So you’re planning a day out at the beach with your family and you pretty much have everything packed in your extra-large beach bag, but still you have this gut feeling that you’re forgetting something. Let’s face it, nothing ruins a fun day out than when you’re in need of something that you forgot to bring along. Worry not, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of possibly all the things that you could require while on a day out at the beach.

  1. Sunscreen

Possibly the most important thing that has to be included in your family beach bag, is sunscreen. It is very important to take care of your skin and protect it against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Moreover, if you or anybody in your family has especially sensitive skin that is prone to sunburn, a good sunscreen lotion is an absolute must.

  1. Sunglasses

These are a necessity as much as they are a fashion statement. A good pair of shades can protect your eyes against sun damage and also make you look stylish while you’re having fun and frolicking around the beach sand and waters.

  1. Books and Magazines

It takes only a while to get tired from the physical activities on the beach and if you’re looking for a perfect tan, you will have to lie down under the sun for a good couple of hours. In order to not get bored in those hours and to keep yourself entertained, take along with you a good book and/or a magazine.

  1. Headphones and/or a wireless speaker

Music makes everything great and while you doze off under the sun, a pair of headphones will come in handy. Listen to your favorite songs and enjoy a peaceful time while the sun puts up that gorgeous tan on your body.

  1. Towel(s)

Whether you use one to lie down or to dry up after a quick dip in the water, a beach towel is perhaps one of the most important things to pack in your beach bag. Choose a funky, colorful design that helps you distinguish it from others so that it doesn’t get lost or stolen.

  1. A water bottle

It is important to keep yourself hydrated. Choose an easily-portable bottle that keeps water cool and keep sipping fresh water throughout the day to keep well hydrated. Nothing worse than losing out on the fun because you feel drained out.

  1. Dry Shampoo

In order for you to look your best throughout the day whether you’re simply sunbathing or grabbing drinks at the beach bar, dry shampoo can come in handy. Keep your luscious locks in place and oil free with a good dry shampoo that nourishes your hair while also styling them just how you like it.

  1. Lip balm