woman ready for the beachThe ultimate beach weekender packing list

So, you've already planned out your summer vacation days, but the next question is: what should you pack? Here are ten must-have items for a perfect weekend at the beach:

1. Mermaid float

This mermaid float is ideal for all-day fun at the beach. Not only is it colorful, fun, and unique, but you'll be able to spend all day lounging around on it.

2. Cooler bucket bag

This stylish cooler bucket bag will keep your precious beverages, and snacks cool all afternoon long.

3. Microfiber beach towel

This microfiber beach towel stands out from the rest of the crowd, so you can easily identify your towel. Plus it dries in less than five minutes and is thinner and smoother than cotton.

4. Insulated water bottle

It's crucial that you stay hydrated while spending all day in the sun. To help with that, use this insulated water bottle to keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

5. Waterproof Bluetooth speaker

Keep the party going nonstop with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Its battery lasts up to 20 hours, and you can connect up to three smartphones at a time.

6. Tote bag

Snacks? Sunscreen? Wine? Use this tote bag that has eight pockets to organize and carry everything you need to have fun at the beach.

7. Mobile phone charger

Worried that your smartphone is going to die after a few hours? This mobile phone charger ensures that all your portable devices stay charged no matter what. It's so powerful that this charger can charge an iPhone up to seven times with one charge.

8. Sun hat

This fashionable sun hat will help protect you against the sun's harmful rays. Bonus -- it comes with SPF 30+ protection on the inside.

9. Picnic blanket

Want to picnic at the beach? Then use this picnic blanket that's 100 percent waterproof. Best of all, it's easy to clean.

10. Sunblock

This one's a no-brainer. Apply this broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunblock before slipping out from under the shade. It will also provide a light tint so you're always photo-ready.

Fun in the sun

Make the most of summer by spending as much vacation time as possible at the beach. Before heading out, ensure that you're well prepared and that you have fun by bringing the above items along with you.

  1. "20 Beach Essentials to Pack Next Time You Head to the Shore," Marie Claire, May 10, 2019.
  2. "42 Summer Must-Haves You'll Want to Use all Season Long," Country Living, May 24, 2016.

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