I am beyond excited for my trip to America in – 11 days!! I am such a planner, so I have everything planned out to a T for what I will be doing in Florida for two weeks, and a lot of it comes down to hanging at the beach with Ben and my family.
Knowing what we are doing in advance has made it really easy to pack for the trip remembering to bring all of my beach essentials with me.
Bathing Suit: My favorite style of suit is one with a patterned top and solid bottom, perfect to mix, match, and re-wear!
Beach Bag:I love a good raffia beach bag. It just screams beach to me, and has a ton of space to store everything I might need; plus there’s pockets! I’ve always found mine super easy to clean as the sand just shakes right out of it.
Sunscreen: I don’t tan, and I don’t burn – I just stay the same. But for days when I am going to spend all day in the sun I still protect my skin with a high SPF lotion.
Sunglasses: I’d be lost without my RayBans – literally. My eyes are super sensitive to light so sunglasses are a beach essential.
Beach Towel: My favorite beach towel is the turkish towel which is a gorgeous woven towel that sand just brushes right off! The beach is not an ad for english muffins, no one needs all that sand getting caught in the nooks and crannies.
Small Pouch: When we go to the beach we frequent a resort in St. Petersburg to take advantage of the pool, toilets, and comfortable lounge chairs. Did I mention their beach bar? A small clutch is perfect to keep credit cards and cell phones free from sand and water but within easy access to take to the bar.
Magazine: I always pack my favorite magazines for a day trip to the beach so I can get quick reads in before hitting the water. If I were going on a beach vacation I’d bring a book; but for a one day I like some quick reads, and I’m really not interested in packing an iPad.
Havaianas Thongs: This might just be an Aussie thing but I wear my Havaianas everywhere! They are super comfortable, and really inexpensive… and available at Macy’s in The States, who knew?
Snacks: It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include food at the beach. I love fresh fruits like strawberries and pineapple with lots of cold water to get me through the day.
Pen and Notebook: As a blogger I constantly have ideas pop into my head so I bring a small notepad and paper with me not only to the beach but everywhere I go. You’d be surprised how often it’s used!
What are your beach essentials?