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3. Timely shopping guides. I promised shopping inspiration, so without further ado, here are my picks for beach day essentials! If you’re an Amazon Prime member, all of these items can be shipped to your door in two days or less.
Pictured above, clockwise from top:
1. Sport Brella. Forget those flimsy beach umbrellas! The Sport Brella will keep your skin safe and protected from over 99.5% of UVA and UVB rays. With side panels for extra protection and wind flaps for ventilation, you’ll get everything you need from this oversized umbrella.
2. Sojos Aviator Sunglasses. Confession: I own four pairs of Sojos sunglasses! And these beauties are under $20 – perfect for tossing into your beach bag for weekends away at the cottage.
3. Giant Flamingo Party Tube. Hand on heart, I ordered this inflatable on a Friday morning during rush hour traffic… and it was waiting on my doorstep by the time I arrived home at 5:00 PM. Every beach day needs a floating flamingo! And this one’s a TERRIFIC price at just $26.00. It’s been rated 5 stars too – go ahead, this one’s a no-brainer.
4. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Super Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. Bring the party to the beach with this super-portable Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly big, clear, crisp 360-degree sound and big bass. You’ll enjoy 10 hours of musical happiness on a single battery charge.
5. Balmshelter Tinted Lip Gloss (SPF 17). Look good and protect your pucker from the sun’s harmful rays. The texture of this gloss is buttery smooth and it applies easily with no sticky residue.
6. Straw Tote. Pick your favourite straw tote – there are over 3,000 options on Amazon.ca!
7. Sun Bum SPF 30 Moisturizing Lotion. This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging.
Love what you see? Pop on over to Amazon.ca and grab your own beach day essentials before summer is up! You can also enter to win a $100 Amazon.ca gift card below. Good luck!
My go to beach essential is definitely a good beach umbrella because otherwise I come home with a sunburn (even with sunscreen). Loving that Sport Brella!
Sunscreen, sunglasses, bikini, beach towel, lip balm & my bf
As a pale redhead, my go-to Beach essential is sunscreen!!
My beach essential is lots of natural sunscreen and a good book.
Go-to beach essential…wine and a good book. :)
I must have shade at the beach so a good sun shelter is a must when I’ve had too much sun and need a break.
My beach essentials are sunscreen and a camera.
I need sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrella and blanket for the beach!
✮ (¸.•´✶My beach essentials are sunscreen, Water, Lip Balm, and a Camera to take lots of Pictures =)
My beach essential is a big towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, & lots of water.
I would LOVE to have The Sport Brella you featured, it looks awesome!
My go-to beach essential is my floatie, I could float for days!!
Beach essential is a hat for sure!
My go to beach essential is definitely a good sunscreen and a hat because I’m sensitive to the sun. (which means I get heat stroke easily)
Spf 50 sunscreeeeen!
My go to beach essential is a big towel or chair and sunscreen and hat
My beach essentials are sunscreen, a towel, my sunnies, a good book and plenty of water! That Sport Brella is right up there too!! :)
I have to have sunscreen. Being a redhead, I just burn.
towels, beach blanket, sunscreen, floaties
My fave beach towel and monogrammed tote.
My go to is sunscreen as I am very pale and would die without it.
My beach essential is a very large umbrella, sun screen, towels, and beach shoes
As a redhead it’s sunscreen and a hat for me.
Sunglasses for sure. My kid stepped on mine before our camping trip and I had to repair with medical tape, so due for a new pair.
My beach essential is lots of sunscreen!
Sunscreen, coverup, snacks, shades & a trashy magazine.
My beach essentials are sunscreen, blanket, cooler filled with cool beverages and water floaties for the kids to play on!
My go-to beach essential is definitely sunscreen!
My go to beach items are a floppy hat, sunscreen, lounger and a book
sunscreen, sunglasses, comfy chair, water, snacks and good company!
My beach essentials are sun tan lotion, after sun lotion, extra clothes and cover ups, sun glasses, sun hats, a cooler with plenty of drinks and snacks and toys like frisbees etc. Always good to plan for any weather. Thanks for the giveaway. And Happy Summer! Thank you!!
Mine are a big floppy hat and sunglasses!
My essentials are sunglasses and sunscreen and a ball to play.
My essentials are sunblock, a beach chair and a good book.
good book, sunscreen, towels and water
My beach essentials are sunscreen, sunglasses and a good book.
Sunscreen and bottled water are top of the list!
Big fluffy beach towels, swim masks, and sunscreen
Sunscreen and a sarong which I can wear while walking or lay on while relaxing on the sand.
My beach essentials are sunscreen,sunglasses,beach towel and a book.
Tanning lotion and towels. Thanks!
My go-to beach essential is a good sunscreen and sunglasses.
My beach essential is a pair of sunglasses. Any amount of sun and i’m a squinter.
I hardly go to the beach (really I should) but when I do my essentials are a large towel and tote bag
My beach must haves are sunscreen, a hat, an umbrella, chair and beach toys!
Mine are food and beach ball for the kids.
My go to beach essential has to be sunscreen and a hat. Got to protect the skin!
I need sunscreen, otherwise I look like a lobster.
Lots and lots of sunscreen !
Love that umbrella. Perfect for sports events!
Water! Need to keep the munchkins hydrated!
SUNSCREEN!! Its sooo important to protect your skin! Also a cute beach towel and sunglasses go a long way too ;)
SPF 50, jug of water, sunglasses and an oversized towel are my beach essentials!
My go-to beach essential is bottled spring water or filtered water from a great filter system. Wouldn’t want to dehydrate under the hot sun.
My main essential is a good comfy towel, but I also need sunscreen and water.
That Sport Brella is genius! My go-to beach essential is a big floppy hat to keep the sun off my face and head!
My go to beach essentials are water and sunglasses.
My go to is my beach blanket. It repels the sand and wet well yet is comfy.
Sunscreen is a must! And bottled water to keep hydrated!
My go-to beach essential is shade and sunglasses.
Towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and most importantly a good book….love to read in the sun
With my fair skin and red hair, high SPF sunscreen is a must!
My go to essential is definitely a nice bikini and a high SPF sunscreen.
sunscreen towel glasses and snacks
Never leave without sunscreen, water, sunglasses and a light cover up.
Baby powder. ..it gets all that sand off
Definitely need my sunscreen and sunglasses.
It would have to be my acer tablet, so I can play games, my hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.
For the beach, I need sunglasses, a sun umbrella and an extra large towel.
Sunscreen would be my beach essential!
definitely sunscreeen as I burn real easy
Towel, sunglasses, water, and good tunes on my phone with ear buds are my beach essentials!
My go-to beach essential is a good pair of sunglasses.
For me it’s sunscreen, an umbrella, a great towel, snacks and a good book or magazine.
My beach essentials are sunscreen and a hat. I can’t handle the sun for long and MUST have these.
Sunscreen and my Tofino towel
Sunscreen, plus snacks, lots of snacks!
Sunscreen and a great book.
Cute and extra thick beach towel
Sunscreen is a must.
Debbie White Beattie
In order to go to the beach you need a blanket or lounge and a cooler
My go-to beach item would have to be lounge chair! So relaxing in the sun! :)
I must have on my eye/face cream on with spf. I like to have water also for hydration.
Definitely sunscreen, a good book and water!!!
Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and a coooler of water.
A high SPF sunscreen for sure. My whole family burns so easily.
My beach essential is shade! I bring a shade tent and hat!
My go to is always my high spf sunscreen
Sunscreen and a book or magazines.
Sunscreen is at the top of the list since I don’t want to burn.
A high SPF sunscreen is always first on my list.
sunscreen is a must, sunglasses and maybe the cooler
My go to beach accessories are sunscreen, water, and a book.
I bring my inflatable alligator floatie, books/magazines, cooler with water/secret beer/cider, lunch or a snack, paper towels, solar charger, phone, cups, wet wipes, towels, blanket, swimsuit, ipod/speaker, sunglasses & my beach shade. lol, sometimes I bring an umbrella too! but if we’re going later in the day we just bring a cooler bag with ice, secret beer/cider, ipod/speaker & a blanket or sweater. lol
My go to beach essential is sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen, drink and my book.
Sunscreen and a cooler full of cold drinks!
Sunscreen & sunglasses are a must! And cold drinks so we stay hydrated
My go to beach essential is a water bottle!
Sunglasses are my beach essential!
I burn super easily these days so an umbrella/tent for the beach!
My beach essential is a towel, sunscreen and water
Water, towel, sunscreen, a copy of cosmopolitan, sunglasses, phone, snacks
A nice pair of sunnies :)
Sunscreen, bikini, sunhat and a Sport Brella!
sunscreen is a must have
Awesome! I love the speaker and the flamingo…..going shopping now!!
a towel, sunscreen and bottles of water
My top beach essential would be a towel or snacks!
sunscreen, beach towel, and sunnies!
A Beach Umbrella. I bring my own shade with me.
Sunscreen, towels and something comfy to sit on.
A good absorbent towel!
Sunglasses and a big umbrella!
My beach essentials are a hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion, water, flip flops, big towel, snacks, umbrella, sand toys, reading material and wipes.
My go-to beach essential is my beach blanket – waterproof on one side, sand brushes easily off the other. Best beach blanket we’ve ever owned!
My go to beach essentials are appropriate sunscreens from head to toe and including for lips. A beach towel, a bikini, sunglasses, my beach bag for a pillow… goggles. A hair tie (or swim cap). Comb. Moisturizers for hair and for post-sun / post-swim / post shower.
My go-to beach essentials include my stainless steel water bottle, sun hat, sun screen and beach toys!
My go to beach essential is my big beach bag tote. It fits everything i need and then some.
Sunscreen and bottled water. Thanks for the chance.
My go to beach essential is sunscreen! And a floppy, wide-brimmed hat.
I take a towel, sunscreen and a good book to the beach.
My go to beach Essential of course number 1 is either a towel, sheet or blanket to relax on and something to shade my face and my kids like an umbrella. You always gotta bring sunscreen or Even a tanning spray or lotion that has sunscreen SPF in it to get your tan on. ☺️????
My go-to beach essentials are sunscreen,hat,snacks,water and a towel!
My go -to beach essential is a great book, sunscreen and plenty of water.
Definitely sunscreen and also a hat!
Definitely the sunscreen, sunglasses and my swimsuit and towel.
Sunscreen,a hat,sunglasses and snacks are all essentials!
Sunscreen and a good book and if I’m on a good beach a snorkel!
My summer essential is definitely sunscreen! Would never go to the beach without it
Sunglasses, a wide brim hat, beach blanket and a floatie pillow… with lots of silly magazines to read!
sunscreen for sure
sunscreen and a good hat.
My beach essentials are my folding lounge chair
A good sized beach umbrella
My beach go to item is my oversized straw hat.
My beach essentials are a towel,water,sunscreen, sunglasses,an umbrella and some music. :)
My beach essentials are towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and snacks.
My beach day essential is sunscreen. Without it means pain later.
a big cooler/picnic basket to hold lots of snacks and cold beverages!
Definitely lots of sunscreen.
I have to have cold water, a good book and a beach chair!
My go-to-beach essential is sunscreen and a book.
My go to beach essential is my sunscreen and sunglasses.
My go-to item is always sunglasses you can never have too many!! These are awesome!
Definitely sunscreen, sunglasses, floppy brimmed hat and sheer cover up all tucked in a large tote.
Sunscreen, floated and snacks!
My essentials are a beach bag, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, beach towel and flip flops.
My go-to beach essentials are sunscreen, hat, water and a good book!
My beach essential is a comfortable chair with an umbrella attached.
I always take my sunscreen, sunglasses, large towels, and a cooler full of iced water when I go to the beach.
I have so many from sunscreen to a light coverup!
i must have my sun block for protection
Sunscreen and water!!
A big floppy hat!
a towel coconut oil shades & a good book
Books and sunscreen
My go to beach essential is definitely sunscreen and if there’s fresh fish around then a bag of shrimp too :-)
Sunscreen is essential for the beach.
My go to beach items are sunscreen, bottled water, sunglasses, towel, snacks and a good book.
My beach essentials are sunglasses and sunscreen.
Sunscreen is my go to beach essential
An umbrella to help save this skin from becoming a lobster
Definitely sunscreen – for me and for the kids.
Sunglasses are my summer essential! I also prefer cute but inexpensive sunglasses as I often lose or break mine. I’m loving the Sojo’s and will be getting a few pair!
Sunscreen these days, and almost ready to buy a beach umbrella. I never thought Id become this person Lol.
Sunscreen for the kids and I, sunglasses for my wife and son.
My Beach essentials are sunscreen a big fluffy towel and a good book
Wow awesome ???? contest my beach bag. Big towel and suntan lotion. Liked and loved
Sunscreen is my go to beach essential.
My beach essential is a umbrella, sun screen and water!
MUST HAVES: sunglasses, sunscreen and a swimsuit!
My go-to Beach essential is sunscreen! (As well as phone, camera and snacks!)
Good sunscreen large umbrella.
My beach essentials are sunscreen a hat and a book!
My beach essentials are sunscreen, sunglasses and water.
Sunscreen and Sport Umbrella is a must!
Sunscreen, sunglasses and water and towel.
Sunscreen, lip balm, and water
Sunscreen, sunglasses and a beach umbrella.
My go-to beach essential is a great summer read!
I never head to the beach with a good sunscreen, and sunglasses!
iced tea, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfy sandals
My beach essential is sunglasses, sunscreen and a good book!
My go to beach essential is a very good sun block cream.
A couple of things: sunscreen, sunglasses and water.
My go to beach essentials are sunscreen, lip balm, water, sunglasses and a book!
My beach essential is for sure sunscreen!
A very large blanket to keep the sand out of your shoes!
I just need my swimsuit, a big towel and a good book to read and I’m set.
Sunscreen, towels, and some beach toys for the kids
A fabulous cover-up
A good pair of sunglasses to protect my eyes.
My swimming trunks and sunscreen
Our beach essential is actually a bottle of baby powder. It works wonders to get wet sand off easily, and gives us an excuse to use up the countless bottles we were gifted when my daughter was born.
My essential is sunscreen and lots of water to drink.
My beach essential is sunscreen.
My beach essentials include blanket and pillow! I love to be comfy!
Sunscreen and a swim suit!
Sunscreen is a must for me and sometimes a hat!
Always always sunscreen – my husband, and thus our kid, is part Danish part English! Burns are a constant worry
Cold drinks in a lightweight cooler!
I can’t go to the beach without sunscreen! :)
Sunscreen and a sunhat.
I use a shower curtain on the sand to keep the sand off our mat and also love sunscreen, snacks, sunglasses and thick towels. Don’t forget a book too!
My go to beach essential is definitely a great pair of sunglasses and sun screen
A wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, a big plush beach towel and sunscreen
A big floppy light hat that won’t get squished in my bag. And a nice soft cooler for our lunch. I don’t want to leave the beach in search of lunch.
Sunscreen, beach toys, lifejackets and snacks! All are super important!
A big beach towel lots of sun screen and plenty of water
My sunglasses and water, absolute musts!
a towel, sunscreen, water, snacks, and shovels/pails for the kids
my go to beach essential is a floaty
An umbrella and blanket!
Sunglasses, a towel and sunscreen.
I got to have my sunscreen
My go to beach essential is my sunscreen
Sunscreen is my beach essential!
My essential is a swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a good book!
Definitely a sunscreen with high spf is a must
Lots of lots of sunscreen as my kids and I burn easily
Cool shades like yours and a big beach blanket and hat and cover up!
My go to beach essential is sunscreen and an umbrella.
A really comfy chair!
My go-to beach essential is definitely sunscreen with a high SPF, so I don’t burn!
My go-to beach essential is sunscreen and a towel.
Sunglasses and lotion for sure
My beach essentials are sunscreen, sunglasses, book, towel and drinks
My swim suit and my sun umbrella.
Sunscreen and water.
My beach essentials are sunscreen, flip flops and sunglasses
Sunscreen lotion, towels, sandwiches (because we get hungry!), sunglasses, parasol and lots of water!
My sunglasses and my Kobo
my beach go item is sunscreen, I also make sure I have an umbrella to block the sun and a great book
My go-to beach essential is sunscreen.
The Sport Brella ????????????
Music player and headphones are a must.
music , sun glasses and a comfy lounger — I love relaxing at the beach its my happy place
My beach go to are a pair of sunglasses, an oversized towel, and sand toys for the kids to busy themselves!
My go to essential for the beach would be my sunglasses to protect my eyes.
My go to beach essentials are sunscreen and lots of water! I love the heat but get dehydrated way too quickly!
Mt go-to beach essential is my sun screen and ball cap
Sunscreen is a must on the beach.