Our 10 Beach Bag Must-Haves

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You’re sporting that new itsy bitsy bikini and ready to hit Kits Beach, but is your bag in order and packed with the essentials? Before you head to the beach this summer, make sure you have these 10 beach bag must-haves with you. From sunscreen to lip balm to sunglasses, we’ve got you covered!

Our 10 Beach Bag Must-Haves

Garnier Ombrelle Dry Mist SPF 60 ($16.99, Shoppers Drug Mart)
We hate feeling all sticky from sunscreen, don’t you? This fabulous dry mist from Garnier will ensure that you are protected from the harmful sun’s ray, and the sand won’t stick to you!

Garnier Obrelle DRY MIST

Biotherm Soin Solaire Face Multi-Protection Sun Cream SPF 50 ($35, London Drugs)
In addition to offering the high protection you want, this Biotherm sunscreen includes anti-aging benefits too.

Biotherm Soin Solaire Face Multi-Protection Sun Cream SPF 50

MALIN + GOETZ Mojito Lip Balm ($14, MASC)
Prime beach time is well before cocktail hour, but this mojito-inspired, mint-flavored lip gloss will get you through until that “happy” time, and keep your lips hydrated and kissable.

MALIN + GOETZ Mojito Lip Balm

Verona Slip-ons in Cantaloupe Pink and Shell White ($75,Native Shoes)
Extremely comfy and light weight, these injection molded EVA slip-ons from Native shoes are absolutely perfect for a day at the beach. And yes, they are water-proof and odour-resistant. Nice!

Verona Slip-ons in Cantaloupe Pink and Shell White

Vintage-Inspired Square Sunglasses ($6.80, Forever 21)
We love a pair of oversized sunglasses for the beach, but with all the sand and surf, you can bet we’ll be leaving our YSL’s at home. That’s why we’re smitten with the sunnies from Forever 21. And at just over six bucks a pop, we’ll be sporting more than just one pair over the summer!

Vintage-Inspired Square Sunglasses

Women’s Floppy Straw Sun Hat ( $18.94, Old Navy)
Keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face with a fabulous floppy hat. We love this casual, yet sophisticated topper from Old Navy that can easily be folded into your beach bag, without damaging it.

Frenchie Tote Bag

Crochet Trim Swim Cover-up ($19, Joe Fresh)
The bathing suit cover-up is an essential part of a summer wardrobe. Throw on this sweet little one from Joe Fresh as you stroll home from the beach or pool.

Crochet Trim Swim Cover-up

Colour Block Stripe Beach Towel ($49.50, Pottery Barn)
Get yourself a fun towel this summer. Bright blocks of tonal stripes add a burst of uplifting colour to days spent lounging at the beach.

Colour Block Stripe Beach Towel

Frenchie Tote Bag ($9.99, West Elm Market)
How cute is this little bag? Throw in your necessities for the beach, and off you go!

Frenchie Tote Bag

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion ($19.99, Chapters)
This is a romantic comedy about a handsome but awkward genetics professor and the woman who is totally wrong for him. It is arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, and it will make you want to drink cocktails.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

What are your beach bag must-haves for a day at the pool or beach?

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Lesley Mirza works as an editor for lipstickpowdernpaint.com and writer for a variety of publications, covering travel, beauty, spas, food/drink, and culture. When she's not hopping on a plane or sipping a cocktail, she can be found walking her two pugs on Kits Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Follow Lesley on Twitter and Instagram.
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