Top 5 Must-Haves for a Beach Getaway

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Must-Haves for a Beach Getaway

Finally you’re on vacation and the beach beckons. Life is good, the sun is shining, work is a distant memory and you’ve just bought the perfect bikini! It’s time to gather up the girls and pack a beach bag for the day. Every woman knows that a trip to the beach requires a swimsuit and sunscreen but there are a few more must-have essentials needed for some quality fun in the sun. Girl’s Getaway has made up a list of what we consider to be our top five items to bring on your next girlfriend getaway in the sun and sand.

1. Get Your Groove On

Load up your iPod with music perfect for a day at the beach, in addition to golden oldies like Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters or Sarfari’s Wipeout we’ve found some more recent summertime tunes to add to your list.

Our favs:
Soak up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
Folding Chair – Regina Spektor
California Gurls – Katie Perry
1234 – Feist

2. Message with a Bottle

Yes, you can bring soda, or juice but on those really hot days water is an essential! This year go green and lose the nasty plastic, stainless steel water bottles are the newest hot accessory for beach fashion mavens. With all the new cool styles out there, it’s time make your fashion statement, as well as showing your commitment to the environment.

Our fav:

Sigg Water Bottle
Summer Splash
by Sigg



3. Beach Bags

If you’re going to spend some time on the beach you’ll need something to carry all your stuff around in. With so many choices, how’s a girl to choose the right one?

Our favs:

GypsyStyle Beach Bags Beach Bags Beach Bags for Girlfriend Getaway
Tote Bag
by GypsyStyle
Sunny Turquoise
by ikabags
“Devon” Recycled Magazine
by ErthBags

4. Summertime Reading at the Beach

Nothing serious please! Let’s face it, nothing beats lounging in a beach chair with the latest trashy book, but since there’s no Twilight book release scheduled for this year, we picked a few other delicious summer reads to help while away the afternoon.

Our favs:


The Island
by Elin Hildebrand


The Swimming Pool
by Holly LeCraw


The Red Queen
by Philippa Gregory

The Swimming Pool: Holly LeCraw Paperback release date April 19, 2011.
The Red Queen: Philippa Gregory Paperback release date June 7, 2011.

5. The Perfect Beach Hat

Our definition of the perfect beach hat: Big enough to shade and big on style, but small enough to stick in a bag.

Our favs:

Floppy Fedora Beach Hat Roxy Beach Hat Cowgirl Hat
Floppy Fedora
by Athleta
Kinda Shady Sun Hat
by Roxy
Small cowgirl hat
by Athleta

What are your must haves for a day at the beach?

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