But my beach bag holds a special place in my heart. When I carry a beach bag, I know that it’s a going to be a fun day, full of adventure and sun. A beach bag represents a break from the daily routine, from work, and from the “real world,” even if it’s just for a while. So what’s in my beach bag?
First, a good beach bag withstands the sand and holds a day’s worth of goodies. I like large sturdy canvas totes like these. In addition to my regular beach bag, I always bring a smaller bag for wet bathing suits for the return trip and pack my money and phone in a waterproof or water resistant bag.
First, I pack a beach towel (or two!) in the bag. Although my girls bring their own bags to the pool and the beach, it's always a good idea to have a spare towel. I love soft, oversized beach towels. Then I pack a little cosmetic bag with different sunscreens and lip balm with sunscreen. To protect my skin from the sun, I opt for a matte formula with a high SPF for my face and an easy to use spray for my body. For a chic look, I sometimes love the mysterious look of a wide brimmed straw hat, while other days I simply toss on a monogrammed baseball hat. Sunglasses keep me from squinting and disguise my afternoon nap. Although I entertain myself quite a bit by people watching, I bring other things to keep me occupied on the beach. This summer I have set a goal to read every day and have a list of books to devour. Yesterday I started to read Enrique's Journey and am completely engrossed in this moving story.
To top off the perfect beach bag, I'll include one of my favorite Tervis tumblers, a few drinks, and a snack.
What's in your beach bag?