The Ultimate Beach Day Set Up

July 22, 2021

The Ultimate Beach Day Set Up: Beach Day Essentials

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:

1. Pop Up Tent:

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.

2. Water Repellent Beach Blanket:

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!

4. Books:

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!


10 comments so far.

10 responses to “The Ultimate Beach Day Set Up”

  1. Danielle says:

    That really is a winning set up sweetie!

    Danielle |

  2. gretahollar says:

    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.

  3. dousedinpink says:

    These are great essentials! We go to the beach almost every weekend and I need that pop up tent!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  4. Lizzie says:

    The pop up tent is super cute! Love that idea!


  5. Annie says:

    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!

    • Lee says:

      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!

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