Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Top Ten Beach Must Haves

Today I'm going to share with you my top ten absolute beachy bare necessities. When I forget even one of the following, my beach trip usually ends up getting cut a bit short, and I can't quite get settled into my sandy little setup. I hope you can use my musts as a checklist to make your next beach trip a complete success!
Sure you put on sunscreen, but a lot of people forget about their lips! After getting the worst blistery lip sunburn of my life, I never skip on the chapstick. Blistex spf is my favorite!
Of course you don't go in the sun without your favorite pair of sunnies!
Reading in the sun is soo relaxing! I always take some sort of reading material whether it be a magazine, novel, or most recently this crafty book!
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! I love this brand because it's infused Aloe moisturizes your skin while preventing burn.
I always put a little dark tanning oil over my sunscreen for a bronzy glow. Never apply without sunscreen underneath, you'll super bake!
Ear buds for my pandora app. Music makes it 100 times better.
Jumping waves builds up a real appetite fast! Even if I have something before I leave, I can always count on needing a snack after some time in the water. I usually take a good ol' PB&J. (When my littles don't get to it first!)
When I'm riding solo I roll up one of our beach towels, otherwise we take a big mexican blanket to share. Forgetting a towel and laying on your clothes is the worst when you put them back on and their damp!
A small lunchbox or purse makes for the perfect head rest while your laying out. I also use it to house my phone or ipod to keep the sand from blowing into my screen. 
Most importantly, lots and lots of water. The salt water, sun, and hot sand will have you parched in minutes and you'll be miserable without something to drink. It is so important to stay hydrated when you're out in the sun sweating all your bodies water away. I always grab the biggest bottle I can find when heading out.

Hope you're having fun in the sun!
Drey $ Nicole


  1. these are definite essentials for the beach! I can't believe I haven't gone once this summer!


  2. Hihi! I have just discovered your blog! And you're blog is great! nice post:)
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do<3

  3. great sellection of things! I love the beach... here in Miami we have some of the best beaches in the world! You should come one day!

  4. awww your dog is so cute! great list of things, sun cream and blistex are a top must haha! and a snack omg, laying in the sun works up an appetite doesn't it haha :P thanks for your lovely comment x

  5. i totally agree, water is a definite must-have for the beach. i made the mistake of not bringing water one time, haha, not a good experience. ;)

    <3, Mimi

  6. Hey dear!
    I look like Adriana Lima? WOW, thanks! hahahaha
    your style is veeery cool!


  7. Great list! Will have to remember the purse thing next time ;)

    Xoxo Sarah

  8. I love list posts like this! Super fun and good thought abou the blisterex (don't live near a beach, so never would have thought of it, but might get to visit one on our up-coming trip!)

  9. Great list :) Definitely one to follow!
    Love your blog!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog :) really appreciate it


    Hollie xx

  10. love this! i definitely have my beach go-to's as well and never leave home without them! love your list; it's true, chapstick makes all the difference!
    thanks for the comment love, i would love to follow on another :)