Summer is fast approaching the St. Augustine coast, and we don’t know about you, but we’re itching to hit the sand and soak in the sun. But as any Floridian knows, even the best beach days must be prepared for. So with the help of a few local retailers, we’ve gathered some essentials to make your next St. Augustine beach bash spectacular.
Linen + Waves
Tired of applying sunscreen? Sick of worrying about your child getting burned? These UPF 50 swimsuits are fashionable and perfect for a day at the beach or pool. Definitely our new summer essential. Shop at Linen + Waves for all your coastal attire and sun safe swimwear!
Nautilus at the Beach
This year’s collections of swimwear from over 50 manufacturers are more colorful and beautiful than ever. Seasonal clothing is being delivered daily like of beautiful collections such as Jam’s World, lulu B, True Blue, Elan and Oh My Gauze! Nautilus at the Beach has a wide assortment of beach bags, sun hats, and sandals too bringing you the best on the beach for the beach and pool. They’re the type of suits that will make you stand out!
Diane’s Natural Market
Is there anything more essential for a perfect beach day than some really good sunscreen? If you don’t want to be bathing in aloe later, we say there isn’t. Try this lightweight facial sunscreen made with botanical ingredients (you can also get the non-facial version for the rest of yourself).
Hagan Ace Hardware
In that brutal Florida sunshine, the drinks must stay chilled and refreshing. This Yeti cooler will not only keep all your drinks and snacks icy, but the soft outer shell makes it a cinch to transport. Beach days just got a whole lot easier.
Once those drinks exit the cooler, don’t make them fend for themselves. This next-level koozie will keep your cans cool for hours even while they chill with you on the sand. Flimsy fabric koozies are a thing of the past.
Pit Surf Shop
When you’re done with beach blanket relaxing, get ready for a little friendly competition. A game of paddleball will keep the party lively (without needing too much athletic skill). It’ll be fun for any age that needs a little extra entertainment.
Don’t settle for just any run-of-the-mill beach towel. Lounge on the sand in style with a version that’s round and palm-printed. And it’s big enough that some of the gang can join you and get the perfect, Instagram-worthy beach pics.
Beach umbrellas are adorable and classic, but let’s face it – they can also be a bit of a hassle. They’re never quite far enough in the sand, so if it’s a blustery day, you’re bound to be repositioning it a time or two. Instead, you might opt for a beach cabana. Lower to the ground and with sun protection on all sides, this is perfect for the little ones playing in the sand.
Debbie’s Day Spa
When sunscreen on your face and sunglasses shielding your eyes just aren’t enough (or you just feel like looking super cute) this playful sun hat is an optimal choice. A wavy rim and black bow detail make it stand out among the rest while still feeling super classic.