The Ultimate Beach Bag Essentials for Your Topsail Island Beach Vacation

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Summer is in full swing and that means long days of soaking up the sun and dipping toes in the Carolina blue ocean. But, before you hit the sand, there are a few essentials you need to take with you to make sure you have the perfect day on the beach. This week we have, arguably, the ultimate beach bag items. We admit up front we may have taken this to a new level, but hey, this is the ultimate beach bag essentials for the ultimate Topsail Island beach vacation. 

Have To Have

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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 and with loads of ventilation. It is perfect for those hot days. 


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 2018, so have fun with this accessory every beach bag needs. 


Yes, we know it is like flossing and nobody enjoys putting on sunscreen either, but the alternative isn't great. So 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 a 70" x 35" Laguna Beach Textile Company plush cotton beach towel. True it is a bit of a splurge but, hey, this is a vacation. 

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 one of these Klean Kanteens which will keep your favorite beverage cold for hours. The stainless steel is tough and won't absorb odors. 

Change of Clothes

Sometimes it is just nice to get our of that damp bathing suit, or maybe you need to head out to the shops for a bit. Either way, an extra set of clothes is a really nice "go-to" thing to have in your bag. 

Don't Forget The Fun Stuff

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There isn't much excitement about picking a 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 peas and carrots (Sorry Forest Gump) and this year there is a load of riveting new books that will not only hold your attention but let you relax to a world far away from the stresses of work. Looking for a great book, check out the New York Times Best Sellers.


You can go to the beach without music but why would you? Pack up the best music by making that fun summer mix that you'll have in your head year round. Besides, you'll need something to play on that portable speaker. Have kids? Ask them to help make a playlist. Hey my daughter thinks my "oldies" are pretty cool, ok maybe not. 

Bring the Power

Nothing is worse than a dead cell phone. I mean missing your sister-in-laws' five hundredth Facebook update of the day is just terrible. Of course, losing your tunes or missing that adorable photo op of the kids is a tragedy. Never run out of power with a backup battery pack. Good for all your electronics you'll be glad you tossed one of these in your bag. 

Kids Toys

If you have little ones, you know it is 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. 

Printable Checklist 

Ok so we weren't able to list everything you might need. However, we made this handy printable check list for all the beach bag essentials you'll need. Just click the link below to print your list today. 

The Ultimate Beach Bag Essentials for Your Topsail Island Beach Vacation Beach Bag Checklist PDF | Coastline Realty Vacations

Now that you have everything you need for a 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 the Carolina Coastline Realty. So give one of our knowledgeable reservationists a call at (800) 497-5463 or click the button below. 

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