28 Beach Essentials For A Perfect Day In The Sun

We found beach necessities like blankets, sunscreens and other beach must-haves for a perfect day of sun and sand.

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We’ve rounded up some of the more unique and incredibly practical beach essentials you’ll want to have on hand for for a perfect day of fun in the sun.
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We’ve rounded up some of the more unique and incredibly practical beach essentials you’ll want to have on hand for for a perfect day of fun in the sun.

Going to the beach is one of the few socially-distanced activities you can still participate in to make this summer feel a little more normal.

While you might not be planning an island getaway anytime soon, you might be looking to beat the remaining summer heat and escape to your local beach or lake for the weekend (or longer, if you’re working remotely).

You might be in need of the basics necessities if it’s been a while since your last beach trip, like this top-rated 2020 sunscreen, the perfect beach chair or this summers best beach reads. If you’re a seasoned beach-goer who just wants a few new beach must-haves, it doesn’t hurt to stock up on some shore accessories like this budget-friendly bluetooth-speaker or sand-friendly coasters that will keep your White Claw safe.

If you’ll visiting a beach house or other vacation rental that’s not Airbnb for an extended period of time, it might be worth it to bring a new weekender bag, or duffel for the occasion..

Though you probably have the basics covered, we’ve found some of the more unique and incredibly practical beach essentials you’ll want to have on hand for a perfect day of fun in the sun.

Take a look below at 28 beach essentials for your next seaside escape:

1
A waterproof and sandproof outdoor Bluetooth speaker
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Find this OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker for $26 on Amazon. Check out our editor's review here.
2
A portable beach mat
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Find this Coleman Beach Ground Mat for $25 on Amazon.
3
A beach bag with a detachable insulated cooler and ice pack
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Find this BLUBOON Mesh Beach Tote Bag with Cooler Compartment for $24 on Amazon.
4
Sturdy sand coasters
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Find these Turtleback Sand Coaster for $13 on Amazon.
5
A pop-up beach tent with carry bag
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Find this Pop Up Automatic Instant Tent for $42 on Amazon.
6
A high-SPF sunscreen
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Find this Alba Botanica Sunscreen Spray with Coconut Oil, SPF 50 for $8 on Amazon.
7
An oversized beach towel
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Find this AmazonBasics Cabana Stripe Beach Towel for $22 on Amazon.
8
A pack of towel clips
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Find these Attmu 12 Pack Beach Towel Clips for $8 on Amazon.
9
An SPF lip balm
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Find this Sun Bum 30 SFP lip balm for $4 on Amazon.
10
A portable phone charger
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Find this Portable Charger Anker PowerCore for $46 on Amazon.
11
An oversized beach hat
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Find this Lanzom Womens Big Bowknot Straw Hat for $19 on Amazon.
12
A pack of beach and sand toys
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Find this FoxPrint GT 1 Beach Sand Toy Set for $17 on Amazon.
13
An outdoor beach umbrella canopy
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Find this Sport-Brella Vented SPF 50+ Sun and Rain Canopy Umbrella for $58 on Amazon.
14
A water-resistant and sand-free oversized beach blanket with stakes
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Find this FYLINA Sand Free Beach Blanket for $28 on Amazon.
15
A kite
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Find this AGREATLIFE Diamond Kite Easy Flyer for $15 on Amazon.
16
These dry sacks
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Find these Outdoor Products Ditty Bag for $7 on Amazon.
17
A portable beach table
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Find this Sol Coastal Portable Outdoor Beach Table for $13 on Amazon.
18
A beach wave sea salt spray for your damp hair
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Find this Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray for $9 on Amazon.
19
An inflatable waterproof pillow
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Find this TREKOLOGY Ultralight Inflatable Camping Travel Pillow for $17 on Amazon.
20
A portable cooler
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Find this MIER 24 Can Large Capacity Soft Cooler Tote for $16 on Amazon.
21
Some quick-dry aqua shoes
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Find these VIFUUR Water Sports Shoes for $20 on Amazon.
22
A mesh beach tote bag
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Find this Dejaroo Mesh Beach Bag for $23 on Amazon.
23
A portable folding beach chair
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Find this Coleman Camping Chair for $37 on Amazon.
24
These can coolers
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Find these Blank Thick Foam"Old School" Style Can Coolers for $10 on Amazon.
25
An inflatable air hammock and lounger
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Find this Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Hammock for $42 on Amazon.
26
A beach ball
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Find this Intex Inflatable Beach Ball for $4 on Amazon.
27
A large refillable waterbottle
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Find this Nalgene Lid Wide Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottle for $12 on Amazon.
28
Some UV protection sunglasses
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Finds these Eye Love Polarized Sunglasses for $30 on Amazon.