The Most Charming Beach Essentials

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It’s time for some fun in the sun! We’ve rounded up the most charming beach essentials to make your beach day even better! From the best beach chairs to beach towels, see our charming list below!

Photo via The Beach People

Warmer weather means a beach vacation! During the summer we try to spend as much time at the beach, but I’m not one for packing the entire house. I made this list because I like simple, easy and charming items that work well.

So weather you’re hosting a beach bonfire, a charming gathering or just spending a full day at the beach, these items are sure to make your day brighter!

Charming Beach Essentials

This year I updated a lot of our older beach and outdoor gear. Since we’ll be spending a lot of time outside, I wanted to donate our old stuff and invest in items I would love for years to come.

Beach Chairs

I never forget my beach chair now that I found one that is so simple to cary on my back and quick to unfold. No bag or extra steps to fuss with. Here are a few we love, along with some beach tables.

REI Co-op Outward Low Padded Lawn Chair

Palisades Chair – Natural

Tatami Beach Chair

Low Wooden Beach Table

The SandStand

beach towels
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Beach Blankets and Beach Towels

Beach towels are great for drying off, but a beach blanket is a must for creating a larger, sand free area. These are all charming beach towels that you’ll have for years to come.

Sand Cloud make super light weight sand resistant towels that are super absorbent. They also dry 3x faster!

Land and Sea Reversible Beach Blanket

Grapefruit & Honeydew Beach Towels

Gathre Giant Lather Mats

Sustainable Striped Beach Blanket

Bilgola Towel from Mayde

The Palm Cove Towel by Mayde 

Lennox Towel

Mediterranean Organic Beach Towels

Coolers, Water & Food Storage

Packing food and drinks for the day is a must when we’re at the beach. I use a larger tote for dry food items and food storage and our Hopper cooler that we can carry on our back for cold items and drinks.

Another favorite item is the gallon jug of water. It’s saved us a few times!

The Hopper BackFlip™ 24

The Rambler® One Gallon Jug 

20 oz. Tumbler 

Self Cleaning, Purifying Water Bottles

Daytrip Lunch Box

Corkcicle Stemless Cups for Wine and Cocktails

Reusable Travel Flatware

Beach People Round Picnic Basket

Solo Stove Bonfire

Beach Umbrellas and Beach Tents

If you’re spending hours at the beach, it’s nice to have a little shade. Umbrellas are on the top of our beach essentials list!

I am not one to fuss with any kind of giant beach tent that requires poles and other difficult tasks! It’s all about simplicity and style, which is why we love these options below:

Business & Pleasure Co. White Umbrella

Business & Pleasure Co. White Tent

Recycled Premium Beach Umbrella

Bali Beach Tent – Super small to carry and takes 1 min and 30 seconds to setup.

The Best Beach Bags and Totes

A tote is a must for carrying food, towels, accessories and toys. I actually have a separate mesh bag for beach toys, but love a large utility bag for everything else. One of our favorites is the Bogg beach bag, check it out!

Bogg Tip Proof, Washable Beach Bag

Waterproof Beach Tote

The Wet Bag

Allegra Woven Bag from Vitamin A

East West Tote

Market Tote

Canvas Utility Tote

Blue Canvas Tote

Beach Wagons

If you are bringing a lot of stuff to the beach and maybe have a toddler in tow, make it easy on yourself with a beautiful beach wagon. These carts are just as stylish as they are practical!

Woods Outdoor Collapsible Utility King Wagon

Big Kahuna Beach Wagon-Large Solid Aluminum

Beach People Beach Cart

Heavy Duty Folding All Terrain, Wagon

Beach Toys

With two kids, we know there will be some sandcastle building so we always pack a few fun beach toys.

Kids Bucket Set

Create a Castle Sand Molding Set

Ballo Beach Kit

Sand Pal Beach and Sand Castle Building Set

South Bay Board Co. – Performance Wooden Skim Board-41 Skimboard

Large Sand Water Away Toys Beach Mesh Bag – Perfect for letting the sand fall through the mesh.

Beach Accessories

Just a few simple beach accessories to pack!

Mini X Cream Mini Waterproof Speaker

JBL Flip 5 Eco Portable Waterproof Speaker

Minimalist Wander Wet Bag™

Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol

Portable Pink Fan

Best Beach Sunscreens

Protecting yourself and your kids at the beach should be your number one priority. My kids wear rash guards when the sun is blazing hot, hats and sunscreen. I never go to the beach without a hat and sunscreen. Here are a few of my favorite sunscreens for the family.

Supergoop Spray and Supergoop Play

Beauty Counter Mineral Spray Sunscreen

Coola Sunscreen

Hint Sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

Project Sunscreen Roll-On SPF 50 

We hope you’ve been inspired by some of these charming beach essentials! We’re ready to update our old gear and head to the beach in style! What are your favorite beach essentials?

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