Guest Post: Breanne from Proper and Pink


Whether you are headed to the beach for a family weekend or for a day with ‘the girls,’ there are seven beach bag essentials that will help ensure a fun trip. From bags, sunscreen, and snacks, here are the must-have items for your day at the beach!

Mesh Whale Bag
Since this article is about the best beach BAG items, why not start by featuring a bag itself. The Mesh Whale Bag is the perfect choice for your beach outing. When empty, the bag collapses down for quick and convenient storage, and then you open this perfect beach bag to find ample storage for up to six beach towels, water bottles, sunscreen, toys, snacks and more.  The bag features ample pockets for easy organizing and its mesh fabric can be sprayed down so you can leave the sand at the beach.  No worries, it will be a quick dry!
Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 30
Of course, sunscreen is on your must have list, but what makes this sunscreen a special item in your beach bag is that unlike other sunscreens, Sunforgettable brush-on sunscreen can be applied over your makeup and will not look greasy or clog your pores. It is light and it’s mineral based formula is perfect for even the most sensitive skin and young kids
Zara’s Rigid Brim Summer Hat

What is better than protecting your skin? Looking adorable while doing it. Enter Zara’s Rigid Brim Summer Hat. This oh-so-cute hat will keep the sun off of your face while keeping you both literally and metaphorically cool.

Forever 21’s Browline Shades

Don’t sweat over losing your expensive shades to the water or sand while having your fun. You can protect your eyes while looking fierce and fearless in these trendy browline shades from Forever 21. A day at the beach will never again need to turn into a sunglasses treasure hunt!
H&M White Cover-up
Catch the eye of your fellow beach goers without having to bare your bikini bod! This stylish white cover-up from H&M is perfect for lounging poolside, running to the snack bar, or chasing little ones. When you are ready for a splash around, toss this cool cover-up aside. Don’t worry, it will be waiting for you when you return.

Tillow’s Pillow Towel

Dreaming of a beachside nap? We have your back…or rather your head! The Tillow comes with a removable orthopedic foam pillow that will make your beachside snooze extra dreamy! This is also perfect sense if you are bringing along a little one who might need a mid-day snooze to keep up with the fun.

Pack-It Freezable Lunch Bags

Everyone needs some refreshments while at the beach but dragging along a cooler is cumbersome. These freezable lunch bags are the perfect solution. Just right for a few beverages or sandwiches and small enough to be thrown into the beach bag or carried by little helpers. Pack-It’s freezable lunch bags are a perfect solution for lightening the beach load.
The Water is Waiting!
Putting together a great day at the beach is easy. It can be as simple and as fun, as it was when we were children. Just grab these 7 beach essentials and you will be on your way.