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:
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.
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.
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.
4. Cover up
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.
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.
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.
Dolce Vita Dania Sandals from Yellow Plum. Get 20% at Yellow Plum when you enter the promo code STUDENT15 at check out!
Spiked Triple Buckle Flat Sandal from Charlotte Russe. Shop through Studentrate and get 10% off your purchase!
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.
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.
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.
Retro 1521 Sunglasses from Yellow Plum. Don’t forget to get 20% off your purchase by entering the promo code STUDENT15 at check out!
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