How to Pack the Ultimate Beach Bag

How to Pack the Ultimate Beach Bag

Spring is almost here, and Summer will be here before we know it! Now is the perfect time to start your beach preparations, and no day at the beach is complete without a great beach bag. Whether you're e a mom packing for the whole family or going on a romantic getaway with your spouse, we have everything you need to pack the ultimate beach bag!

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The essentials

Wide Brim Hat- Protect your head and face from the sun with a chic floppy hat. Made of paper straw, this hat has a wide brim to protect you from the sun with loads of ventilation. It's the perfect choice for those super hot days. 

Sunglasses- Nothing says Summer like a great pair of shades! Not only are they important for protecting your eyes from the radiant Topsail Island sun, but they're also a great way to make a statement. Bold colors are the "in thing" for 2020, so have fun with this staple accessory that every beach bag needs. P.S... don't forget the little ones! Even babies need proper eye protection and there are tons of great options online.

Sunscreen- Yes, we know it's annoying and nobody enjoys putting on sunscreen, but getting burned isn't fun either. Keep your skin protected and hydrated with a high-quality, waterproof sunscreen. Remember, the experts say that a minimum of SPF 30 is what you need. Of course, your list of essentials may need to include a couple of different products for the little ones. Try and avoid the harsh chemicals and stick with an organic product.

Beach Towels- Don't be fooled... there is a difference in beach towels. Sure, you can grab a cheap one but, if you want that super soft lush feeling that you deserve during your vacation, then you'll want to try something like a nice plush beach towel. Go ahead and splurge on a nice towel, you'll love it. 

Favorite Beverage- Look, we're not saying water is the only thing you can put in one of these, but staying hydrated on a hot day is very important. Looking to stay refreshed while enjoying your favorite vacation? Try a Klean Kanteen or Yeti cup which will keep your favorite beverage cold for hours on end. The stainless steel is tough and won't absorb odors. 

Change of Clothes- Sometimes it's just nice to get out of that damp bathing suit, or maybe you need to head out to one of Topsail Island's many shops or go out for a bite to eat. Either way, an extra set of clothes is a really nice "go-to" thing to have in your bag. 

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Don't forget the fun stuff

There isn't much excitement about picking out sunscreen, so let's get to the fun stuff. After all, your Topsail Island Beach vacation is all about those fun-filled days on the beach! Here are some of the best accessories that you'll want to bring to have the perfect day. 

Waterproof Speakers- Bring some tunes to the beach with this cute, water-resistant speaker set. It looks like a retro radio but secretly stores your MP3 player or smartphone inside, keeping your playlist protected from the sun and splashing.

A Great Book- Books and the beach go together like peanut butter and jelly and this year there is a load of great new books to try. One of the easiest places to find a good read is the New York Times Best Sellers.

Music- You can go to the beach without music, but why would you? Pack up the best music by making a fun Summer mix that will be stuck in your head year round! Besides, you'll need something to play on that portable speaker. Have kids? Ask them to help make the playlist. Our kids think our "oldies" are pretty cool... okay, maybe not. 

Bring the Power- Nothing is worse than a dead cell phone, iPad or Kindle. After all, who wants to lose their favorite music or be unable to check out your friend's latest Facebook post! The easiest way to prevent such a tragedy is by packing a small battery pack. These small battery packs will allow you to keep all your favorite electronics charged.

Kids Toys- If you have little ones, you know it's always up to mom to have the fun stuff handy. Don't forget to bring some fun beach toys for the kids to play with. A great tip to save some money is to buy these before you leave home. Your local discount store is the perfect place to find these. 

Small first aid kit

Accidents happen and anyone with kids knows they tend to happen at the least convenient time. Don't let a small cut or scrape ruin your day at the beach! With a few simple steps, you can be prepared to deal with those minor emergencies in a jiff. The easiest way to do this is by having a small first aid kit. Whether you buy a complete kit or build a small one yourself, no beach bag is complete without one. 

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Now that you have everything you need for a great day at the beach, all you need to do is pick the perfect Topsail Island beach vacation rental! Lucky for you, we have everything you need right here at Coastline Realty Vacations. Give one of our knowledgeable reservationists a call today at (800) 497-5463 or click the button below. 

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How to Pack the Ultimate Beach Bag

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