A Day At The Beach & Beach Day Essentials - Honestly Hannah

A Day At The Beach & Beach Day Essentials

Growing up in a beach town, I've always adored the beach. I found myself so attached to the beach that I even decided to go to college near to beach as well. If you live near the beach, you'll understand how addicting the salty fresh air and the smell of the sea can be. Summer always ends up being an extremely busy time for me, but it's always refreshing to head to the beach whenever I have the chance, even if it's only for an hour. I'm excited to share some of my favorite beach day essentials with you today!

The beach day:

The essentials:

1. Tumbler cup:
Drinking water at the beach is extremely important. With the hot sun beating down on you all day, you should be drinking lots of water. I love bringing a tumbler cup with me with some iced water and a slice of lemon. For some reason, I always found myself craving lemon water at the beach, so I just started bringing it!

2. Sunscreen and lip balm
I'm always really careful when out in the sun because my skin is so fair. I'll bring sunscreen to apply on my body, but I always just use my moisturizer as my facial sunscreen. Along with being fair, my skin is also very sensitive. I find that using regular sunscreen on my face tends of clog my pores, so I just use my facial moisturizer that contains SPF. Lip balm is just as important as sunscreen, as it is important to protect the delicate skin on your lips. I love a nice tinted lip balm that contains SPF, as it protects your lips while also adding a bit of color.


3. Floppy hat
This summer especially, I have been loving floppy hats. They protect your face and neck area and also look really cute. They're perfect for a day of lounging on the beach.
4. A huge towel
I can't be the only one who gets frustrated with a tiny beach towel. I find that having a huge towel is much more convenient for a day at the beach, as you can fit all your belongings on the towel without having to throw them in the sand. I just love being able to spread out on my towel and enjoy the day!

5. A good book
The beach is my absolute favorite place to read. I feel like I'm able to really enjoy it without getting distracted. Currently, I'm reading Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. I love it so far! 

6. Cute sunglasses
Huge sunnies are a must for a beach day. I do, however, take my favorite sunglasses everywhere, not just the beach! I've always thought it was a good idea to purchase a cheaper pair of sunglasses specifically for the beach, only because they could get easily scratched or damaged at the beach.

7. Post-sun moisturizer
The sun can take a toll on your skin, so it's important to replenish the moisture when your beach day is over. You don't need to buy a moisturizer that's made specifically for post-sun. Your favorite moisturizer will do just fine! I'm obsessed with the Body Butters from The Body Shop. They always make my skin feel so soft and refreshed after a gorgeous day at the beach.

What are some of your favorite beach day essentials?!
xo Hananh

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  1. I always wanted to live near the beach, it just seems so relaxing and refreshing! :)


  2. Man it's so hot today - wish I was by the water!

    xx Yasmin

    1. Same! I need to go back to the beach ASAP :)

  3. Awesome tips. I love the beach as well! Although, I don't get to see it near as much as I wish I did. Thanks for sharing :)

    Morgan | www.monde-et-mode.com

  4. I'm heading to the beach in a few weeks. These essentials will definitely come in handy. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya


  5. This is a really nice post. I really like that you have thought of the essential items needs. Great picks!

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  7. Your photos are stunning! They look so calm! Great blog post!


    1. Thank you! The water was extremely calm that day :)


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