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Summer Beach Bag Essentials - Over 50 Beach Items You Will Love!

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We spend a LOT of time at the beach and pool during the Summer. The temps are definitely heating up here in Arizona! 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!

This post has been updated as of May 2024

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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.

Zip Top Containers

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.

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.

This next item will forever remain in my beach bag for blowing up floaties! It works SO well and can be used on several sized floats. It is USB rechargeable and can also be used as a night light if you're camping.

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

make sure to pack your rechargable pump if you're bringing floaties to the beach!

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The tiny rechargeable air pump strikes again! It took 5 minutes to blow up this flamingo float and I love that this tiny pump fits in my pool/beach bag! Tap the link in my bio to shop this on my Amazon store front! #amazonmusthaves #amazonfinds #amazonhome #summermusthaves #flamingofloatie

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Summer Beach Bag Essentials

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

18 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!  This one also lays flat so you can lay on your stomach!

little girl sitting in blue beach chair on the beach
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I have the most amazing beach chair to share with you guys today! We brought this to the beach and it was life changing! It was easy to carry, you can sit on it like normal, or lay flat on your stomach. It has a hole for your face with padding and arm holes so laying on your stomach is actually comfortable! I’m linking this in my Amazon store front! #amazonfinds #amazonhome #amazonhomefinds #beachchair #beachhack #beachmusthaves

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Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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.

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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!

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

Seven - We always pack lots of small items in our beach and pool bag, and I love these small pouch bags for keeping things separated. They're also 'wet' bags so you can put a wet bathing suit inside and it won't leak.

Eight - This is a great bag for packing sand toys or to even use as your beach bag!

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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! I also love that it can be tossed in your bag and you don't have to worry about it spilling or leaking.

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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.

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

Eleven - I HAVE to have a good lip sunscreen, and this one is a great option at just $10!

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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 waterproof. We own several!

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

Sixteen - Now for the most important part of our beach bag is the beach bag! This one is a great size with lots of space for everything you might need. It's waterproof and has lots of zipper pockets.

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

Eighteen - These cup holders are great for keeping sand off your cup, or you can put other items in them too!

Summer Beach Bag Must Haves

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

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Hopefully you were able to find some summer beach bag essentials that you'll love as much as we do! 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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