Pack these must-haves in your beach bag so you can hit the sand without a worry

1. Sunscreen

Supergoop’s SPF 40SupergoopIt’s probably the number one thing you do not want to forget. Protect your skin from damaging UV rays with Supergoop’s SPF 40. We absolutely love this gel formula because it is oil-free and completely invisible, so you do not have to think about any scent or residue. 
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2. Beach Towel

old NavyOld NavyA beach towel is an obvious must, so that you can lay in the sand. A tropical-themed one just adds to the whole vibe. Old Navy has a number of affordable options, and this flamingo one definitely takes the cake. 
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3. Beach Cup Holder

3Make sure your essentials stay sand- and dirt-free with these very practical beach cup holders. We love that there are two different slots, so that you can easily pop in your beverage, along with your phone or even sunglasses. They are super sturdy, durable, and worth the purchase. 
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4. Cooler

YetiYetiStore all your beach-ready snacks and drinks in this great quality soft cooler by Yeti. It’s extremely durable, spacious, and we love that you can wear it like a backpack so you can be comfortable and hands-free. It’s worth every penny. 
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5. Face Mist

HerbivoreHerbivoreKeeping your skin hydrated while in the sun is extremely important, which is why we recommend packing a face spray for a little pick-me-up. Our top choice is Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus mist infused with vegan hyaluronic acid and coconut water. It is soothing, locks in moisture, and reduces redness. Spray on as many times as you like throughout the day. 
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6. Bathing Suit

Solid and StripedSolid and StripedSolid and Striped has a variety of options available in all sorts of styles, and one of our favourites for this season is the gorgeous Olympia one-piece. We love the adjustable straps, detailing, and larger cup so that you can stay comfortable whether you’re laying down, taking part in beach activities, or going for a dip. 
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7. Tanning Oil

Bali BodyBali BodyGet your best glow on with Bali Body’s ever-popular tanning oil. Not only does it leave you with a sun-kissed, bronzed finish, but it’s 100 percent vegan-friendly, safe for all skin types, smells incredible, and offers medium protection against UV rays. 
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8. Pool Float

8A fun pool float is another must-have for lounging around in the waterand your Instagram feed of course. This ultra cute flamingo is recommended for ages 14 and up, very sturdy, and the best part of all is that it can be easily spotted from anywhere. Pump not included. 
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9. Sunglasses

8Urban OutfittersProtect your eyes in style with these rectangle sunnies from Urban Outfitters. This pair comes in three other shades, and they are super affordable which is always a better idea for when you’re hitting the beach. 
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10. Hair Protector

AvedaAvedaOur hair and scalp can also burn in the heat which can cause damage, irritation and dryness. Protect yourself with Aveda’s defence mist that shields against sun exposure for up to 16 hours. It also keeps your locks nourished thanks to ingredients such as vitamin E, wintergreen, cinnamon bark and ylang ylang. 
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11. Summer Read

11Get whisked away on a summery trip to Italy in this novel by New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Serle. One Italian Summer is the story of a woman who is grieving the loss of her mother, and makes the bold decision to go on a trip to the Amalfi Coastm which the pair had originally planned to do together. 
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12. Waterproof Speaker

12Play all your favourite summer tunes with this waterproof, bluetooth speaker by Wonderboom. It’s dust-proof, drop-proof, gives you up to 13 hours of sound at a full charge, and even floats. Not to mention, it’s easy to pack and not bulky at all. 
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13. Water Bottle

SwellSwellHydration is key, and this triple-walled stainless steel bottle by Swell will help ensure you get your sips in. It keeps water cold for up to 24 hours, is BPA-free, durable and comes in three sizes. 
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