I just can’t wait to get myself down to the beach this summer to relax and soak up the sun! Here’s a list of my top ten beach essentials to streamline your beach bag, with only the chicest accessories and beauty must haves.

1. John Lewis Flamingo Beach Towel, £15, johnlewis.com This wild flamingo design will make you smile every time you hit the beach – if you weren’t smiling already.


2. Meet Me in Rio Fedora, £265, jesscolletmilliner.com Inspired by Latin America; this hat works equally well teamed with a teeny bikini or a summer frock.


3. Garnier Ambre Solaire Moisturising Protection Spray, £6.50, boots.com This easy to apply spray moisturises, protects against sun damage, and smells great too.


4. Urban Outfitters Underwater Disposable Camera, £15, urbanoutfitters.com Capturing your kids exploring a new underwater world is pure magic.


5. Jimmy Choo Vivy Sunglasses, £390, jimmychoo.com These fabulous shades come with detachable jewel clips for when you’re feeling particularly fabulous.

6. Coolcase Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, £5.32, amazon.co.uk You need never be without your music with these portable, bullet-proof speakers.

7. Sophia Rogge Blue Coral Print Sarong, £65, beachflamingo.com The beautiful designs in this collection have been created to raise awareness for Coral Conservation.

8. Kerastase Soleil CC Creme, £15.95, lookfantastic.com This leave-in treatment repairs sun-scorched locks whilst adding mega watt shine.

9. Butterfly Flip Flops, £15, fatface.com As pretty as they are comfortable, the perfect footwear to take you from beach to beach bar.

10. Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15, £16, bobbibrown.co.uk Make sure your lips are kissably soft and protected from the sun with this pocket size lip balm.


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Kate Freud
Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

Kate Freud is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer whose features can be seen everywhere from the Daily Mail, to Grazia and Red magazine. Kate worked at the Daily Mail for nine years and left her role as Fashion & Beauty News Editor following the birth of her son, Jago, now 23 months.

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