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. Tropical Flamingo Beach Towel

Never lose track of your towel on a crowded beach again with this bright and vibrant flamingo beach towel. Made with 100% cotton, this adorable towel is as unique as it is comfortable.

Tropic Flamingo Beach Towel


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 Lilly Pulitzer beach cooler bag. The top handle and adjustable strap make carrying heavy loads a breeze.

Lilly Pulitzer Beach Cooler


3. Pink Lemonade Kimono

Flowy, comfortable, easy and breezy—what more could you want in a stylish beach outfit? Layer this pink 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!

Pink  Kimono by Spartina


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. Flip Flops

You can't go wrong with classic flip flops in bright, fun colors. These Lux Caipirinha Flip Flops have a super comfy EVA top sole, diamond textured footbed for breath-ability and traction, and a soft strap for a sleek feminine look. They are the perfect choice for summer outings to the seashore.

Lux Caipirinha Flip Flops


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. Drink Cozy

Keep your drink covered and cool with this cute drink cozy. Throw this "The Beach is Calling And I Must Go" drink hugger in your cooler bag and you're ready for the beach. We're in love with the bright aqua color too!

'The Beach is Calling' Drink Cozy


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. Swimsuit Cover-Up

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

Pom-pom Swimsuit Coverup


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.

Cat Eye Sunglasses


13. Seashell Hair Clip

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

Acrylic Seashell Hair Clip - Gray


14. Beach Tee Shirt

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

'Beach Sun Sand' Simply Southern Short Sleeve T-Shirt


15. Insulated Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is so important, especially if you're planning to indulge in a tropical cocktail or two. Corkcicle water bottles come in a wide range of stunning designs and colors, and are insulated to keep beverages cold for 25+ hours. 

Corkcicle Sport Canteen Pink Luau


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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