It’s hard to believe that summer is almost half over (how!?) so I figured I better get this post up ASAP! I wanted to share the beach day set-up that Alex and I have been using all summer – including our must-have items for a day at the beach.
As Vancouverites, Alex and I consider ourselves beach day connoisseurs haha. We go down to the beach probably 3-4 times a week even if it’s just for a quick picnic dinner or to read books and have some drinks after work so we’ve got our must-have items down to a science.
I’ll keep this post short and sweet (more time for the beach that way haha) so here goes:
Honestly if you get one thing in preparation for a beach day or beach vacation, make it a pop up tent. This thing is SO bomb and allows you an escape from the direct sun if you’re getting too toasty, and makes for a great place to store all your stuff while you’re at the beach. We have (and love) this pop-up tent from Indigo because it’s crazy lightweight and convenient to carry. It also comes in 3 cute colors/patterns.
Once you make the change from putting down a towel on the sand you will never go back. I realized how much of the beach was coming home with me every time I used a towel lol. A water repellent beach blanket is a must – and I highly suggest this beach blanket because A) it zips up into a tote bag with a pocket and B) coordinates with the above pop-up tent! Plus, right now it’s on sale for $20!
Obviously you need to hydrate at the beach! Grab a good tumbler (the Yeti on Amazon is amazing at keeping drinks cold!) and a cute ‘just-for-fun’ tumbler (…which is also good to pour delicious drinks in lol). I’ve got this personalized Starbucks tumbler from Etsy and love that you can get it customized!
No day at the beach is complete without a good book to read! Sidenote: If you grab the beach-blanket-zips-into-a-tote-bag that I linked above, the outside pocket perfectly fits a novel.
So far this summer I’ve read the following books:
I’ve also just ordered and can’t wait to read:
That’s all for now! Our tried, tested and true beach day essentials; our ultimate beach day set up. 🙂
This weekend we’re heading up to Kelowna for a day of winery exploring and then a beach day, so I will definitely be packing all of these goodies! Happy (almost) weekend babes!
That really is a winning set up sweetie!
Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk
This pop up tent is a must for me because I burn so quickly! On a beach day I need somewhere to camp out and hide from the sun.
Same here! It’s great to cool off and get some shade too!
These are great essentials! We go to the beach almost every weekend and I need that pop up tent!
Jill – Doused in Pink
You so do! I love having the bit of shade to escape to if I feel like i’m starting to burn!
The pop up tent is super cute! Love that idea!
I absolutely have to have shade at the beach or I will burn to a crisp. I’ve never thought of a popup tent, that’s genius! thank you so much for sharing!
Ah you SO need to get one then! I love it for when I feel like I’m starting to burn – I escape to the shade of the tent!