If you really want to relax at the beach the key is a proper beach bag. I keep mine packed by the door, only swapping out bathing costume and towel. Below, in no particular order, are what I consider essentials:
A Good Book: I’m reading “How hard can it be?“ by Allison Pearson. Hilarious book written by one of my fav English authors for those of us in our later 40’s / early 50’s. Perimenopause, loss of memory and the drain of teenagers are all in this book, but delivered in such a funny way. For those of you with younger children try her previous book “I don’t know how she does it.”
Deodorant: Finally a safe deodorant that actually works!! Native
Summer Skin Cream: Goe Body Oil. Super moisturizing and gives you that summer glow
Summer Hat: Hair can be destroyed by the sun and salt. An open-weave straw cowboy hat like this one is my standard.
Sunscreen: One product fits all with this sunscreen for the whole family. If you spend a fair amount of time at the beach you know how quickly your family gets through this stuff! This product is reasonably priced and works!