What's in my Beach Bag

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!]



Kelly said...

Love this post! Soooo makes me want to get pool/beach side when its so gloomy and rainy up here today! :-P Have you seen those speaker attachment thingies (they're like size of a half dollar) that turn ANYTHING into a speaker?? (like a red solo cup) So neat!!

K said...

I love Maui Babe. I hate that it's tinted brown though. Does NOT look cute when it gets smeared on your bathing suit bottoms! Haha

Casey said...

I'm such a beach noob I guess - what do towel clips do?!

Sandra said...

I've been looking for a portable dock. Thanks for the rec!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I have those same exact clips! They are awesome!

I need a portable dock, that is perfect!

Caroline said...

Love the towel clips!

Kelsey Lenay said...

My bag is so boring! Since it is just a little cross body bag, it doesn't hold much. A lipstick, some chap stick, my wallet, and lots and lots of receipts!


Kenj said...

I totally want to pack it up and head to the beach now!

Melissa Jo said...

Just got my days off approved for my next beach trip and your post put me in the mood even more! Love days at the beach