Well hello to you my reader chums! Salty air, sandy hair and beaming sunshine are what beach days in the summer are all about. I live on the coast so am forever down the seaside especially in the warmer months. Nothing makes me happier than getting a group of friends or family together and spending the day at the beach, relaxing, chatting and enjoying a swim in the sea. It's my favourite place to be, I love where I live and the freedom I have to be by the seaside.
As I'm a pro at beach days, I've put together my must have essentials to bring with you:
Sun cream - The first and most important essential has to be sun cream. If you're spending the entire day under the sun's rays, you need to ensure your skin is protected with regular sun cream application. My favourite one to use is Nivea's tan enhancer factor 30 because it helps slowly build your tan but also provides the necessary protection.
Sunglasses - Ensuring your eyes are protected from sun damage is vital. When the weather is warmer and I'll be out all day with the sunshine glaring at me, I like to wear some sunnies. The beauties shown above are a Primark number I love to pair with all my summery outfits.
Tangle Teezer - Salty, tangly hair can be a nuisance after a swim in the sea so I find carrying my trust Tangle Teezer with me is forever a must. It makes untangling hair a breeze and I love the travel friendly size of it - too cute.
Hand sanitiser - Sandy hands, melting ice creams and salt sea water; as much as I adore the beach sometimes things can get a little messy. I like to always have hand sanitiser and tissues with me for any 'just incase' scenarios that go ahead - it's always best to be prepared!
Book - As I live so close to the beach, it's lovely to escape from life's everyday hustle and bustle, to simply relax. When soaking up the beautiful sunshine, I find it's the perfect time to enter the world of a brand new story and fully unwind.
Headphones - Topping up my tan is the best time to completely relax so I like to pop in my headphones, listen to all my favourite tunes and maybe even have a cheeky nap! Headphones are a necessity I bring everywhere, you never know when they'll come in handy.
Water - A day in the sun, leaves the body dehydrated so it's vital to continuously drink water. Whether that means packing water in a cool bag or buying water bottles when arriving at the beach, it's a must have to ensure you're hydrated.
Coin purse - Instead of bringing a bulky purse to the beach, a coin pouch is an alternative to store your card, cash and keys in without the heftiness of the usual accessory. I also find if the coin purse is big enough, you can tuck away your phone to prevent sand and water damage.
I hope you enjoyed my beach day essentials post. What do you like to bring?
Thank you for reading <3