What to Bring to the Beach

We don’t know about you, but we were born to live on the beach. All year long, we dream about dipping our toes into ocean blue water and lounging on the warm white sand. But everytime we pack for the beach we’re stumped with one important question: what do we need to pack? Whether you're hitting the beach for a day or for an entire week (or going solo, as a pair, or as a family) we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide so you’re prepared for water + sandy adventures. 
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Swimmers {all bodies are beach bodies and all you have to do is find a swimmer you love and put it on. Take your beautiful, incredible self to the beach like the babe you are!} 
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Sunglasses {protect your eyes from the sun and look good doing it!}
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Sunhat {from Gigi Pip to Target, there are some great hats out there!}
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Waterproof phone case {protect your phone while capturing memories in the water!}
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Leave-in Hair Conditioner {say goodbye to frizz and split ends with Sun Bum!}
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Beach Tote {lightweight, roomy, easy to clean - the perfect beach bag}
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Beach Towel or Blanket {From turkish towels to classic beach stripes, don’t forget it!}
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Swimsuit Cover-Up {linen and cotton are lightweight and breezy in the heat!}
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Reusable Water Bottle {stay hydrated under the sun and enjoy the cool drink.}
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Reef-Safe Sunscreen {opt for reef-safe sunscreen made of natural + clean ingredients that will help protect aquatic plants and animals}
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Chapstick {don’t let the sun dry out your lips!}
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Rashguard {pack one of these for some extra coverage when the sun’s its hottest!}
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Cooler (Bag) {bring an insulated bag/cooler for snacks + drinks that’s easy to carry!} 
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Beach Chair {lounge in one of these bad boys to watch the waves or surfers}
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Cute Floaties {From Mermaids to Oranges to Unicorns, there are so many cute options! But be careful out there in the ocean!}
    WITH BABY + TODDLER
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    Baby Sunscreen {Keep your littles smiling in the sunshine with Aveeno Baby sunscreen}
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    Baby Hats {invest in a mini hat that will protect their head, neck, and shoulders!}
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    Water Shoes {protect those perfect feet from hot sand or surprise pokes in the sand}
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    Beach Mat {keep your littles sand free on one of these dreamy mats}
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    Beach Umbrella or Tent {protect your littles from the sun + heat with some shade!}
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    Personal Fan {it gets hot on the beach! These really add to your baby’s comfort when they may be overheated}
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    Rashguards {these are a must-have, bring them every time you go to a beach} 
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    Sand Toys {keep them occupied with these fun toys + always bring extra shovels!} 
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    Portable Phone Charger {you’ll be taking pictures upon pictures of your minis playing in the sand so make sure you bring a charger}
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    Baby Essentials {swim diapers, regular diapers, wipes, baby powder (corn starch gets sand off baby too), change of clothes, etc.}
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    Inflatable Pool {this is a great hack for keeping baby cool + contained at the beach}
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    Pre-Freeze Snacks {freeze a few food pouches + yogurts so they’re slushy treats later!}
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    Splashers {great for toddlers + require adult supervision + are not a life saving device!}

      WITH KIDS + TWEENS
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      Life Jackets {do your research and bring life jackets for your kiddos!}
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      Tote full of snacks {kids + tweens burn energy fast + will ask for food again and again!}
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      Change of Clothes for each kid + tween
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      Boogie boards {keep your kids entertained for hours with these bad boys!}
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      Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board {depending on the conditions, this is a great + fun investment for the beach}
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      Beach Volleyball {toss the beach ball or volleyball back and forth for a good time!}
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      Snorkeling Gear {take your minis + tweens out to see the reef life if they’re ready for it!}
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      Beach-Friendly Camera {great way to let your kids get creative on the beach!}
      Beach Books {even your kids need a rest from the water + will need something to do!}
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      Frisbee + Football {give them another activity to throw around if needed!}
      Hygiene Items {from deodorant to tampons, make sure you're prepared for it all!} 
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      Dry Bags {use portfolios + clutches to separate, organize, and keep things dry!}

        LUXURIES
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        Beach Table {need somewhere to put your drink? SandStand has got you covered?}
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        Portable Shower (rinse off that sand + sea salt with your personal RinseKit!} 
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          Loading up for a day at the beach doesn’t need to ruin your plans any more! With this ultimate packing list, you can start your beach vacation, get your sun-kissed skin {positively glowing}, and know that you packed like a champion! What else is a beach essential for you or your family? Comment below to share so we can add it to our list! 
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          xoxo
          Kortni + Team 

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