What's In My Beach Bag

It's beach season, yay! I'm a lucky girl: I live four blocks from the beach, so I get to go on a regular basis year round, so I thought I'd share my beach bag packing expertise, since, at this point, I have it down to a science! My latest addition to my bag is my SandCloud towel- the guys behind the towel just started a Kickstarter campaign, and were nice enough to send me one to try out! The thing that makes this thin Turkish-style towel different is that is has a pillow at the top! Totally ingenious, and makes my favorite beach activity, reading, so much more comfortable! I love that the terry cloth-free towel shakes off easily, meaning less sand in my car and home, too. You can purchase one of the towels through their Kickstarter here

I'm fastidious about sun protection every day, but especially at the beach, so an oversize hat, my new favorite Ray-Ban sunglasses, and high SPF sunscreen are key. (This Neutrogena version is the best I've found, since it dries quickly, isn't greasy, and has never made me break out.) Just remember, you should apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you head into the sun, and at least every two hours after that, more frequently if you're swimming. Obviously, my usual bikini goes on before I head to the sand, too! While I love a wide range of books, the beach is the perfect place to catch up on some good old-fashioned chick lit, and right now I'm loving Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes. I pack up all of these goodies in my Kate Spade Saturday tote, which is unfortunately sold out, but I love this version, too! 

What's in your beach bag? 

Disclosure: The SandCloud towel and Kate Spade tote were both gifted items from the companies.


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