Being a good beach ‘goer’ means that you must have all the right stuff! Our executive assistant Sarina has gathered her personal favorites to share, and provided us with all the tried and true, tested and sampled goods, and bundled them into a neat little summer package just for you! She’s much more comfortable spending long summer days on a blanket having grown up on Long Island, five minutes from the ocean. You could say she prides herself on packing the ‘perfect beach bag’ – helping her to survive a long, hot day by the ocean or bay or pool.

Here are 11 beach bag essentials you need for the perfect sunny day:

11 beach bag essentials you need #1Coconut Cleansing Wipes-
These cleansing wipes are perfect for the beach. Not only will they remove gross dirt and sweat, they’re also cooling when you’re feeling super hot and need relief. And did we mention they smell great? Because they do.

Get them here HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need #2Sunscreen– This one is a no-brainer. Remember: UVA = aging and UVB = burning when it comes to good ole’ sunshine. Try Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Sport Mineral broad spectrum SPF 45. Unlike most cloyingly sticky natural sunscreens, this one is light and fast absorbing and gives you a full 80 minutes of water-resistant protection. And since it’s also packed with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, green tea, vitamin E and aloe vera, it feels more like moisturizing than reapplying sunscreen. GET IT HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need #3

Lip balm with SPF – Lips are often neglected in the sun. Don’t forget, your pout needs protection from the elements too. Chapped, burned lips won’t be a worry if you toss a moisture rich lip balm with sunscreen like Supergoop! AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 in your beach bag (and remember to apply multiple times at the beach). Enriched with antioxidants and moisturizing shea butter to lock in hydration, it adds a sheer pink tint while protecting the lips from sunburn and photo aging. GET IT HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need #4Beachcomber Portable Beach Mat-
This beach mat folds up so you can carry it around wherever you go! GET IT HERE

12903907Compartment Water Bottle- Always bring water to the beach because, you know, hydration is important. But this one has a secret compartment for you to store money, keys, and other important things. GET IT HERE

Large Pop Up Beach Cabana with detachable floor – UPF 100+11 beach bag essentials you need #6

From start to finish, setup takes less than a minute. This lightweight and portable beach shelter is made to go anywhere. The body is made of 190T Polyester/Nylon Fabric with Ultra Protection Factor (UPF) of 100+, the only cabana with high UPF and deluxe features available in the marketplace. Great for some shade at the beach or at any outdoor event! GET IT HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need  #7Toys Beach Set-
Grab your Beach Set in a Bag from Toysmith and head to the beach, sand box, backyard or park. This multi-colored set includes a watering can, shovel-sieve, spade, rake, two molds, a smaller sieve and a bucket with handle. Everything fits nicely into a reusable, zippered bag with carry straps for storage and portability. This set will give you hours of outdoor fun! GET IT HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need  #8MAKE YOUR OWN
HAVIANA FLIP FLOPS- Customize your very own summer flop! Haviana makes flip flops for kids, women & men! Let the little ones help you design a pair for summer 2016! GET IT HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need #9
Inflatable Beach Ball- Have a blast at the water’s edge with this colorful ball. Easy to inflate and fun to use, it’s ideal for throwing around on the beach, in the water or at the park. GET IT HERE

11 beach bag essentials you need #10Portable Family Cooler Bag
– With easy clean, leak-proof silver lining, this Cooler Bag helps keep your perishables and frozen foods chilled for hours.


11 beach bag essentials you need #11 tote
Sisal Basket Tote-From Madagascar, to you, Mar Y Sol’s Fair Trade tote is hand-woven from sustainable sisal, and adorned with festive raffia pompoms, sea grass lining, inner pocket, and durable leather handles.