So you've got the perfect suit...now you need everything else. Grab these last-minute must-haves and don't wince at the price tag! Because everything on this list is on—say it with me now—SALE!
1. Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist
The Sephora Collection tanning spray comes in a larger five-ounce version, but for quick beach trips we like the portable 1.5-ounce version, which is also on sale for just $5. The scent-free mist adds a sheer bronze tint that's natural-looking and lasts for hours. Just be sure to layer on top of your favorite SPF and let this paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free mist shine.
2. Pep-Start Cleansing Swipes Pop-Ups
Save these for the car ride home when you're feeling just a bit greasy post-beach trip. SImply grab a Clinique cleansing wipe and swipe off dirt, excess sunscreen, and exfoliate to feel smooth and fresh. The container is stacked with 9 ready-to-use wipes, so you can literally just grab and wipe in seconds for a soothing and refreshing clean after hours of sand and sun.
3. Baja Beach Club Slip On Sneakers
If you're like us, thinking about wearing sandals on a dirty boardwalk gives you the heebie jeebies, which is why we're wearing simple slides to the beach this summer. But don't invest in a pair that'll set you back a Benjamin—stick with something cheap yet durable. Enter these sea-inspired blue and white striped that will cost you just $40. Leave them in your trunk for those times you need a sneaker and don't want to ruin your Loeffler Randall sandals. The rubber sole and padded heel means you'll likely avoid unwanted sand while keeping your toesies comfortable as you walk from car to beach-side towel.
4. Madagascar Tote
There's nothing better than finding the perfect beach bag that holds all of your beach necessities, and this pink and peach beauty (at a whopping 60% off!) is the perfect satchel. And, with an unlined interior, you don't have to worry about pesky sand ruining your new favorite bag.
5. Diamond' Turkish Pestemal Towel
This hand-woven towel is made with a fast-drying Turkish cotton so when you're toweling off post-swim, your towel won't get soggy or too sandy. We love this seaside blue, because, duh, the beach!, but Linum Home Textiles also carries this towel in trendy orange and a few striped varieties. Plus, this towel isn't your normal thick beach towel, so you can carry a few at once without a lot of added weight.
6. Caslon Tie Dye Tassel Wrap
We've said it a million times and we'll say it again: 2017 is the year of the tassel, and your beach wrap should be no different than your trendy sandals and totes. This breezy blue and white wrap is tie-dyed and lined with tassels. Toss the sheeth, which is made of viscose (sometimes referred to as rayon), on top of your bathing suit and hit the sand!
7. Classic Aviator Sunglasses
You know this, we know this: sand gets everywhere. It can ruin sandals, destroy bags and tear families apart. (No, we aren't exaggerating. You try cleaning the sand out of the trunk of the car with family members asking when's dinner. It can change a person.) Which is exactly why we are stocking up on all things cheap for those beach trips. We vow not to ruin our expensive sunglasses this year! So you can't go wrong with an inexpensive sunny in a beach-ready aviator shape. Pick from one (or more!) of five colors to match your suits and coverups.
8. Bluetooth Portable Speaker
If you're hosting a large party at the beach (or park or backyard BBQ), you need a portable speaker. This compact one—it's only two-inches tall and seven-inches long—might be small in size but it's mighty in sound. Connect your phone to the speaker via Bluetooth with ease and enjoy seven hours of play time. The sleek speaker comes with a Micro-USB Cable and 3.5-mm Audio Cable, so you don't need to buy any extra hardware.
9. Pacific Breeze Easy Up Beach Tent Deluxe XL
Direct sunlight is no joke, and sometimes it's not enough to slather on the sunscreen and wear a wide-brim hat. If you have little ones or hey, just want to enjoy the sand and sea without the sun (ugh, I love alliteration), then you need a collapsible and portable tent. This version is three-sided with window flaps with one large opening so you and your friends and fam can run in and out with ease. It comfortably sits three to four people, so you and your alabaster-skinned comrades can hide in the protected tent while the rest of your party...parties in the rays.
10. Mier 30L Extra Large Cooler Bag
This isn't your average cooler. Outer pockets can hold must-haves like disposable silverware and napkins, while the spacious insulated inside can hold all of your seaside snacks and drinks. Forget dimensions, for context, this bag can hold 40 cans of 12 bottles of wine. (In our case, it'll be 12 bottles of summer rose, please!) The best part? Because it's made of PEVA lining, it's super easy to clean (just wipe it down). JK, the best part is that it can carry and keep cool 12 bottles of wine!
11. Flame Embroidered Baseball Hat
What's a dad hat, you may be asking? It's a baseball hat, plain and simple, but slap on the word "dad" and suddenly this basic hat is a trend. Well, we can never say no to a trend, as silly as it may seem, so we're buying dad hats in all colors of the rainbow. At least this one is functional and can keep the sun out of your eyes as your read your Kindle beachside.
12. Solar Phone Charger
Use the sun to your advantage with a handy portable charger that gets its juice from solar power. It's water and shockproof, so the sea salt and any drops won't ruin this durable charger. Its USB port also means you can charge all types of devices with any exta cord you have around the house.
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