Last Minute Must-Haves For A Beach Day

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Sharing my essentials for a beach day - sunscreen, a good magazine, a snack, and of course, a Diet Coke with my name on it!

Sharing my essentials for a beach day - sunscreen, a good magazine, a snack, and of course, a Diet Coke with my name on it!

Growing up on the east coast meant impromptu beach days were a given in the summer, and I almost always forgot at least one thing in my bag. Remember how I am lucky enough to live 5 minutes from the beach?! Sure, I’ve talked about my summer beauty essentials, and the easiest lunch to bring to the beach, but that doesn’t mean that I always remember to pack everything! My friends are spontaneous, which is amazing and fun, but also super difficult for a planner like me. Anytime they surprise me with a day at the beach, I beg them to stop at a CVS on the way so I can grab my essentials – sunscreen, a good magazine, a snack, and of course, a Diet Coke™ with my name on it!

Sharing my essentials for a beach day - sunscreen, a good magazine, a snack, and of course, a Diet Coke with my name on it!

Sunglasses

Um, hello, duh! Who goes to the beach without sunglasses?! I never wear my expensive pairs to the beach because I’m afraid of loosing them. If I don’t have a pair on hand like these, I make sure to grab a pair when I stop at CVS on my way to the beach.

Ice Cold Coca-Cola™

Let’s be honest, people who love Diet Coke don’t just love Diet Coke. It’s their religion, their partner, their saving grace… Diet Coke is love, Diet Coke is life. For those of you who know me in real life, know that my mom only drinks Diet Coke. It is her coffee in the morning, her drink throughout the day, everything. When I stop at CVS I make sure to grab a few Diet Cokes and a few Coca-Colas. I love sharing an ice cold Coke with my friends and family!

Share a Coke is back with 1,000 new names featuring first and last names this year! I was able to find my mom’s maiden name, Webb, which I thought was so cool! I picked up one for each friend who was going to the beach with me that day. CVS is even offering two for $3 when you use your CVS ExtraCare card. Perfect time to stock up for your friends and family!

Sharing my essentials for a beach day - sunscreen, a good magazine, a snack, and of course, a Diet Coke with my name on it!

Sunscreen & Lipgloss

Over the years I’ve had to continuously up my SPF game. It makes me embarrassed, but at the end of the day health and safety comes before all. I recently received this SPF 50 in my FabFitFun box and really like the protection! I also bring a travel size lipgloss that has some sort of sun protection in it. Chapstick, lipgloss, whatever it may be make sure it is effective and cute at the same time! If you happen to forget your sunscreen or chapstick, CVS has so many great options for that as well.

Sharing my essentials for a beach day - sunscreen, a good magazine, a snack, and of course, a Diet Coke with my name on it!

Reading Material

I’m not the type of person who can bring a book to the beach, there’s just too much going on. But I do bring lots of magazines! I love soaking in inspiration when I can, and a beach day is a great day for that!

What do you make sure to bring along for a beach day? Check out lots more of great inspiration for Share A Coke!

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4 Comments

  1. katie said:

    I am telling you, there is NOTHING like a cold Diet Coke on the beach! My favorite.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Published July 22, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Haha, agreed girl!

      Published July 25, 2017Reply
  2. Yes, these are always must haves for a beach day! Sounds like you have an amazing time, I miss being 5 minutes away from the beach!

    Published July 24, 2017Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Thank you so much Nicole!

      Published July 25, 2017Reply