What's In Your Beach Bag?

If you’re heading to the beach you have to be prepared with your essential items that set you up for a relaxing day with your toes in the sand! When packing your beach bag for the day, a towel, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are absolute must-haves, but there are few other items we think you should consider essentials and add to your beach bag right away!

A Good Book

Don’t underestimate the power of a good beach read! Sitting by the ocean with a good book in hand is a great way to relax and remove yourself from every day chaos. We’ve put together a great list of book suggestions over on the blog 5 Summer Reading Books.

Necessities for Children

If you’re traveling with little kiddos, a beach bag takes a lot more preparation than your typical beach trip. You now need to remember snacks, plenty of water, some toys, diapers for the young ones, and much more. Check out our blog Tips for a Beach Trip with Children for other tips to consider when planning a beach vacation with your little ones.

Picture Keeper Connect

A beach vacation is all about making memories, and Picture Keeper Connect will help you protect them! Have you ever been on a vacation and get the dreaded “Out of Storage” message on your phone? A lot of us have, and it’s a pain! Picture Keeper Connect can backup all your photos, videos, and contacts right there – no WiFi needed – and allow you to clear off space on your phone so you’re able to continue making memories and taking photos without interruption on the beach!


Listening to the crashing waves is wonderful, but adding a little music to the mix can liven up the beach vibes! There are a lot of good speakers out there perfect for the beach – some waterproof! DeWitt and Bose are two great brands to consider if you don’t already have speakers! Also be sure to check out our blog 8 Beach Gadgets for your Summer Vacation for other great items you might want to bring along with you.

Large Water Bottle

Many people pack a big cooler for their days on the beach, but rather than packing a ton of water bottles – protect the environment with a large reusable water bottle! These are great too because they will stay cool even during the heat of the day. S’well, Yeti, and Rctic are all great brands to look at for reusable water bottles that will keep your drink cool all day long – and keep you hydrated!

Now that you know what’s in our beach bag, we want to hear from you! What do you consider to be your beach bag essential?