Make sure your beach bag has everything it needs with the help of our checklist

The Beach Bag Checklist

Whether you’re heading to sunnier shores or not, beach trips are part and parcel of any family holiday. But despite the beach being a much-loved tradition, figuring out what to bring can be a little tricky.

While beach towels and swimsuits are an easy win, there are plenty of other weather-related accessories to remember, as well as outdoor toys for kids.

To make sure you and your little ones have everything you need to enjoy a day of fun in the sun, we’ve created a beach bag checklist. Now, who can see the sea?

Standout Swimsuits

If you’re planning a beach trip, then chances are you’re looking forward to plenty of swimming. While bikinis are the perfect pick for the pool, swimsuits are a better option for the waves and wind of the seaside.

To swim in style, why not opt for swimsuits with little extras like embellishment or cut-out sections? Helping to give you an added boost of confidence, decorative details are guaranteed to let you and your swimwear stand out.

This neon paisley one-piece swimsuit by Bodysculpt takes poolside confidence to a whole new level

Soak up the sun in style with this blue chevron beach towel

But your swimming experience wouldn’t be complete without some super-soft beach towels! From colourful designs and slogan towels to novelty patterns, our beach towels are just the thing
to brighten up your holiday.

Count On
Kaftan

When it’s too chilly to sunbathe but you’re not quite ready to pack up and head home, fashionable beach clothing is a must.

Perfect for popping on over your bikini, this stylish kaftan style cover up is just made for sunny days

Finish all your summer outfits with these fantastically fun pink sunglasses

For a breezy option to throw on top of your swimwear, try a kaftan. Featuring a loose design that can easily be removed, a kaftan is a summer staple that you won’t be able to live without.

Team it with a boho beach bag and a pair of statement sunnies and you’ll be good to go!

All About The Accessories

Having the right accessories can make or break any beach trip. As well as hand sanitiser and plenty of water, weather-related essentials should be at the top of your list.

From sun cream and sunglasses to lightweight long-sleeved tops and hats, making sure you and your family are protected from the sun should be a number one beach trip priority.

Whether you’re hitting the beach or the shops, this large mesh bag is a must

Give your sunny-day outfits a boho twist with this vintage-style floppy hat

Plus, remembering to pack all your accessories now will save you buying extra ones when you arrive at your destination. A win-win!

Let The
Games Begin

A beach trip wouldn’t be a beach trip without plenty of outdoor games to enjoy. From bat and ball activities to football and Frisbee fun, little ones love running around and getting active in the sunshine.

Swing into action with the Championship Swingball set, perfect for all surfaces

Bat and ball games are perfect for playing in the sun

Not only do outdoor toys provide an exciting alternative to swimming, but they’re also great for encouraging family and friends to work together. Let the games begin!

Wet Weather Essentials

While we wish that every beach trip had sunny skies, we can’t always be so lucky.

This pink mac with tropical print will keep them dry if it starts to rain

Keep feet safe and dry if the weather turns in this fantastic pair of wellies with an all-over glitter effect

If the forecast doesn’t look too promising, remember to pack a few wet weather accessories, including a rain mac and wellies for kids. And, come rain or shine, a beach parasol makes a handy addition to any seaside trip.

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