ten best Beach essentials

Ready, set, sunscreen!  Sand and sea are just the start of a fun family vacation with these top essentials.

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My family always looks forward to a summer retreat to surf and sand.  A lazy morning sipping coffee on the beach, reading, swimming, and walking as far as we can looking for seashells.  My boys compete to dig the biggest hole ever, stopping only to eat and to catch a few waves to cool down.  Are you planning to visit the shore, and spend your day catching the rays with friends and family?  You’ll need a towel , blanket, cooler, and straw hat.  If you are missing anything , you are in luck as we have rounded up a few of our favorite must haves for the shore.

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Stake in the Sand Beach Cup Holder – $10.95

Just perfect. Made of sturdy, weather resistant plastic. Holds most drink containers. Clip and eyelet for keeping accessories off the ground. I love that it is insulated and holds your keys and glasses.

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Striped Sun Hat – Fuchsia – $28.00

Fuchsia and white striped floppy sun hat will shield you from the sun while keeping you looking good. The straw hat material is woven with a clear mesh to help hold the shape for style year after year. Who doesn’t love a little personalization. Many color options to match your suit or wrap.

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Monogrammed Soft Sided Cooler – $42.56

This monogrammed soft-sided cooler is easy to tote around and keeps drinks and snacks cool and ready for your next party. It’s just the ticket for great tailgating or a trip to the beach! Light and collapsible for easy storage when not being used.water football


This is an exceptional top quality football with deluxe butyl bladder for maximum air retention and optimum playability. Itzaball is great for playing at the beach, lake or around the pool. Really fun for all ages.

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Vera Bradley Rio Rosie Large Straw Tote – $68.00

Woven paper-straw material pack flat and has a sturdy, removable base. Tote has faux-leather straps and an convenient hanging pocket inside and palm trees appliques.  Straw is the go to material for beach life.

sc127hpk_scarf_pink_elephant_mainStella & Dot Union Square Scarf – Hot Pink Elephant – $59.00

Wrap up in luxurious printed scarves this summer.  I love this hot pink elephant print and the perfect pink and orange color combination. Keeping you cozy for day as a light wrap for color and a  perfect evening  wrap as you go into the night to help with the cooler evenings. Available in many colors.wine-serving-tray-hero82954

Bamboo Picnic Wine Tray with Legs – $25.95

Take your wine anywhere, and avoid spills with this handy wine tray. Tray holds your wine or champagne bottle up right and keeps two glasses securely off the ground. Hand-crafted bamboo tray is perfect for a romantic picnic for two. Very stylish and functional.

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Basic Beach Towel Terry-Lined w/ Zipper Pocket in Various Colors design by Turkish-T – $82.00

This is a wonderful towel with the Basic Towel cotton on one side and shaved terry cloth on the other. Complete with hand tied tassels, and convenient zipper pocket, to hide away your belongings. This super absorbent towel is perfect for drying off after a dip in the pool or ocean!Available in many fun colors, this towel is sure to be a staple for any day on the water! Measures 68″ x 38″.inflatable falmingo_ pool party_ blissfullydomestic

Sunnylife Inflatable Flamingo – $89.95

Think pink a pink flamingo that is! New to the Sunnylife inflatables range, this water bird features a surface large enough to stretch out on if you wish just add air to the Inflatable Flamingo and float the day away all summer long. Great for the pool, lake and the essential prop for a family photo shoot!break the ice_kate spae_blissfullydomestic

kate spade new york Break the Ice Gold Cooler Bag – $50.00

Break the ice wherever you go with our toteable cooler bag. the durable shiny gold exterior–adorned with the phrase “break the ice”–cleverly conceals a roomy (wipeable!) lining that’s the perfect spot to stash icy drinks for any sunny, summer afternoon.

su2brolx_beach-seat-bronte_8c63f153-909e-4c91-a277-59df7cc40fb5Beach Seat in Bronte design by SunnyLIFE – $60.00

Get comfortable with this fashionable Chair and matching Tote! With a fold-up aluminium frame and adjustable carry strap, the Beach Seat features a polyester fabric with an arm and neck rest for optimum comfort and a slip pocket to hold your reading essentials. It’s a breeze to carry around,  unfold and laze..


Tote Bag  by SunnyLIFE – $45.00

The printed Beach Tote features a durable cotton exterior with an all-over fresh and summery print. Coming with twin handles at the top and a spacious
interior at 52 x 42cm, it’s the best way to carry your towels, sunscreen and music to the sea!

Enjoy your day.
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Deborah von Donop About Deborah von Donop

Hello! Deborah is an Interior Designer for over 20 years and is the owner and publisher of Interiors Blog: dvdinteriordesign, a portfolio collection of design ideas and inspirations. You can see more here: Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

When she is not busy with her business, you will find her cheering her kids’ at sporting events, concerts and plays, camera in hand, and trying to get to the gym. She is blessed to be the wife of one, mom of three boys, and caretaker of a dog, two fish and a bunny!

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