What's in my Beach Bag

June 22, 2020
Happy Monday, friends! How was the weekend? We had a great one here - Father's Day and great weather really helped. I've been spending a lot of time taking Sophia to the park which also has a splash pad and decided to keep a bag ready with all the essentials. 
The great thing is that this bag is packed with just about everything you would need for the beach or pool too!

  • Tote Bag || We have so many of these LL Bean bags that I've now lost count! I love the zip top ones but the open ones are also great which is the one we use for day care.
  • Sunscreen || The Babyganics sunscreen is my favorite one for Sophia. It's SPF 50 and is really easy to apply. I remember it being such a pain to put sunscreen on when I was younger, but for some reason Sophia doesn't mind it at all and thinks it's a game - I'll take it. I also use a spray mineral sunscreen but I just purchased this Beauty Counter one that I can't wait to test out. 
  • Wet wipes & hand sanitizer || I actually always had these in our diaper bag and think it's great to have when you're ready for snacks. Especially now, I don't go anywhere without cleaning wipes and antibacterial, they are quite literally in every bag I carry. 
  • Wet Dry Bags || I use one wet dry bag for a change of clothes for Sophia after the beach, pool or park (if she get's super wet at the splash pad) and then I just put the wet bathing suit in the same bag. 
  • Clear pouches for toiletry items || These come in super handy for travel, but also for keeping things clean when you're at the beach. I just started carrying baby powder for the beach because I read that it's easy to get wet sand off and there are few things worse than being sandy! I keep some extra hair ties, a pair of sunglasses, my water spray and some lip balm. In another bag I keep some wipes and extra diapers. 
  • Portable fan || I bought this last summer for Sophia's stroller, but because flexible tripod you can really adjust it to be set anywhere. I post this up in our tent and it's a nice little breeze when we're snacking. 
  • Towel || Obviously a towel is a must in any pool bag, but I keep one packed in case we go to the splash pad and I also find it handy for getting Sophia dry before I change her form her suit and into clothes. The target $6 towels are fun and cheap - so easy to keep a few handy. 
What are some of your beach bag musts!

17 comments

  1. All the essentials! I can't wait to hear what you think about the BeautyCounter sunscreen, I have been wanting to try a new one!

    Rosy Outlook 

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  2. That portable fan is our favorite! I've heard a lot of good things about that beauty counter sunscreen. I just purchased the sun bum mineral one because it was easier for me to get. Let me know how you like the beauty counter one.

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  3. So is the splash pad at your park actually open? We have one here that our kids LOVE, but they aren't opening it because of Covid. It makes me SO sad, though, because its one of our favorite things to do! And it seems like it would be fine to have it open since its outdoors... especially because ours is rarely crowded.

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  4. Great items to have in a pool/beach bag. Wet and dry bags are genius and so helpful!

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  5. I am a big fan of BC and love their sunscreen. That pool bag is perfect!

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  6. So glad you guys had a wonderful Fathers Day weekend, your InstaStories looked like a lot of fun with Sophia. Loving that striped towel and those heart sunnies <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. You can see your true "Florida Girl" background shining through here! We always have our beach bags packed and ready to go! :)

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  8. Baby powder works like a charm to get sand off! It's life changing!!! XOXO, R

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  9. That portable fan looks like the perfect thing to pack!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. I need to start finding some bug spray that isnt full of toxins for my back yard... about as close as I'll get to the beach :) LOL

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  11. Definitely need to order that fan - it's perfect for beach days or even warm days sitting out on the deck!

    Karly
    https://www.whatkarlysaid.com

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  12. We LOVE Babyganics sunscreen -- it's always worked so well for my girls! And it's funny, I was just saying that I need a little fan for Isabelle when she's in her stroller or car seat, so definitely checking that one out.

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  13. Zoe doesn't mind sunscreen so much either. I think she is used to it because we literally had to put it on every day before school because they play so much outside. Its just part of life. She will even be the one to remind me if I forgot. We have a little portable fan that we take to the beach every summer, but I like your option that you can wrap around a stroller or attach to something. I will have to check it out.

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  14. That's such a cute beach towel! I've been thinking about trying out the BC sunscreen too!

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  15. There is no such thing as too many LL Bean totes!

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  16. We love those LL Bean bags too. How is that tarte chapstick/gloss? I need a fan like that for me when we are at the beach. Ha. I have never tried Beauty Counter's sunscreen, but I heard great things about it.

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  17. So nice that you have a splash park in your city! It is now getting so much hotter here in the summers it would be a great idea. In fact any type of pool, outdoor water - I think I'd make do with some sort of fountain haha (and that's for me). How do you find the Vichy atomiser? Does it work ok over makeup?

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