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Whether you’re heading for the shore or the pool, it’s vital to keep your tote stocked with the good stuff! So while we’re checking those seasonal swaps off of our lists (waterproof mascara, check), let’s make sure we’re also stocking up on our beach bag essentials. Shop our must-haves below!
1. Nine West Scarf-Tie Panama Hat,
Keep that sunlight away from your hair with a packable straw hat! This shape comes in five different scarf patterns, so you’re sure to find a pattern that suits your summer tastes.
2. Ray-Ban Erika Polarized Classic Round Sunglasses, $181.13
Any list of beach bag essentials has to include a solid pair of shades! These classic specs from Ray-Ban offer 100% UV protection in a timeless silhouette that’s always in style.
Never step outside without your SPF! This weightless and scentless formula can be worn with or without makeup and even protects against blue light from our screens.
Soften and protect your lips with this nourishing, CBD-infused lip balm! This tube contains 25 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD, along with moisturizing shea butter, olive oil and more to keep your lips smooth all season.
5. Mason Pearson Detangler Brush, $130
Soothe your strands and keep them tangle-free after a dip with this detangling brush! If you already have the classic boar bristle option, you already know that Mason Pearson is the real deal.
6. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Wipes, $10.99
These micellar wipes not only effectively cleanse the skin and remove makeup, but they’re also ideal for the pool or beach. Give your face a swipe before applying more SPF or just to wash the sand and surf away.
Firm, brighten and plump with this new vitamin C gel cream! Apply it to your face, neck and décolleté before your SPF for an instant glow.
8. S’well Geode Rose Bottle Collection, $45.07
Keeping a pair of rubber flip-flops in your beach bag is *always* a good idea. And when they come in seven cute pattern options like the style above, your only problem will be just picking one!
10. Slowtide Sundown Oversized Beach Towel,
We love a cute beach towel! And when we come across one that’s both budget-friendly *and* in the coolest summer-ready pattern, we just cannot resist.
While we’re on the subject of packing, don’t forget to get your vacay packing list squared away! We’ve recently put together our list of airport essentials, so you can ace your next flight.
Allison Wheeler is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.