I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today. Life is good today.
This Easter, I’m taking the long road trip back home to SWFL to visit my mom and I seriously CANNOT WAIT.
Growing up in Florida, I was always 30 minutes away from a beach. There is water everywhere. I even had to take a bridge to go to my high school. Atlanta has lakes but nothing beats the Gulf.
In high school, during the summer, I would go to the beach almost every weekend. Since I went so often, I’ve edited my beach bag to only the essentials.
Here’s what I pack in my beach bag when I want to visit the beach.
Large beach towel: The larger the better. There’s nothing worse than getting sand all over you when you’re trying to tan. A huge beach towel helps to keep you, and your stuff, sand-free.
Frozen water: Frozen water is a must for the beach. This one is kind of a no brainer for me. It keeps your snacks and other drinks cold and when it starts to melt you have ice cold water. It really helps on a hot day.
Sunscreen: This is another no brainer. I normally bring one for my body and a higher SPF for my face. Sometimes, I layer tanning oil on after the sunscreen because who doesnt want to glisten and smell like a coconut?
Snacks: Out of my group of friends, I’m always the only person who ever brings snacks. So I always bring tons. I really like to bring frozen grapes and baby carrots to the beach. I also like granola bars, like these Kind bars. They’re just something easy to toss into your bag and keep you full until dinner.
Fully charged iPod/Phone: The beach is just better with some beach tunes. Bonus points if you bring a sneaker! I love to make a beachy country playlist at the beginning of the summer. Kenny Chesney just puts me in the mood to bronze, lol. Comment below if you would like for me to make one before I leave for Easter!
Cover-ups: When I go to the beach, I normally head there in an easy dress (Like a Lilly Pulitzer slub dress) and leave in norts and a sorority shirt. I really want these Lauren James shorties that I added to my graphic. Hopefully, I can end up snagging myself a pair before the summer.
What’s in your beach bag? Do you bring something that I should add to my essentials? Let me know in the comments below!