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Beach Essentials: What you should bring to the beach?

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Beach essentials to bring to the beach

Just a little planning can go a long way when it comes to a trip to the beach and with our selection of beach essentials, we will have you summer-ready in no time. Think of this as the perfect beach packing list without the unnecessary gizmos!

1. Beach Tote Bag

sun lounger in a beach

There are many beach tote bags available today, and it can be overwhelming to choose! We recommend going for a durable bag made from canvas, sailcloth, or raffia fine straw as they are easy to maintain. Having plenty of pockets is also ideal.

    2. Sun Protection Hat

    Awide-brim sun hat which is at least7.5 cm, is ideal for giving your head enough coverage from harmful UV rays. Hats with a high UPF rating and a wide brim are highly recommended.

    woman on the beach wearing a sun protection hat

    3. Polarised Sunglasses

    Polarized sunglasses prevent you from squinting too much due to the glare of the sun. With regular sunglasses, you may find yourself still blinded when you are overexposed to the sun.

    polarized sunglasses


    4. Beach Towels

    Microfiber beach towels dry quickly, it is essential to use a towel that can dry quickly and are cost-effective because they can endure almost anything from gravel, saline water, sand, and stones.

    5. Wet Wipes

    Wet wipes are an effective way to clean your hands and wipe your skin off when you get sticky from staying under the sun. Plus, you can clean almost anything with them.

    6. Cool Bag

    Cool bags are made from heavy and flexible fabrics, such as polyester, while the interior of the bag is lined with heavy-duty foil. With a cool bag, maintain the coolness of your water and other drinks and snacks for several hours.

    colorful cool bag

    7. Travel Water Bottle

    Insulated travel water bottles are a must to ensure that your water or other beverage remains cool for several hours.

    Orange Travel Water Bottle

    8. Beach Cover Up

    Beach cover-ups will not only spice up your swimwear, but they can also protect you from the sun. Protect yourself with a beach cover-up if you want to do it in style. There are a lot of beach cover-ups that you can choose from. Tunic, caftan, and sarong beach cover-ups are the most popular.

    woman wearing a beach-cover up


    9. Sunscreen

    Sunscreens can help protect your skin. A high SPF between 30 and 50+ will give you the best sun protection. Make sure to reapply your sunscreen as you go in and out of the water.

    woman applying sunscreen

    10. Water Shoes

    Water shoes will keep your feet protected from the heat and keep them cool. Plus, be protected from any sharp objects. Water shoes also feature a specifically designed tread that delivers optimal traction on slippery surfaces.

    11. Flip Flops

    Flip-flops are the perfect beach footwear because they are lightweight, waterproof, and give enough protection.

    legs of a woman and sandals on the ground

    12. Beach Ground Mat

    Choose a beach mat that is durable and has thick material. Look for durable beach mats with thick material that can keep you cool while you sit on them on the sand.

    beach ground mat

    13. Rash Guard

    Rash guards come with UPF protection of 50+ that ensures you get maximum protection from the UV rays. Another thing is that rash guards feature a protective layer that prevents abrasion and board rash.

    surfer woman wearing a rash guard

    14. Snorkel and Mask Set

    A snorkel and a mask will let you enjoy the beauty of underwater without having to worry about the saline water hurting your eyes. Plus, it will let you breathe when you are under the ocean's surface.

    snorkeling man

    15. Lip Balm

    When you are at the beach, it is easy to get dry and chapped lips. That is why you need a lip balm with you in order to keep your lips moisturized. In addition, lip balms contain melanin that protects the lips from UV rays.

    16. Portable Lock Box

    A portable lock box will be very convenient to use instead of putting your valuables under a beach towel. These lock boxes are water-resistant and can keep your valuables safe when you go for a swim.

    portable lock box

    17. A Pocketbook

    Reading a good book on the beach is very relaxing. Bringing a book with you while at the beach will keep you busy and entertained.

    A father reading a book to his daughter

    18. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    A portable Bluetooth speaker will let you listen to your favorite tunes along with everybody. Make sure to get a water-resistant speaker so you do not have to worry if it accidentally gets wet.

    Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    19. Portable Folding Table

    Set up a feast at the beach and eat at a portable folding table. Portable folding tables come in various sizes. Make sure that you choose one that is stable enough to be set up on the sand.

    Portable wooden folding table and chair

    20. Portable Folding Chairs

    If you do not want to sit on the sand, a folding chair can make you feel more comfortable while you enjoy the beach.

    woman seating in a portable folding steel chair

    21. First Aid Kit

    Pack yourbeach first aid kit with the right essentials, such as cotton, bandages, and vinegar for nasty jellyfish stings. Make sure to bring medicines, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen as well. It is also a good idea to bring allergy medicines just to be on the safe side.

    sprained hand with a bandage

    22. Power Bank

    Bring a power bank with you that is fully charged so you can charge your phones and other devices conveniently. Keep in mind that phones can easily be drained when taking photos, and videos, and connecting with loved ones at the beach.


    23. Dry Bag

    A dry bag can keep your items inside dry even if the exterior gets wet. Make sure to invest in quality dry bags. Cheap dry bags may not be durable enough and may have water seep through.

    woman laying in a dry bag

    24. Waterproof Phone Case

    Make sure you invest in a high-quality phone case that is water-resistant to keep your phone dry. Plus, this way, you do not have to worry should it accidentally slip in the water.

    25. Picnic Backpacks

    It is not practical to have your clothes, beach essentials, and foods in one bag; therefore, you need to have a picnic backpack with plenty of compartments that will keep your food organized.

    26. Beach Canopies

    If you will stay for hours at the beach, a canopy would be very useful. Canopies will allow you to stay under the sun for hours without getting direct sun exposure.

    27. Moisturizing Cream

    Just like with your lips, you also need to keep the skin moisturized. Do that with a good moisturizing cream that will not leave you feeling sticky but refreshed.

    28. Portable Cooler

    A portable cooler is practical to keep your drinks cold. You can also bring a pack of ice with you and keep it in the cooler. That way, you have access to cold beverages during the day.

    Portable coolers


    What is most important is your safety and protection while making those memorable experiences with your loved ones! Now, you don't have to suffer the (mostly) painful after-effects of staying out too much in the sun, instead, you get to have a comfortable experience.

    Wearing a sun hat at the beach will not only protect your face from the harmful UV rays. It can also help protect you from skin aging, such as wrinkles, etc.

    OurNavigator Series is designed for the outdoors. Offering maximum sun protection with a UPF 50+ rating and features adjustable drawstrings so that you don't have to worry about your hat getting swept by the wind. 

    If you are looking for more protection, we strongly recommend ourDiscoverer Series. The hat offers 360-degree face protection with its wide brim and removable neck flaps for that neck protection!

    Grab yourself aGearTop Sun Hat from our Amazon store to ensure you are staying protected from the sun while getting the best deals! 


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