Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Beach Essentials+Tips

Happy Tuesday Loves! 

Being from Florida means that I am no stranger to the beach. Now, anyone can go to the beach but, there is a specific art to "beachin' it" and various essentials you need to make your day that much more enjoyable! 

1. a beach! 
obviously you need to pick a beach. by us, there are seven beaches within 35 minutes. We only live 30 minutes north of Siesta Key Beach which is the #1 beach in the U.S. however we almost never go there because that beach is the biggest tourist trap around which is anything but relaxing. We prefer to go to one of the more private beaches, Lido. Same quality sand and water just less publicized. 

2. a cooler/food. 
because no day out in the heat is complete without food and drinks! Pro tip: we also like to store our Aloe in the cooler so it is chilly for a sunburn. Some of our favorite beach day snacks are watermelon, berries, orange slices, pita chips, and chicken wings! 

3. towelS. 
we always bring at least two towels per person. one to lay down and one to dry/wipe off with. 

4. baby powder. 
this is KEY for Florida. The sand here is so powder-y soft and impossible to get off. However, if you bring baby powder with you, after you are mostly dry and get to your car, put some in your hand and wipe it down your legs, arms, etc and the sand will come right off. 

5. heavy duty ziplock bags or a lifeproof. 
again, the sand is impossible here so prior to getting to the sandy part of the beach, put your phone in a ziplock (or lifeproof case) this allows you to still be able to fully use it without getting sand all over it. you can also take 'in the water' pics with it! 

What are your beach essentials?


  1. That towel is adorable! I always take ziploc baggies for my phone! Great tips! :)

  2. Love that towel! And the baby powder tip! Never heard of that but that is one thing I hate about the beach is the sand sticking to me!

  3. The baby powder is something I never thought about bringing to the beach, but with all our summer beach vacations, that will be in our bag all the time.

  4. Wow these are great tips about the aloe and baby powder. Will definitely be using these!

  5. Great essentials!! I need that towel!!

  6. Yes to all of these but I would also add a book or music. I find I'm the most relaxed when I can read a good book or listen to music by the ocean. But really any time spent by the ocean is relaxing for me!

  7. I've been going to the beach my entire life and never heard of the baby powder until about a year ago. Since we got married on the beach, I made all my girls a beach bag with essentials in it and baby powder was one of the things I included.

    And that beach towel is so cute!! Swoon!

  8. That towel is adorable! And how awesome that you live so close to so many beaches?! Unfortunately where we live, the beach and the water is typically cold, so a jacket is always a must at any Oregon beach.

  9. That towel is so much fun! I love it!

  10. The baby powder tip is awesome! I have never heard of that one before. haha

    xoxo, Jenny

  11. First of all I need that towel ASAP! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one that knows about the baby powder trick :)

  12. First of all I need that towel ASAP! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one that knows about the baby powder trick :)

  13. Baby powder has truly saved my ass so many times at the beach, and is such an excellent addition! xx Adaleta Avdic

  14. We always bring a cooler! So helpful especially with the hot days


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