5 Essential Items Every Woman Needs to Bring to the Beach Jul 9, 2017 by Alex (Day Styles)

Whether you're planning a quick trip to your local beach or a week-long vacation to a tropical location, there are some things you should always have packed in your beach bag. Below, we have our list of the five essential items that every woman needs for the beach. Make the most of your time on the sand!

Sunglasses

By now, we all know that it can do more harm than good to spend too much time in the sun. Tossing sunscreen in your bag is a given, but don't neglect your eyes. The eyes are one of the most easily damaged parts of the body, and sunglasses make it easy to prevent that damage. Wearing sunglasses will reduce your likelihood of experiencing cataracts and glaucoma. Look for a pair with 100% UVA and UVB protection to be sure you're protecting yourself as much as possible.

A Bright Beach Towel

Picture this: you're enjoying the ocean waves and come out of the water to find the sand covered in beach towels. Wait - which one is yours? If you've ever been on a crowded beach, you've probably had a moment of trying to figure out where you left your things or wondering if your friends moved to a new spot without you. Choosing a bright, bold beach towel can make sure that doesn't happen again. From Target to Nordstrom, you can find beach towels in fun patterns at every price point. Choose one that will help you stand out in the sand.

SPF Lip Balm

We've talked about protecting your skin and your eyes, but don't forget about your lips! Just like any other area that's exposed to the elements, your lips can burn and peel. It's a painful and not pretty situation. One thought of blisters and chapped lips should be enough to get you on board with some sun protection for your lips. Luckily there are a ton of lip balms on the market that contains SPF. Find one in a shade of coral that will give you an effortless, minimal makeup look while saving you from being in pain later.

The Perfect Beach Cup

Staying hydrated will make a day at the beach much more enjoyable. You'll have more energy and fewer headaches throughout the day. The key to enjoying a drink on the beach is choosing the right cup. Look for one with a lid and a straw to prevent spills. If you want a real game changer, look for a beach spiker. Made specifically for those sipping drinks in the sand, beach spikers are cup holders on a plastic spike that can be put in the sand to hold your drink in place. The designs are cute and the design is simple but genius.

Waterproof Pouches

Are you getting ready for a full day in the sun? Now that you have a list of things to bring along, be sure to keep them organized and protected from sand and water by bringing along some waterproof pouches. A larger zip bag is perfect for stashing a few snacks. A smaller pouch will protect your lip balm, hold your cash, and keep the keys to your beach house close by. You can even find waterproof pouches made specifically for keeping your phone safe.

Don't let your time at the beach end too soon because you were unprepared. Pack these essentials in your bag and enjoy a safe, fun, and relaxing day in the sun.

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