14 Essential Items to Pack in Your Beach Bag

14 Essential Beach Bag Items | HelloNatural.co Now that summer has arrived, here are some suggestions on what not to forget when you head out to enjoy the sand and sun. Keep this list handy next time you pack for the beach!

14 Essential Beach Bag Items | HelloNatural.co Beach tote: It all starts with a good tote that fits it all in, and roomy straw and cotton totes are always a great option! – Old Navy Straw Tote / Madewell The Transport Tote in Surf Stripe.

Hats: A must to keep the sun from your face, you can opt for a big floppy straw hat, a cool fedora or just a baseball cap – Biltmore® & Madewell baseball hat / Biltmore® & Madewell woven fedora

Sunglasses: Even on cloudy days, sunglasses are a must!  – Ray-Ban Mirrored Clubmaster Sunglasses / Ray-Ban Original Aviator Polarized Sunglasses

Swimwear: Whether you like bikinis or one-pieces, there are tons of options at a variety of price points out there!  – Joe Fresh Polka Dot String bikini / Zimmermann Verano Tanksuit / Madewell tie-front tanksuit in solid

Beach towel: The bigger the better!  – Lacoste Color Block Beach Towel

Water bottles: Having water is essential to keep you hydrated while being under sun all day. – BKR water bottles

Hair ties: For hot summer days when you want to get your hair up, these hair ties are super fun and don’t leave marks on your hair. – Mane Message The Daydream Package

Sandals: Even though flip-flops are always the first thing that come to mind, having a great pair of nude sandals is perfect to get you from day to night – Tkees Charlie Flat Sandals

Reading material: For relaxing days at the beach, a good read is a must! – The Goldfinch

Camera: Having a camera handy is the perfect way to capture happy days at the beach :) – Fujifilm Instax Mini

Easy dress: For those days when you have to head out somewhere right after the beach, a great dress to just throw on and look a little bit pulled together  is a must! – Madewell linen sandwave dress

Cover-up: Nothing like an easy flowy cover-up to throw on and forget about everything else! – Madewell embroidered siesta cover-up

Sun protection: As sun rays can be damaging, never forget to pack your sunblock! – Coola Face Classic Sunscreen / Amorepacific Natural protector

Fun accessories: Because hitting the beach doesn’t mean that we have to leave our accessories at home! Opt for fun and colorful ones. – Shashi Lilu Seed Bracelets


With a passion for fashion and living a healthy lifestyle with a positive attitude, Gaby Burger is the freelance blogger, writer, and graphic designer behind The Vault Files.

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