Beach Bag Essentials

Happy Monday guys!! I don't have much to say about the weekend except that it was fun and relaxing. As usual since I took no pictures I thought I'd do another post today.

Having lived in two Caribbean islands (I lived in Barbados for two years), I know a thing or two about Beach life. I thought about doing a Caribbean vacation series and I probably will soon, but for now, Im talking beach bag essentials. When I lived in Barbados in particular, I went to the beach often. By often I mean I legit went nearly every single day! My roommate Nadiya and I actually ditched classes regularly and headed to the beach (Fun fact: I have been to most if not all of the beaches in Barbados and I know Barbados like the back of my hand). Since its summer in the U.S. and school is out here in my country, I thought I'd share my essentials for the beach! There are certain things that are must haves for a beach bag!

Beach Bag must haves

Beach Bag must haves
1. Swimsuit cover-up - A swim suit cover up is a must have for sunny beach days - heavy clothes are a big whopping no no. You can find the one pictured above here.

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Makeup bag - I always carry a makeup bag with me just in case I want to put on makeup after the beach to head somewhere for a drink or something. I guess this isn't a must have. 

3. Flip Flops - Definitely a must have for the sand. I toss mine in the trunk of my car when Im done so sand doesn't get everywhere. You can find the one pictured above here.

4. Beach Chair - I think everyone in the Caribbean has a beach chair. Fun fact - though I don't go to the beach as often as I should or could, there is a beach chair in the trunk of my car at all times. All times.

5. Sunnies - This will probably be on my face for the entire trip. I wear sunnies every single day! You can find the D&G one that I own and that's pictured above here.

6. Beach Towel - A cute beach towel is always a must have for beach days!

7. Wide rimmed Beach Hat - I love a wide rimmed beach hat for beach days. The one pictured above can be found here. I actually just bought this one. It was just $6 on Amazon. I had to have it! (It inspired this post).

8. Sun Screen - A must. A must no matter how fair skinned or dark skinned you are. Protect your skin folks!

9. Kindle / Ipad - I can swim but thats never my main focus when going to the beach. I go to the beach to relax and read. I always take a book or a kindle (I have the kindle fire) or my iPad for the kindle app!

10. Camera - More important these days then ever since Im learning (or attempting to learn) to use my camera. I have this one. 


What are your beach bag essentials??

Have a great Monday!!

32 comments:

  1. All of these are so fantastic, I can't choose which one I want. I need them all!

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    1. The ones I don't have Im trying to get!!!

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  2. Your beach essentials are the same as mine! I need to get that hat, what a great bargain!!! Even though I look ridiculous in hats. haha!

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  3. Perfect guide! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  4. I have the cadillac of beach chairs. I love it!

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  5. I agree with all of these - I need a fun bright towel to take the beach for sure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. The hat is adorable! Add in music and you have my whole beach must haves!

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  7. I was actually just saying the other day that I really want to get a beach hat. Will have to peep that link! And ugh thank you for reminding me yet AGAIN (how do I keep forgetting??) that I really need a beach/pool cover-up. I usually just toss a dress or shorts and a tank over my bathing suit, but it's time to pick up the real deal!

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  8. A great list. I think having a chair with you at all times is a great idea. You never know when you might go to the beach or an event and you might need one. I love the matching makeup bag and flip flops.

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  9. ahhh i just love love LOVE these posts. I'm always so nosy what people put in their purses, beach bags etc. the hat is adorable. i have such issues finding one because my head is practically child sized! same thing with cute sunnies :(

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  10. I invested in a really good beach chair a few years ago... money well spent for sure! Great list but now I want to go to the beach:)

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  11. I really like the camera you have, I'm considering going with one of those vs chunky dslr!!!

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  12. When I'm at the beach, I bring a book, sunglasses, a towel, and sunscreen. I should probably bring a chair. I'd be much more comfortable.

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  13. I love it all! You have GREAT taste!!

    XOXO
    Bethany
    Kiss Me Darling
    www.kissmedarlingblog.com

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  14. Anxiously awaiting your beach life post :)

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  15. I pack all of the above except maybe not my expensive camera...the iphone camera will have to do.

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  16. Great call on all the essentials (hats are sooo important!) and thanks a lot for making me want those cute striped flip flops and makeup case!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  17. My beach essentials are the same, minus the big hat. I can't do hats. They bother my head.

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  18. You are sooooooooo organised!!

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    1. haha not nearly enough .... love you sis <3

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  19. looove that cover up!! And look at you throwing a little color in with the pink and white stripes!

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  20. I agree with all of these-I love having a bright fluffy towel, and a nice, light coverup is a must!

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  21. Love this!! And snacks- don't forget the snacks. I'm off to check out that hat!!!

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  22. Great list gurlie, especially loving the stripes :)

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  23. Your list is perfect, and your collage is fun & adorable! When I first moved here, I went to the beach quite regularly. This past summer I didn't go as much. I need to change that!!

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  24. That hat is gorg! I think I need one of those too now. My beach essentials are pretty much the same as yours. For cover-up, I usually just go with a kimono because it's so easy to take on and off. Sunnies are a must but don't forget to take them off before you go in the water because you might lose them! Same goes for jewelry! Lol.

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  25. love those stripes! cute coverup and sunnies.

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  26. I need a new swimsuit cover up and that one is gorgeous!!!

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  27. I can't go without my flipflops and iPod. Music is an essential at the beaaaaaaaaaachh!

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  28. I am so excited to be living on a tropical island once more--I'm going to have to make it to the beach soon! And sun screen is definitely a must for both of us--I burn very quickly and Angel's smart enough to know that it's not exactly safe for him to bake himself out there!

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  29. i would agree with all of these... if i ever went to the bloody beach! haha.

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