There’s nothing like a day at the beach to wash away all the things that have happened during the week! For those fortunate enough to live so close to a beach, you totally know this already! So, it would be safe to assume you know what 7 beach essentials you always need to keep in your car for last-minute getaways!
For those that live in Wilmington, North Carolina, I am sure you know what to always keep with you so you can just indulge in beach life at any moment! After all, you are all-around beaches! Do you stock your car with the 7 beach essentials I am about to share?
Remember, going to the beach is only as fun as you make it! While you don’t want to fill up your cargo space or trunk with things you will just use on the fly, these beach essentials are items you will use every time you go. Unless of course, you forget to replenish them! Keep these 7 beach essentials in your car for last-minute getaways!
Keep These 7 Beach Essentials In Your Car for Last Minute Getaways!
Think about your workday. It’s long and often tedious, and you want to reward yourself with some of those last sunshine rays of the day when you are done working. However, in the morning you did not think to pack your bag so you could get to the beach on the way home!
Let’s change all that so that you can head to the beach at any point in time without any forward planning! I mean, spontaneous time at the beach is always more fun, right? What I won’t do is suggest you keep sunscreen in your car. We all know this makes a huge mess with the heat of the day!
Beach Bag for your Cargo Area (1)
The beach bag that you toss into the cargo area of your Jeep SUV, truck or car needs to take on the task of holding everything! No worries, because there are a lot of really great options for beach bags!
Inside the bag, you will find everything needed to have a great spontaneous beach escape!
The Packable Beach Blanket Mat (2)
Over time, packing for the beach has truly evolved and the packable beach blanket-mats that are available don’t hold sand. Better yet these mats practically take up no space at all!
Are you looking at this blanket and loving it? Well, it can hold up to 7 adults. So, if you happen to meet up with friends, they can all use it too. What better than this? The fact that is both sand proof and water-resistant! Did I mention it just packs up into a really small pouch and comes in a bunch of fun beach colors?
Flip Flops (3)
I have to be honest, I don’t know anyone that does not own too many flipflops, they seem to be a staple in almost everyone’s wardrobe. Take a pair you don’t wear too much and toss it into the magical beach bag that you will store in the back of your truck or Jeep!
Now when you get to the beach, just toss them on! Now, you are beach ready! Flipflops will shield your feet from the heat of the pavement to and from the vehicle! Also, in case anyone has broken glass they will keep your feet shielded from it!
Swimsuit and Coverup (4)
It’s time to frolic in the waves and surf. Then when the day is all done, you gotta coverup and get back home! Make sure your beach essentials bag has a bathing suit in it and a coverup.
For your suit, keep it simple. Choose one that you won’t miss if you don’t have it, but you will love and feel good putting on after a day of work! I always say less is better but to each her own! As for your coverup, again, easy options like a sarong. All you have to do is tie it around your hips and leave the beach!
Of course, guys have an easier solution, you can just toss on shorts and go in! However, if you are looking for a great look, board shorts are easiest!
Watch. Cover. Sip. (5 & 6)
Find a packable, rollable floppy hat! I have about 10 of these! The reason I love them so much is that you can roll them into any pocket of your beach tote! When you are done wearing it, simply roll it back up.
Don’t forget a water bottle. Do not leave water in it, but do keep an empty bottle that you can fill at a fountain or at work before you leave! Again, your bottle will easily fit into an outside pocket of your beach tote and it will keep you hydrated!
Packable Towel (7)
Not only will you love how small this towel condenses, but you will love how fast it dries you! This is the ultimate in beach towels for those stolen days when you run to the beach after work!
It is super absorbent microfiber towel and has a hanging loop. The pouch you carry it in is practically weightless. Just loop it onto your beach bag and it will be there for you!
Now you know what 7 Beach Essentials to Keep In Your Car for Last Minute Getaways! Enjoy! ~ DanaXO
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