Beach days are back, baby. No matter where you are in the US, it’s finally getting warm enough to pack up the car and head to the coast — even if your “coast” is the local lake you’ve been pretending is the ocean since you were a kid.
The perfect beach day doesn’t really matter where you spend it. Hell, if you’re miles upon miles away from any body of water, you can even create the best beach day right in your backyard with the right beach accessories and gear. For real, snag your best beach chair and a couple of pounds of sand from Home Depot and you’ll have a beach right in your Nebraskan backyard. We can pretend, can’t we? But, it’s safe to say that those of you with access to the open ocean are especially lucky when summer comes around. From wicked waves to boardwalk ice cream to freezing cold drinks to pesky gulls hovering over your packed snacks, a day at the beach is incomparable to a day anywhere else.
It’s beyond important that when heading to the coast, you pack all of the right beach gear and accessories to ensure your day goes smoothly. For real, one key item forgotten can ruin your entire day in more than one way. No one wants to panic purchase overpriced sunscreen at the seashore. It’s a big no from us.
From must-have necessities to beach accessories on the less important (yet fun) side of life, check out all of the beach gear you simply have to bring on your next coastal getaway. Whether you’re headed to the seaside for a week or a day, these staples will only amplify your time.