When heading to the beach, we certainly couldn’t forget our sunscreen! With so many options on the shelves these days, it can be hard to narrow one down. The American Cancer Society recommends finding a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, which fights against UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the main cause of sunburn and skin cancer, and UVA rays cause premature aging. In addition, your sunscreen should have an SPF of 30 or higher. Anything with an SPF of below 15 only protects against sunburn, not skin cancer or aging. And lastly, “water resistant” does not mean “waterproof!” Apply sunscreen every two hours when under the sun, and every hour when swimming or sweating.
Sunscreen Lip Balm
Your lips need protection, too! Toss this lip balm with SPF 30 from Super Goop into your beach bag to keep your lips safe from harmful sun rays.
Whether you’re a towel or a blanket person, or even opting for a chair, you’ll need something to sit on when you’re at the beach! Leave the old bed sheet at home and opt for Turkish towels. They fit well in your suitcase and beach bag and dry faster than you can believe! These Turkish towels are top-rated and come in a variety of fun colors for your beach vacation. This may be one of the most important things to pack in your beach bag!
…And now, for the fun stuff!
Nothing is worse than setting your drink down in the sand, only for the outside to get sandy or to fall over and spill out everywhere. With a Beach Spiker, your drink can rest comfortably up in the sand without getting caked in sand. In addition, the Beach Spiker can hold your phone, sunglasses, sunscreen – if it fits, it can hold it!
Water Resistant Phone Pouch
Keep your phone dry and free of water (and sand!) with a water-resistant phone pouch. While we don’t recommend taking your phone out into the water with you, it will at least stay dry in a water-resistant pouch! Not to mention, you can also fit your cards and some cash in there as well.
If you’re heading to the beach with a group of friends, Bluetooth speakers are something you’ll want to consider with the list of things to pack in your beach bag! Nothing tops off a beach day like your favorite tunes. Just be sure to be courteous of your fellow beach-goers and keep the noise to a minimum.
What are your favorite things to pack in your beach bag? Let us know! We can’t wait to welcome you on your vacation to Destin, Pensacola Beach, or wherever you choose to vacation along the Gulf Coast!