Scroll through the slideshow above to see our favorite beach essentials.
Whether you’re a beach bunny who has grown up by the sand, or a city chick venturing to the coast for a weekend there are a few beach essentials every woman needs for a successful day by the water.
From a shady umbrella to a water-resistant sunscreen, purchasing the correct items can really be what makes or breaks a beach trip — because seriously, no one wants to be the girl who gets burned and spends the rest of the week religiously applying aloe vera and lotion every five minutes.
Though it’s not all about practicality, a successful day at the beach also requires the right outfit, which is why we have put together this list of both practical essentials and fashion essentials. Scroll through above and never be underprepared for an ocean-side expedition again.
*Feature Image via John Rawlings, 1941