24 Must-Have Items for the Beach

By Brittni • Updated on 02/13/2024

Roundup // Cool Beach Coverups

Two weeks from today, I’ll be jumping on a plane for a full week of fun in the sun. Saying that this vacation was needed is an understatement. So, I’m super excited that it’s almost here.

The only thing is…It’s been a while since I’ve spent any amount of time at the beach. I know…I know…I live in Florida. The irony is not lost on me. So, I’m probably going to need a few new things. Oh darn!

Here are my top picks for what to wear/ bring with you on a beach vacation, aside from sunscreen of course.


1. Zimmermann verano playsuit

2. sandcastle cover-up (love the back)

3. paddleboard mini cover-up

Roundup // Beach Sandals


4. maya sandal (these are only $38)

5. the knotted thea sandal

6. Rachel Comey fero sandals

7. NO.6 two strap heel from Totokaelo

Roundup // Beach Towels

Beach Towels

8. Maslin & Co zebra beach towel (faux and made of cotton – do not panic)

9. Turkish towel from Poketo

Hats to Wear to the Beach


10. Catarzi brim straw hat

11. Obey baseball hat

12. ASOS felt fedora hat

Awesome Sunglasses Roundup


13. Twiggy sunglasses from Moorea Seal

14. Karen Walker super duper sunglasses (want these)

15. The Row gradient shade sunglasses (and these!)

16. Kate Spade Saturday sunnies

Cool Swimsuit Roundup


17. Marc by Marc Jacobs deep-v one piece

18. Zinke one piece

19. Swash underwire bikini (love this pattern)

20. Suboo one piece

Roundup: Best Bags for the Beach

Beach Totes

21. Cold Picnic leather tote (not practical for water, but still love it)

22. Clare Vivier matilde canvas tote (need this)

23. jada large tote

24. hooray tote from Ban.do (only $20)

P.S. If you want to DIY something for the beach, try this easy sandal project or a hand painted beach ball.

What is on your must-haves list for the beach?

7 comments | Click here to reply

Thanks Kelly. I’m pretty pumped about it.


Lovin’ all those beach totes (And that beach towel, too!)! So excited you guys are taking a real vacation, well deserved!!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

oooh, ik hou van je stijl! Helemaal mijn ding!

Elsbet | La Vie Pure

Oh good, Amalia. I’m pretty ready for beach season too! Ready to put on the sunscreen.


I’m honestly in love with every single item here. I cannot WAIT for beach season!


Yes! They are calling mine too, Katerina. I really want a pair.


No 15 sunglasses are calling my name!!!

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