a waterproof smartphone case that fits most smartphones.

14. Folding Utility Wagon

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No more multiple trips transporting essentials to the beach with this handy folding utility wagon. Plus, it folds compactly for easy storage for your next trip.

15. IPhone/MP3 Water Resistant Speakers

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Play your favorite tunes and protect your smartphone at the same time! This retro-look portable sound system lets you securely store your phone inside the player. Available in 4 colors.

16. Travel Mat

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This Camco Handy Mat is made for trips to the beach. Made of durable weather-proof material, it’s also easy to clean. Folds compactly to store easily into your beach bag.

17. Beach Chair with Canopy Top

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The sun at the beach is brutal, so protect yourself from harmful UV rays with a beach chair with a shade top. This Bravo Sports High Back Beach Chair features allows you to position the canopy top in any direction. Easy to fold and stores in its own travel backpack.

18. Beach Umbrella

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Take a break from the harsh summer sun with a portable umbrella. This Sport-Brella Umbrella features side zippered windows and handy interior pockets for small essentials.

 

When you hit the beach for the day or for the week, you want to have everything you need handy. Be sure to also print out this helpful beach packing checklist from SmarterTravel.com so you don’t forget anything for your next trip.

 

 

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