Don't Forget Your Beach Essentials

Don't Forget Your Beach Essentials

It’s no surprise that we love the beach and the coastal lifestyle here in Queensland, Australia with beach days all about sun, sand and sea. Whether you’re heading to the beach for a picnic, a swim, or just to relax and soak up the sun, there are a few essential items you should consider bringing along to make the most of your day. Here’s a list of what to take to the beach for the perfect beach day:

Sun Protection: The Australian sun is intense, so make sure to pack a high-SPF sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a beach umbrella for shade to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

Bucket Hat: The quintessential accessory that is practical and stylish, the wide brim provides ample shade, shielding your face and neck from the sun’s rays. Made from lightweight and breathable materials like cotton a bucket hat ensures optimal comfort even on the hottest days. It’s versatile design makes it easy to fold and pack making it convenient addition to your beach essentials. We are currently obsessed with the Bonnie Bucket for staying stylish whilst staying sun safe.

Beach Towel: A large, lightweight beach towel is essential for drying off after a swim, lounging on the sand.

Swimwear: Make sure to pack a swimsuit that’s comfortable, fits well, and flatters your body shape. Some sustainable Australian swimwear brands we are currently loving are Bliss Boheme & Biia Swimwear.

Snacks: Pack a picnic basket with food and drinks to enjoy on the beach. Fresh fruit, cold water and chips are always a winner and perfect for a beach day.

Beach games: Beach games is a great way to have fun on the sand post swim. A few of our favourites are frisbee and catch.

A Book: If you prefer to relax and unwind on the beach, bring a good book to read or your journal. A beach day is the perfect opportunity to escape, unwind and take time for mindfulness. We are currently reading Wear Next Fashioning the Future by Clare Press.

A Tote: The must have accessory that is spacious enough to carry all your above beach essentials. The tote is not only practical, lightweight, breathable in construction, a tote ensures comfort under the sun’s scorching rays. Having a reliable tote

bag for the beach guarantees convenience and organisation, our favourite is the Daphne Tote

Post Swim Outfit: It’s always wonderful when you can go from the sand and go do something grand. I personally recommend the Valerie Shift in Vintage for a pop of colour or if a elevated linen set is what you are after you can't go past the Juniper Palazzo Pant with the Charlotte Crop. With the lightweight material and deep pockets it is an easy transition from day to night. 

With these essentials in tow, you’re sure to have the perfect Australian beach day. Whether you’re relaxing on the sand, swimming in the sea, or playing beach games with family and friends, make sure to stay safe and have fun in the sun.


Safety note: Always make sure to swim between the flags on patrolled beaches and follow the instructions of the lifeguards. This will help keep you safe and ensure you have a fun and enjoyable beach day.

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