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Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

With summer upon us and the Fourth of July weekend just around the corner, getaways and beach vacations are on the horizon for a lot of us. That’s why today, we’ve rounded up an essential summer packing list for a beach vacation. Whether you’re going island hopping or spending the weekend poolside, here are some summer must-haves for a fun holiday.


Summer Packing List: Beach Vacation Essentials for Women

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

1. Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40

First thing’s first: sunscreen! Every summer packing list must have this number one essential. The Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 is our choice for protective sunscreen because it effectively absorbs UVB rays and reflects UVA rays. It’s made of mineral particles that are larger in size and safely sit on top of skin to provide much needed protection this summer. It contains winter cherry that protects the skin from the damaging effects of atmospheric pollution and blue light emitted from phones and computer screens. Blueberry helps protect the skin from infrared-induced free radical damage, the primary cause of skin aging. The best part? This product features a blendable zinc oxide formula that not only protects the skin but also provides a brightening pink tint that’s perfect under makeup, giving you a perfect Instagrammable summer look. This clean product is free of sulfates, parablens, mineral oil, and other synthetic products. Shop at Anthropologie.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

2. FARM Rio Reversible Bikini Set

Jet-setting beach babes will need to pack light and pack smart this season. That’s why we recommend this tropical-inspired reversible Rio bikini set from FARM. It features season-appropriate ruffle short sleeves for extra flair and a tie detail between the cups that add a touch of femininity to the look. It also includes a hook-and-eye at the back with shoulder straps, padded cups, and a lined shell for your utmost comfort as you lounge beachside this summer. This tropical bikini set is imported from Brazil. Shop at

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

3. TKEES Leather Wrap Sandals

Adventure calls this summer and make sure you’re ready to heed that call in style. These Tkees Leather Wrap Sandals will bring you from the beachside to late night parties with its sleek likes and wrap-around ankle strap that goes well with swimwear or a pair of jeans or cutoffs. Also great with a dress! This summer staple  features a gladiator silhouette that will never go out of style. Be charmed by this Tkees piece, expertly crafted by the husband-and-wife duo behind the brand, Jesse and Carly Burnett. Shop at Anthropologie.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

4. Seafolly Palm Cove Square Sunglasses

Your summer packing list won’t be complete without a pair of sunglasses. This pair comes from Seafolly, a long-standing favorite among beach-goers in Australia, thanks to the brand’s boutique-worthy looks that are inspired by celebrating the joys of a full, active life. The brand’s attention to detail is evident in every piece, including this pair of sunglasses that feature a dark tortoise color. Shop at Anthropologie.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

5. Eric Javits Jav IV Squishee® Tote

Get the fun, summer look of straw and the sturdiness of Squishee® material in this beach-friendly tote from Eric Javits. It features slim leather shoulder straps that are easy to wear and a body that is made of flexible Squishee material that’s both durable and stylish. Shop at Nordstrom.

Summer Packing List: Beach Vacation Essentials for Men

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

6. Polo Ralph Lauren Nautical Print Swim Shorts in Navy Multi

A man’s list of beach vacation essentials begins here: a trusty pair of swim shorts. Polo Ralph Lauren offers an illustrative nautical print in this comfortable piece, which is expertly crafted from a silky technical fabric with quick-dry properties. It has a mid-rise elasticated waistband fitted with a drawstring, a back pocket with an applique logo patch and a mesh brief lining for comfort no matter where adventure takes you this summer. Shop at Harrods.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

7. Jack Black Sun Guard Very Water-Resistant Sunscreen SPF 45

Adventurous men need sunscreen that works double time. The Jack Black Sun Guard Very Water-Resistant Sunscreen SPF 45 features a vitamin-enriched, oil-free formula that offers superior broad-spectrum protection and absorbs quickly, so that your next adventure doesn’t have to wait. It’s specifically formulated for extreme conditions and effectively forms a barrier of protection and stays on the skin even during intense physical activity like cliff diving, river rafting, and more. Shop at Neiman Marcus.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

8. Sanuk Men’s Beer Cozy Light Flip Flop Sandals

A comfy pair of flip flops is a definite must-have for summer. Sanuk Men’s Beer Cozy Light Flip Flop Sandals are inspired by happy hour. It features a synthetic strap with soft jersey lining and a new slim profile featuring a footbed made from real yoga mat with arch cookie for added comfort. You’ll enjoy the Happy U sponge rubber outsole too, which will inspire you to grab a beer, sit back and relax beachside this summer. Shop at Dillard’s.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

9. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Bluetooth Speaker

Bang & Olufsen beats the competition once again with the Beoplay range of Bluetooth speakers, which come in an array of gorgeous colors inspired by the deep green tones of Scandinavian trees. It is especially engineered to provide the best sound possible in a compact, sleek design that you’ll love to carry with you wherever summer takes you. It is perfectly sized to carry in your pocket or bag as the season calls for adventure. It has a playtime of up to 24 hours at a moderate volume level. It is also equipped with a powerful built-in microphone for making and taking crystal clear voice calls. from wherever you are. Features a rounded aluminium grill paired with a double-moulded polymer base, making for a durable shell that is water and dust resistant. Comes in gorgeous colors: black, clay, moss, sand stone, sky, umber, and pine (pictured). Shop at Bloomingdale’s.

Summer Packing List for a Beach Vacation

10. Tumi Luggage Tag Powerbank

We’re rounding up the summer packing list for men with this travel essential: the Tumi Luggage Tag Powerbank, a double-function device that lets you easily charge your iPhone or iPad while you’re on the road. Perfect for roaming the world in style this summer. Shop at Dillard’s.

More summer stories await in the links from our archive below.

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