12 Things I’m Packing for the Beach

12 Things I'm Packing for the Beach

Every summer my family spends time in Destin, Florida. It’s one of my favorite places and favorite trips each year. While this year’s trip will certainly look a little different considering we’re navigating a pandemic, I’m excited nonetheless to spend a week at the beach with my family. We still have a few weeks left before our trip, but I’m already looking forward to throwing my swimsuits, beach hats, coverups, and easy dresses in my suitcase for the week away.

I like to keep beach packing light, especially this year since we likely won’t be venturing outside of our condo/beach area. While this isn’t my entire packing list (I’m not that minimalist), I’m sharing 12 things I’m packing for the beach today! If you have a beach trip or even a weekend lake getaway, these pieces are right up your alley!

12 Things I’m Packing for the Beach

Amazon Cover Up // Love this crochet cover up! It’s $18 and so breezy. Perfect for the beach! Seen wearing in this post.

PERFECT Denim Shorts // I rave about these shorts all the time! They’re the only denim shorts I’ve ever found that don’t ride up, aren’t tight, and are the perfect length! A unicorn. Worth every penny! They run TTS, I wear my regular jean size 27. Seen wearing here.

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Amazon Sunglasses // Amazon has become my go-to spot for sunglasses. The quality of this pair is really great. They’re available in a handful of colors and under $20!

Brixton Hat // I’ve had this hat for a few years, it’s still my go to! It’s easy to travel with – it packs well or I’ll just carry it with me. Seen wearing in this post.

Straw Visor // I snagged this visor a few weeks ago and LOVE it! My close group of college girlfriends all ended up getting it after one of our friends recommended it. It’s only $25. It’s so cute!

Clean, Reef Safe Sunscreen // My sunscreen arsenal! Please make sure you’re switching to a mineral sunscreen (vs. chemical sunscreens). I wrote an entire post explaining why this is so important! For everyday face sunscreen, I use Beautycounter’s Daily Defense SPF. It’s not greasy and perfect to wear under light makeup. Pre-beach, I usually apply Beautycounter’s Countersun lotion all over. For touch-ups on the beach, I prefer the Countersun mist.

Amazon Scalloped Bikini // I’ve had this bikini for a few years now, and it’s still in perfect shape! It’s under $30, and the quality is really great! The material is thick and sucks you in. I have a size small. Thinking about grabbing another color for my upcoming trip! Seen wearing in this post.

Oversized Beach Bag // The PERFECT beach bag! I’ve carried this bag on two trips, and it’s great! It’s really large and has numerous pockets inside and outside for easy organization. The bag easily fits two beach towels plus much more! It’s currently 50% OFF!

Sarong Cover Up // This $13 sarong cover up comes in lots of colors and is great for throwing on to run up to the pool or the beach bar!

Easy Smocked Dress with Puff Sleeves // I love this fun dress by H&M! Perfect for dinner at the condo!

White Breezy Dress // I’m searching for a white dress to snap some beach pics in while in Destin. This one caught my eye!

J.Crew Tiger Print Bikini Top & Bottom // I purchased this suit back in January for Michael and I’s anniversary trip to the Bahamas. It’s so good! I love the fit and the fun tiger print pattern! I have a size small in both the top and bottom. Seen wearing in this post.