I like to think I've got a my beach bag packing skills finely tuned in complements of all the practice. Here are my must-have laying out essentials!
1. Vintage flour sack tote
I got one of these a few years ago from a local boutique, I love that it's a no fuss or frills beach bag that I can roll it up and stuff it in my suitcase
2. Portable speaker dock
My brother gave me this as a Christmas gift and I use it daily. It will last like 8 hours without being plugged in, and also charges your iPod/Phone. No beach party is complete without some tunes!
3. Maui Babe tanning lotion
I kept hearing rave reviews about this stuff, and gave it a shot on our recent Jamaica trip. I am a fan! It's a bit messy though, but it did seem to get me a golden tan quicker
4. Towel clips
I stumbled upon these at an end of the season clearance at Target a few summers ago. Best impulse purchase ever, seriously. These simple things are SO nice to have!
5. Ocean Potion lip balm
It's SPF 45 and tastes like dreamsicles. What more could a girl ask for?
6. Fun reusable cup
Who wants to waste half their day making trips back and forth to the bar for pina coladas in tiny glasses? Bring your own - plus it's earth friendly to not waste all those dixie cups!
7. A patterned scarf
Tie it bandana style around your neck if your chest starts to burn, tie it in your hair as a headband, tie it onto your beach bag as an accessory when not using it
What do you HAVE to have in your bag?
[*These are my own opinions, I have no affiliations with any of the brands/stores linked, I just love the products!]