Going to the beach has been a huge part of my life as long as I can’t remember. I grew up going to our beach house in St. Augustine, Florida every summer and it was always a highlight of the year. One of the best parts about living in Boston is the close proximity to the beach and, extra lucky for me, my in-laws live at the beach! It’s also fair to say that at least half of our vacations are beach-focused (with Bali, Zanzibar and Aruba being among my top favorites).
All of that said, I consider myself a beach aficionado and a total pro when it comes to packing efficiently for a day by the ocean. After my years of perfecting my beach list, below is a roundup of items that I simply can’t live without!
Sources: backpack chair (charming teak option) / umbrella / straw beach bag / straw hat / oversized towels / sun bum sunscreen / face sunscreen / portable speaker / soft yeti cooler / packable table / big wheel wagon (the best for toting kids to the beach!)