15 Beach Necessities for Summer


Nothing says "summer" like a beach getaway! The coast is the ideal place to soak up some sunshine while enjoying a little peace and relaxation. A cooler packed with snacks and drinks, a good book, and a few beach essentials are all you need for the perfect day at the shore.

Whether you are actively planning your summer vacation or simply dreaming of a tropical escape, get inspired with this list of 15 must have beach necessities and outfits for a trip to the beach.

1. Flamingo Beach Towel

Never lose track of your towel on a crowded beach again with this bright and vibrant flamingo beach towel. Made with luxurious, plush cotton velour, this adorable towel is as unique as it is comfortable.

Spartina Flamingo Beach Towel Moreland

2. Beach Cooler Bag

Is there anything worse than warm drinks on a hot summer day? Keep your beverages icy cold and your snacks chilled with this sweet floral Lilly Pulitzer beach cooler bag. The top handle and adjustable strap make carrying heavy loads a breeze.

Lilly Pulitzer Beach Cooler Bag Totally Blossom

3. Hibiscus Flower Kimono

Flowy, comfortable, tropical—what more could you want in a stylish beach outfit? Layer this hibiscus flower print kimono over a simple tank top and shorts, or use it as a swimsuit cover-up. Throw on some sunnies and sandals and you’re sure to be the chicest girl on the beach!

Hibiscus Flower Kimono Simply Southern

4. O-Venture Key Ring

After a long day at the shore, the last thing you need is to lose your keys at the bottom of your oversized beach tote. Make it easier to keep track of your valuables with a silicone bracelet O-Venture key ring that fits comfortably over your wrist. 

O Venture Key Ring In The Pool

5. Organic Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Protect your skin and the ocean’s coral reefs with certified organic SPF 30 sunscreen. Rinse reef-safe sunscreen is unscented, 80-minute water resistant, and made with 100% natural ingredients for sensitive skin. It’s also free of oxybenzone, avobenzone, and nanoparticles to keep our planet's coral reefs happy and healthy!

Rinse Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

6. Jelly Sandals

Jelly shoes are back, and they're all grown up. Embrace this playful trend with sparkle jelly beach sandals by Jack Rogers. Thanks to its water-friendly construction, this shoe is the perfect choice for summer outings to the seashore.

Jack Rogers Jelly Sandals Sparkle Georgica

7. Pom-Pom Floppy Hat

Stylish? Check! Sun protection? Check! This adorable multi-color pom-pom beach hat features a wide brim to keep the sun off your face. Style it with a tropical sundress or cover-up for a vibrant and feminine beach style.

Pom Pom Floppy Hat

8. One Piece Swimsuit

Every woman needs a swimsuit that makes her feel like a million bucks—and ladies, this is the one! Molded cups with removable pads lift and support, while the shirred material keeps your waistline looking slim and sleek. We're in love with the bright aqua and coral colors!

Turks & Caicos Womens One Piece Swimsuit

9. Beach Bag Tote

A cute beach bag is an absolute must-have for a day trip to the beach. With an exterior zipper and three interior pockets, this classic beach tote is exactly what you need to carry all of your beach necessities: sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, magazines, and everything else.

Canvas Beach Bag Tote Prep Obsessed Signature

10. Sunscreen For Hair and Scalp

Want to know a surefire way to ruin your day at the beach? Two words: scalp sunburn. Ouch! This SPF 30 sunscreen for hair and scalp mist protects your scalp from the sun, but is lightweight enough that it won't weigh down your perfectly-styled beach waves. 

Sun Bum Sunscreen For Hair and Scalp Mist

11. Sheer Swimsuit Cover-Up

Transition from the beach to poolside happy hour with this flirty and colorful sheer swimsuit cover-up. Sweet details like a tassel trim and ombre coloring make this sheer beach coverup a delight to wear all summer long.

Sheer Swimsuit Cover Up Simply Southern

12. Beach Sunglasses

The perfect pair of sunglasses can elevate any beach outfit. Look for chic beach sunglasses that flatter and frame your face, complement your personal style, and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Curiosity Killed The Cat Sunglasses

13. Seashell Hair Pins

Beachy hair accessories are a subtle detail that can make a big splash. Channel your inner mermaid with these adorable seashell hair pins. Perfect for clipping your hair back after a long day of swimming in the ocean!

 Seashell Hair Pins Set

14. Beach Tee Shirt

For an action-packed day at the beach, nothing beats a classic t-shirt. We adore this tie-dye "Saltwater Heals" tee by Simply Southern. The 100% cotton material is breezy and comfortable, even on the hottest day of summer.

Saltwater Heals Beach T-Shirt Simply Southern

15. Insulated Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is so important, especially if you're planning to indulge in a tropical cocktail or two. This gorgeous Paua insulated water bottle is inspired by the iridescent inside of a seashell, and is insulated to keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours.

Insulated Water Bottle Paua Shell S'well

We’re always dreaming of our next beach vacation! Which beach bag essentials and beach fashion trends are you excited to mix and match this summer?

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