Beach Day Essentials: The Must-Have Items You Need to Have Fun in the Sun

Planning your next beach vacation? Don’t let your feet hit the sand without these trinkets and gadgets handy.

It’s that time of year again when the beach officially calls your name. As we near the start of summer, stores are stocking up on beach basics to make your day in the sand perfect. Still, with a saturated market, it can be overwhelming to decide what to get and what to skip.

But don’t worry, cuz we got you!

As you prepare to gather the crew and drive to your favorite beach or one you’re visiting for the first time, no trip will be complete without essentials equipped to take your day from drab to fab. Whether you’re a single baddie looking to scoop a new boo, a handsome hunk ready to flex for that special someone or a family-friendly couple with children, beach essentials should not be underestimated.

Here is a list of items every person needs to take their day at the beach up a notch.

  • Melanin Friendly Sunscreen

    We’ve heard for years that “Black don’t crack.” But now, we have been delivered from the chokeholds of believing such nonsense because we understand that it can if we don’t take care of it. So sunscreen is a must if you intend to sunbathe or be an under-the-umbrella princess. Make sure you reapply it according to the brand’s instructions to prevent sun-causing cancers and sunburn.

  • Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

    What’s a kickback on the beach without beats to keep the vibes alive? Just ensure your speakers can withstand water if the party goes beyond the surf.

  • Microfiber Towel

    Say goodbye to the squishy seat butty after the beach. With the ability to soak up more water in less time, you’ll be dry before you return home.

  • Ice Cooler

    To avoid being dubbed the worst beach host, get a water cooler so cold drinks stay chilled. After all, who wants a hot cocktail?

  • Beach Umbrella

    You know it will be hot, so play it safe with the sun. When you’re ready to retreat, an umbrella will feel like a home away from home.

  • Quality Sandals

    Whether you identify as a Croc-loving loyalist or prefer a classic pair with a split-toe design, beach footwear can be functional and fashionable while frolicking on the beach.

  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Have a pair of noise-canceling headphones on deck to achieve a little TLC with some sand between your feet. You’ll thank yourself later.

  • Waterproof Phone Case

    Your long-awaited day on the beach can turn into the worst day of your life if the water gets to your phone before you do. To prevent that, invest in a waterproof protective covering for your device. Even with insurance, nothing beats the hassle of having to get a new one.

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