These days it stays warm well into October so weekends can be spent at the beach for an extended summer season! Now you can be prepared with some great beach-ready items that are under $20 and delivered to your door from Amazon. If you are like me, you shop as much as you can there because not only is it easy (one click done), but they offer access to some of the best products and deals available with quick delivery. Below are my top 7 beach must-haves that include favorites that are perfect for the beach, vacation and beyond!
1. CHIC ROUND TOWEL
I love a good ‘roundie’ beach towel—they are stylish, fun and practical! You can share with someone else to lay out on or just use to sit on picnic-style. There are so many gorgeous patterns and styles to choose from boho, marine, geometric, colorful and with or without pom poms - the choice is yours.
2. CLASSIC STRAW HAT
These days one of the most important things I never compromise on and do daily is protect my skin from the sun. Wearing a nice straw hat will keep you looking stylish and protected at the beach while at the same time help reduce premature aging on your face and neck! A tightly woven hat keeps the heat out and provides the perfect amount of shade so you feel comfortable while reading and relaxing outside. It’s a good idea to take a foldable one that’s packable and fits flat in your luggage. Neutral woven straw hats go with everything in a summer wardrobe and will elevate your boho-chic style!
3. OVER-SIZED SUNNIES
Keep your eyes safe and look cool at the same time with these stylish sunglasses. I love the look of an oversized frame and these are perfect to wear anytime. I always wear sunglasses to block both the UVA & UVB radiation plus wearing sunglasses can actual prevent wrinkles. Protecting your eyes from the sun helps prevent squinting that can contribute to crow's feet!
4. LARGE STRAW TOTE
One of my favorite pieces to take to the beach is a fashionable yet functional straw tote bag, something to fit all those essentials, like a towel, a good SPF lotion, lip balm, a water bottle and a good book! Tote bags like this are also fantastic to travel with as they can be used on the plane to carry all your travel essentials.
5. KIMONO / COVER-UP DRESS
One of my favorite go-to looks for travel and the beach is a wrap dress or multi purpose long cover-up or kimono. Made from a breathable and lightweight fabric like cotton or linen, these types of dresses are super comfy and chic and perfect to wear from the beach over a bikini and then straight to lunch or to dinner. A kimono worn as a cover-up can also be tied or belted as a dress, or wear as a light layer if it’s chilly at night. Wrap dresses are the perfect marriage between style and comfort, which is why I remember to bring multiple styles and prints with me wherever I travel or head to the beach.
6. PORTABLE CHARGER
We all love capturing those special moments and experiences during our travels and sharing them with our loved ones on the other side of the globe. Portable charges are one of those essentials when traveling and at the beach and this one is perfect with it’s stylish rose gold color. Being prepared completely eliminates the stress of needing to carry various electronics during your travels. I love taking a portable charger to the beach with me so I can use the opportunity of down time to recharge not only myself but also my phone!
7. GOOD SELF-HELP BOOK
Reading a good self-care book at the beach gives me the chance to regroup, relax and learn all at the same time. A beach vacation is a great place to set new intentions for when you get home, and somehow reading oceanside helps me to think a lot more clearly! For me, it’s nice to take a break from all the digital stimulation. This new one by body whisperer Lauren Roxburgh is one of my summer favorites!
Hope you found some great budget-friendly beach finds to add to your Amazon cart!