6 Essential Items to Add into Your Beach Bag

Claire Small
Authored by Claire Small
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 3:47pm

If you feel a buzz of excitement at the thought of a summer holiday abroad, it’s likely you cannot wait to hit the beach or lounge by the pool. However, forgetting an important item when relaxing under the summer sun could completely ruin your experience.

To ensure you are safe, comfortable and relaxed on a getaway, here are six essential items to add into your beach bag.

Sun Cream

It is imperative you care for your skin during extreme temperatures, which will ensure you don’t experience unwanted sunburn. To protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, you should pack a reliable sun cream with a minimum SPF of 50 and ensure you have enough to reapply regularly. If you plan to take a dip in the pool or sea, invest in a waterproof sunscreen, which will ensure your skin is continually protected.


In addition to protecting your skin during the sunshine, you also must protect your eyes. Sunglasses cannot only make you appear chic and stylish when on holiday, but they can also prevent your eyes from experiencing sun damage and can help you to see clearly during an intense glare. Find the perfect sunglasses for women for your upcoming break away.

A Beach Towel

A beach towel will be your best friend on a sunny holiday. Not only can you use it to secure your place on a hotel’s sun lounger, but it will allow you to dry yourself off after stepping out of a pool, and you can quickly set up a comfortable spot on a beach or in a local park. 

A Hat

Don’t underestimate the importance of a hat on a relaxing getaway. While it can be a great way to appear sleek and stylish, the right hat can also protect your hair, face and shoulders from the harsh sun. For example, you could wear a:

For superb sun protection, select a wide brim hat to effectively protect your face and shoulders.


Spending a few hours or more in the intense heat can take its toll on your body. To prevent dehydration, you must drink plenty of water on holiday. For example, if you’re spending the day at the beach, pack many bottles of water in your beach bag to quickly hydrate your body and boost your energy levels.

A Travel First Aid Kit

Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can happen during a holiday at home or abroad. To help you or your loved ones to quickly bounce back from a bug bite, migraine, cut foot, or sunburn, ensure you stock a travel first aid kit in your beach bag, which should include:

  • Plasters
  • Over the counter painkillers
  • After sun
  • Antibiotic cream/spray
  • A bandage
  • Tweezers

The above items could quickly alleviate a loved one’s pain and can prevent an injury from destroying their day. It is one product you won’t regret adding into your beach bag.

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