If you’re off to the beach sometime soon, you want to make sure that you have everything you need to look incredible. Not just that; you need to be prepared too! Here’s a list of things I think everybody should take to the beach with them. I’ve been on my first beach holiday and I think I’m a pro! 

Comfortable Footwear

Comfortable footwear is a must at the beach. It can be tempting to wear heels or wedges, but it’s not really safe when you’re trying to navigate your way around sand and stones. You’ll probably end up falling and breaking an ankle. Take flip flops instead! They’re easy to wash sand off too, so you don’t need to worry about ruining your shoes. The only other thing I’d recommend wearing if you must have some height, is flatforms. They add height but can be tricky to walk in. Flip flops are probably your best bet.

A Nice Towel

It sounds silly but you don’t want to be the only one stuck with an ordinary towel, which gets full of sand and doesn’t dry quickly. Grab a proper beach towel and you’ll be much happier lounging on the beach!


Sunscreen should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. There’s nothing worse than saggy, dry, dehydrated skin from refusing to use a sunscreen. Make sure you use a high enough factor for your skin type, and you apply/reapply liberally. Especially if you spend time in the water! Some people like to use oil, but this is a quick way to get sunburned and damage your skin. Be sensible!

Quality Sunglasses

Quality sunglasses are really worth the money. Not only do they last longer, they look better and protect your eyes more effectively. They aren’t just a fashion statement, they’re for your own safety!

A Good Book

What would a trip to the beach be without a good book? I love relaxing with a good book on the beach. You might prefer some music, but I think you should really try to get into a good story.

Something to Throw On

A beach cover-up is beneficial for a number of reasons. It can help protect you when the weather gets too hot, or keep you warm when the temp cools down. It’s also great for throwing on if you head out for food or a drink. You can pick a variety of things, from summer dresses to oversized t-shirts. However you feel comfortable on the beach.

Beach Bag

How do you expect to carry everything with you properly if you don’t have a nice beach bag? Invest in a nice big bag so you can carry everything on this list and anything else you might need. Some things, you may pick up on the way to the beach so you need a little room.

Have fun!

Sarah x