What to Pack for the Perfect Day at the Beach

It’s officially summer and you know what that means- beach day everyday! Okay, well, for most of us we really just mean those occasional weekends getaways we can sneak in when life calms down. No matter how busy you might be this summer, don’t forget to plan a beach day or two because everyone could use some fun in the sun and sand in between their toes. Our Beach Day Essentials Checklist will completely take the thought out of packing and get you on your way to the beach sooner!


1. Bathing Suit

Who said you can't wear a bathing suit more than one way? Albion makes gorgeous mix and match suits that will keep your bathing suit wardrobe fresh all summer. 

Albion Weekender Switchback Swim Crop

Albion, The Weekender Switchback Swim Crop, $88

2. Hat

Our signature faded-navy hat embroidered with our white logo in the front and classic Sailormade logo in the back pairs great with any beach outfit. The leather back strap makes this hat adjustable to fit any size head. 

Sailormade Signature Hat in Faded Navy with white embroidery

Sailormade, Signature Hat, $25 (Sold only in Sailormade Shop)

3. Sunglasses 

Randolph USA has a style for everyone this summer from the P3 rounded to the classic Concorde sunglasses. Each style comes in a wide variety of frame and lens colors to match anything. 

Randolph USA Sunglasses P3 Aviator

Randolph USA, Various Styles, $160-230 (Also sold in Sailormade Shop)

4. Accessories 

What's better than nautical jewelry when you're heading to the beach? Sailormade has plenty of bracelets that will remind you of the ocean and stack well with each other to create the ultimate beach look. 

Sailormade Wheat Endeavour Double Rope Bracelet

Sailormade, Wheat Endeavour Double Rope Bracelet, $76

Sailormade Reef Cuff Bracelet

Sailormade, Reef Cuff, $84

5. Sunscreen

Badger's 100% natural, non-greasy zinc oxide sunscreen is great for moisturizing and protecting your skin. After a long day at the beach in the sun, Badger has you covered with their organic Blue Tansy and Lavender After Sun Balm. 

Badger Zinc Oxide SPF 25 Sunscreen Lotion and Badger After Sun Balm

BadgerZinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, $18  and After Sun Balm, $10 (Also sold in Sailormade shop)

6. Lip Balm

BitchStix's six lip balm flavors are perfect to pack for beach because they contain 30 SPF to ensure your lips stay soft and smooth all day long. Their products are made with certified organic ingredients and aromatherapy grade essential oils. 

BitchSitx Lip Balm

BitchStix, Various Flavors, $10 (Also sold in Sailormade Shop)

7. Towel

Lualohas are soft, absorbent, durable, lightweight and quick-drying making them perfect for the beach. These Turkish towels come in hundreds are different designs and colors that are easily packed into your beach bag. 

Lualoha Turkish Towels Classic CoralLuaLoha Turkish Towel Classic Denim

LUALOHA, Turkish Towels Assorted Colors, $39 (Also sold in Sailormade shop)

8. Beach Bag 

Can you ever go wrong a signature J.Crew piece? This simple, natural sandstone straw tote is large enough to fit everything you need for the beach and gives any look a classy addition. 

J.Crew Straw Market Tote Beach Bag Natural

J.Crew, Straw Market Tote, $54.50

9. Shirt

This nautical long sleeve navy and white striped shirt is the quintessential beach piece that everyone needs in their closet. Saint James crafts their shirts out of a corded cotton material that is durable and sweatshirt-like to keep you warm by the ocean's breeze. 

Saint James Meridame Long Sleeve Nautical Stripe Shirt Navy and White

Saint James, Meridame Long Sleeve Nautical Stripe, $95 (Also sold in Sailormade Shop)

10. Cooler for Snack and Drinks

Add a touch of fun, colored pattern to brighten up your beach day and keep your snacks and drinks chilled to perfection. Mier's coral and aqua cooler is waterproof, well-insulated and large enough to fit all of your friends' drinks as well. 

Mier Large Soft Cooler Coral and light blue

Mier, Large Soft Cooler, $17.99


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