If you are anything like me, you will take any chance you can get to escape to the beach and sunshine!! Especially during the never ending winters of Utah! I thought with the timing of our Mexico trip, and a lot of you planning upcoming summer trips, now would be the perfect time to do a round up of some of my beach favorites and must have’s so you can stock up!
: SWIM SUITS + COVER UPS
The first and probably top priority when it comes to a beach vacation is the swimsuits!! Joe always makes fun of me because while he is good with one suit for the whole week long trip, I need options!! You can never have enough to choose from…and they don’t take up too much space in your luggage! Win win!
If I’m going with a one piece, I like a fun detail like the single strap look or cut outs. It gives it more of a shape and makes it a little more exciting. For a two piece, I’m all about the good bum coverage and high waist bottom. I have had different versions of this fun stripe one over the years, and am obsessed with this one I just grabbed from Amazon!!
When I’m choosing my coverups, they have got to be versatile. Something that I can wear over my suit to the beach or pool, but that I can dress up enough for lunch or dinner too! These overalls come with me on every beach vacation because they are the ideal cover up. Loose and comfortable, but so cute styled with nice sandals too.
Now let’s talk accessories! Grabbing the right accessories can not only simplify your packing on the plane/car, but also simplify what you are hauling out to the beach daily! And we all know if kids are involved, you are already loading a lot!!
First let’s talk bags. There are 2 types of bags I love to bring on a beach vacation. The first is a simple fanny type like this belt bag from lululemon. It is the perfect thing to have for all your must haves like phone, lip gloss, sunglasses, keys, hotel key, etc. It fits a shocking amount too! You can grab it in regular or mini size. The other bag is a good size bag that will lay completely flat and not be bulky in your suit case. This amazon find I took to Florida is perfect. It holds towels, snacks, sunscreen, extra clothes etc., but won’t be a pain to fit when it comes to packing.
Another must have beach accessory is a good hat! Nobody wants that sunshine in their face!! I love this big giant one for the ultimate sun coverage when I’m out on the beach. This visor is a great option when you want to go straight to lunch or something and look a little more done up.
My other beach must have is a good sandal. While I love flip flops, I usually lean towards a sandal like this. You still get the comfort and ease of a flip flop, but they are easy to dress up for lunch or dinner and not have to pack additional shoes. Major win in my book!
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I hope this roundup is helpful as you plan for and pack your next beach getaway! I’d love to know your must haves too!