Today’s post is a guest post written by Carolyn Clarke. Carolyn lives at the beach in Southern California, so was the perfect choice for a post about your summer beach essentials. Have fun at the beach my friends!

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8 Summer Beach Essentials

 

 

Is it just me, or is 2018 is just flying by? It feels like just yesterday I was putting up my Christmas tree, and now summer is right around the corner. Of course, I don’t mind; if you ask me, nothing is better than a summer afternoon at the beach! But if you want to get the most from your summertime fun, it’s important to have the right supplies — like these:  

 

A Super-Cute Suit 

 

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First and foremost, a beach excursion requires a truly gorgeous bikini. Find something cute and flirty — and most importantly, make sure it’s something that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Not a fan of showing skin? Don’t settle for some boring, basic one piece; there are plenty of modest swimsuits out there that will keep you covered and still looking cute!  

 

Athena Hidden Garden Blouson Bandini Top, $74 at SwimSpot 

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Some Sweet Sunglasses 

 

 

 Ray Ban Aviators

Once you’ve found the perfect swimsuit, it’s time to accessorize. Whether you’re wearing vintage cat-eye sunnies, some hippie-chic round lenses, or a pair of sporty Ray Bans, your look won’t be complete without a pair of chic sunglasses. Not only will this simple accessory take your look to the next level, they’ll protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays! 

 

Ray-Ban Unisex-Adult Round Metal Round Sunglasses, $153 at Amazon 

 

Skin and Hair Care 

 

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A day at the beach is a lot of fun, and all the swimming, walking, and sandcastle building can be wonderful exercise. However, a long day in the sun can seriously damage your skin and hair! Make sure you pack sunscreen (and reapply it every two hours) and bring some leave-in conditioner if you plan to swim in the ocean.  

 

50 Fierce Daytime Moisturizer & Sunscreen, $41 at Robin McGraw Revelation 

A Water-Resistant Pouch 

 

 waterproof beach pouch

Of course, it’s important to protect your skin, hair, and eyes while you’re having fun in the sun, but it’s also important to protect that other precious item on your person: your phone. Sticking your phone in a waterproof pouch will protect it from any drips or splashes it might encounter. Trust me, this is definitely a beach day must-have! 

 

Travelon® Waterproof Smart Phone/Digital Camera Pouch in Orange, $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond 

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A Beach Spiker 

 

 beach spiker

 

How many times have you reached for a refreshing drink of water during an afternoon of sunbathing, only to discover that your cup or bottle is covered in sand? If you don’t like brushing sand off your cup, beach spikers are here to save the day! This little plastic spike is a cupholder, keeping your drinks high, dry, and sand-free. 

 

Personalized Beach Spikes, $5.50 at Etsy 

A Quick-Dry Towel 

 

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If you want to make drying off after a swim easier than ever, it’s time to invest in quick-dry towels. Microfiber towels or swim chamois are highly absorbent, but they also dry very quickly, making them much easier to transport. With these little beauties, you’ll never have to lug your kid’s sandy, wet terry cloth towel into your car again!  

 

Bohemian Beach Towel, $59 at Tesalate  

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Sand Remover (Seriously, it Exists!)  

 beach behind sand remover

If you ask me, the worst part of a day at the beach is packing up to go home — everything is so wet and sandy! When I found out that sand remover existed, I jumped for joy. This moisture-wicking powder makes sand slide right off your body, so you don’t wind up tracking it into your car or your home! 

 

Unscented Beach Behind Sand Remover, $7.99 at Beach Behind 

 

A Beach Bag

 

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We’ve all seen those beachgoers with too many supplies: they stumble along the sand, dropping toys, towels, and snacks the whole way. Don’t be like them: a cute tote handbag will keep all your belongings safe and secure in one place! This way, you can easily transport all your belongings from the car to the shore and back again.  

 

Flora Bella Tybee Beach Tote, $195 at Paula & Chlo 

 

With these beach essentials, you’re certain to have an incredible day. So pack up, slather on that sunscreen, and hit the waves! Enjoy the sunshine and the sea — I know I will! 

 

Author Bio: Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer and fashion enthusiast based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to her full time job as a buying consultant for small boutiques, she also writes fashion advice blogs that have been published across a number of digital platforms. In her free time, she takes her dog running along the Malibu coastline.