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10 Beach Essentials

10 Beach Essentials

Going to the beach is one of the bests parts about summer. But it’s going to be a long, hot, expensive day if you forget any of 10 essential items for having a perfect beach day:

1. Sunscreen

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, and it is also very easy to prevent. When going to the beach, or anywhere really, use sunscreen! If you’re worried about trying to get that summer tan, just find a suncreen with bronzer in it. Sephora has a ton of choices and when you shop through Studentrate, you get 10% cash back on your purchase! Here’s just a few of the sunscreens Sephora has to offer.

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Clinique Broad Spectrum, Hampton Sun Sunscreen with Bronzer

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Clarins Sunscreen, Ole Henrikson “Protect the Truth” with Vitamin C Sunscreen

 

2. Towel/Blanket

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If you’re going in the water, a towel is a must have. For those who go to the beach to just tan, like I usually do, a blanket can be used in place of a towel. Either way, you’re going to want something big and comfy to lay out on eventually, and here are a couple choices.

 

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Tie Dye Beach Towel from Kmart. Shop through Studentrate and get  4% cash back!

Batik Gallery Tapestry from Urban Outfitters. Shop through Studentrate and get 5% cash back on your purchase!

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3. Sun Hat

Another great way to protect your skin is to wear a sun hat! They also look pretty cute on and are a great way to complete any beach outfit.

 

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Nautical Straw Hat from Forever 21. Shop through Studentrate and get 4% cash back when you buy this hat and anything else you want!

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Roxy Swim in Blue and Cream Straw Hat from Lulu*s. Get 7% cash back and free shipping on orders over $50 when you order through Studentrate!

Go With the Ebb and Flow Hat from ModCloth. Buy this hat from ModCloth through Studentrate and get 10% cash back!

4. Cover up

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No one wants to walk around in their bathing suit all the time, plus a cover up allows you to show off your personal style. Almost everything in your closet can be a cover up when you’re going to the beach, but here’s some that will make a fashion statement while you’re there.

 

 

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Ecote Beach Day Romper from Urban Outfitters. Shop through Studentrate and get 5% cash back on the order!

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Tina Angel Sleeve Embroidered Dress from Boohoo. Get this dress through Studentrate and get 7% cash back and free shipping if your order is over $25!

Roxy Internal Bliss Dress from PacSun. Shop PacSun through Studentrate and get 5% cash back on your purchase!

 

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5. Snacks/Drinks

When it’s a hot day at the beach, everyone should be drinking water to keep hydrated and refreshed. For other drink ideas to bring to the beach, check out Refreshing Summer Drink Ideas. Pack a cooler with ice, bottles of water, your other drinks of choice, and Tupperware containers filled with snack items like grapes or apple slices. Packing your own lunch is a good idea, even just a sandwich, to help save you money.

6. Sandals

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I don’t know many people who would go to the beach with closed toed shoes, but having to fight through the sand with them on is hard work. Find a cute pair of sandals to help add some flair to your beach outfit.

 

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Dolce Vita Dania Sandals from Yellow Plum. Get 20% at Yellow Plum when you enter the promo code STUDENT15 at check out!

Leather Flat Sandals from ASOS. Shop ASOS through Studentrate and get 7% cash back!

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Spiked Triple Buckle Flat Sandal from Charlotte Russe. Shop through Studentrate and get 10% off your purchase!

7. Bag

You’re going to need something that can carry your towel, sunscreen, cooler, and whatever else you bring to the beach. Here’s a few bags that would be a perfect carry all bag.

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Goodie Two Sleeves Hip Cat Reversible Canvas Tote from Hot Topic. Shop Studentrate to get 5% cash back at Hot Topic!

Sail Cloth Number Tote from Brooks Brothers. Shop Brooks Brothers through Studentrate and get 5% cash back on your order

Eagle Creek Ease Tote from Ebags.com. Get your tote bag on Ebags.com through Studentrate and get 20% off your order, and free shipping on orders over $49!

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9. Umbrella

Sticking with the protect your skin theme, an umbrella is a great way to stay out of the sun’s harmful rays and beat the heat.  A colorful umbrella with a bright pattern will be easy to spot from miles away and you won’t have to worry about getting lost.

10. Sunglasses

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Shield your eyes from the sun by rocking a pair of sunglasses. Finish off your whole beach look with any one of these pairs of sunglasses, or any other pair you like.

 

 

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Python Accent Aviator Sunglasses from Express. Shop Express through Studentrate and get 5% cash back on your purchase!

Retro 1521 Sunglasses from Yellow Plum. Don’t forget to get 20% off your purchase by entering the promo code STUDENT15 at check out!

Shiny GRG Wayfarers from Garage. Get 15% off all regular priced items and free shipping on orders over $50 when you shop at Garage through Studentrate!

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