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Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

We spend a LOT of time at the beach and pool during the Summer. I'm so excited for some warm weather coming up here in Portland this week! I feel like a beach trip is long overdue. Since we spend so much time there, I pretty much have my essentials packed at all times in my beach bag. We can pick up and go at a moments notice, and I don't need to spend hours packing. I wanted to share some of my Summer beach bag essentials with you guys today, since Summer is just a few days away!

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Summer Beach Bag Essentials

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This post has been very popular over the last few months and I wanted to update this with a new round up! You can shop any image below by clicking it.

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These items are all such must haves for us when we hit the beach. The girls could play in the sand for hours, so we always pack an abundance of toys. A good cooler is also a must have. This one is quite spendy, but it is SO worth it! We are loving these zip top containers for traveling, storing food, snacks, etc. We bring a lot with us when we head to the beach because we want to spend at least a few hours playing. Our wagon is a must have. I wish I would have gotten one like this one because of the larger, all terrain wheels.

Zip Top Containers

This adorable rainbow kite is a must have! I can't wait to take it with us next time we go to the beach! We also always bring our Yeti water bottles because the water stays cold in the heat. We don't have a pop-up tent, but they are super helpful if you have little babies that want to keep cool or shaded from the sun.

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

love this beach bag by Logan and Lenora  (use code hood15 for an extra discount!)

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

all the beach day essentials! 

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

adorable fringe suit by Shade Critters - check out this post on mommy and me matching swimsuits too! 

Summer Beach Bag Essentials
Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

17 Must Pack Beach Day Items

One - I love having a beach chair to hang out on while the girls play.  It gets super uncomfortable sitting on the sand for so long!  I am loving this print (in case you couldn't tell)!

Two - These are my all time favorite flip flops.  They are SO comfortable and hold up well.  I have owned Havianas for the last 15 years or so.

Three - I love a good sunscreen stick, and this one is a fave.  It makes things so easy to apply to your face.

Four - I also love a good sunscreen spray, and this one by Beauty Counter is a must have.  It goes on evenly and doesn't have any gross stuff in it!

Five - A towel is a no brainer, and we usually bring several. I'm a sucker for stripes, so I love this print!

Six - I am a Wetbrush girl through and through.  We probably own 10 of them placed in different areas of our home, car, purse, etc.  They are great when the girls get tangled hair at the beach or pool.  They work wonders!

Seven - We always pack lots of snacks in our beach and pool bag, and I love these little clear bags.  How cute are they?! You could take the chain off to pack in your bag if that's easier!

Eight - Same with this one, I love the lemon!

Nine - I live for my Corkcicle water bottles. They keep our water cold on hot days. I have had ice cubes not melt in this bottle for over 48 hours!

Ten - An umbrella is always a good idea if you need a break from the sun. The beach doesn't offer much shade, so it's nice to have the option. This one is super lightweight and portable.

Eleven - I HAVE to have a good lip sunscreen, and this one has a bit of a tint!

Twelve - We love portable beach/park blankets, and this one zips up with it's own handle. I love that it is thicker than a towel and it's waterproofe. We own several!

Thirteen - Have you used a powder sunscreen? I am really loving them! I used this one all summer long.

Fourteen - A good cooler is an absolute must for beach or pool days. I love this print, plus it keeps our food cold!

Fifteen - I love packing a portable blue tooth speaker with us to the pool and beach! This one is waterproof too!

Sixteen - Now for the most important part of our beach bag is the beach bag! This one is HUGE with lots of space for everything you might need. Since posting, this bag has sold out. I wanted to share another favorite of mine that I use ALL Summer long here. It's waterproof and washes in the washing machine!

Seventeen - It's always nice to have a cool breeze on hot days, and I love this portable fan!

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Do you have any fun plans to head to the beach this Summer? We go almost weekly! Check out our beach fun here! Thanks so much for reading and please let me know if you have any questions!

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Chelsee HoodHi, I'm Chelsee
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