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Because packing should be just as stress-free as sitting with your toes in the sand.
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Picture this: You, lying on the beach, soaking up the sun with an ice-cold lemonade in hand. Sounds nice, huh? Pack up for a (well-deserved!) seaside getaway this weekend with this list of must-haves.
This bright upcycled bag is handmade in India from hemp fabric and recycled sari dresses. Pretty way to hold all your essentials with style, right? ($45, uncommongoods.com)
Who doesn't love playing in the sand? Put this collapsable beach pail and shovel into your bag to show up every 8-year-old on the beach. ($15, uncommongoods.com)
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If you really want to live it up, invest in a nice beach chair and umbrella. Not only will you stay cooler, but you'll also be more protected from the sun. (chairs, $30 each, bedbathandbeyond.com; umbrella, $30, bedbathandbeyond.com)
Get the most epic underwater shots with this old-school 35mm film camera. ($20, sunnylife.com)
If the ocean breeze isn't cooling you down enough, you'll be glad you have this misting fan by your side. ($10, amazon.com)
You can't hit up the beach without food. Put together some healthy snacks and meals in these easy-to-pack containers. (containers, $4.99-$16, uncommongoods.com; utensils, $16, uncommongoods.com)
Whether you're lying in the sand or want to dry off after jumping in the water, this towel is the perfect pick. ($15, amazon.com)
Stay protected as much as possible by wearing sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection and a floppy hat, especially while you're walking along the shore. (sunglasses, $53, amazon.com; hat, $15, hm.com)
If you want something you can munch on throughout the day, grab some Halfpops. With six flavors to choose from, you can snack on the half-popped kernels of popcorn for only 130 calories a pack. ($1.29, halfpops.com)
There's no cooler required when you have one of these bottles. Lasting up to 25 hours, it'll keep your water ice-cold all day. ($20, corkcircle.com)
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By Good Housekeeping