Getting Ready for a Day at the Beach: The Ultimate Beach Packing List

In case you didn’t get the memo, summer is here. And there are few things that encapsulate the sunny season quite like the beach. From ways to protect against harmful rays to games to play with the whole crew, we’ve got your beach packing list covered.

A woman walks carrying a large navy custom nautical beach tote from Not For Navigation

A custom tote for your favorite beach

Everyone has a place they hold near and dear to their heart, and the Not for Navigation Custom Beach Tote turns that location into a customized, lasting memento. An image of your special location is created from nautical charts and topographical maps then silkscreened onto a durable canvas and nylon beach bag to carry everything you need.

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A mom applies Dr. Federenko's organic sun stick to her son's face

Doctor-approved sunscreen

Keep the rays at bay with this organic sunscreen. The Dr. Federenko Organic Sun Stick‘s easy-to-apply formula is American-made and contains only essential oils and other botanicals. However, it leaves out harmful chemicals, parabens, and phthalates. Enjoy the sun without worrying about burns or what you’re putting on your skin.

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A woman stays cool in the park thanks to Time Concept's WFan wearable fan

An ocean breeze anywhere

Don’t wait for a gust of wind for a refreshing breeze, have it on demand. The Time Concept Portable Rechargeable Fan is a breath of fresh air. Hands-free, lightweight, and quietly powerful, it’s the perfect way to keep your cool—for sports, gardening, or soaking up the sun. It’s got two fans, three speeds, and completely flexible so it’s easy to stay breezy.

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Pink and blue Surfer Dudes wave-powered surfer toys ride waves at the beach

A radical ocean boomerang

This ocean surfer can play in style. The Surfer Dudes Wave-Powered Surfer acts like an ocean boomerang. Throw it into the ocean and watch as it catches a wave and comes right back. There are no batteries, no noise — just surfing fun at the beach.

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A white RovR high-performance cooler sits perched on a rock by a river

An adventure-ready cooler

The RovR High-Performance Cooler is built for anything. The all-terrain wheels handles trips to the beach, hiking trails, and attacks by Grizzly bears. Yes, seriously. It keeps contents cold for 10 days and comes stacked with accessories so you can prep food and drinks all in one place.

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A cold one stays cold for hours

BottleKeeper’s Insulated Beer Bottle Holder is the perfect match for a hot day at the beach. The neoprene-lined stainless steel koozie locks coldness in and fits most 12-ounce bottles. The tethered lid has a built-in bottle opener and the screw-on base is padded for extra protection. All that and it’s guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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A woman on a terrace shakes out a blue & white striped quick drying beach towel from Dock & Bay

A fast drying towel

Pack a sand-resistant and super-absorbent quick-dry towel from Dock & Bay for a day at the beach, a camping adventure, or a trip to the gym. Each soft towel is made with lightweight, tightly woven microfiber. This lightweight, quick-dry towel is generously sized to not only dry you all over but also cover your whole lounge chair. 

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A group of friends plays Chippo outdoor golf game in their driveway

Hit the links on the shore

The Chippo Outdoor Golf Game blends pitch and putt with cornhole for a new golf-centric game you can take anywhere. Golfing buddies can use their own clubs to hit from turf-covered chipping mats into the netted holes. High-density foam balls have true spin and trajectory so they feel like the real thing but won’t cause damage like a real ball can.

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However you like to spend your time at the beach, this beach packing list will help ensure it is fun and relaxing.

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