Summer Break 2022: What to Pack for Your Beach Vacation

Sunglasses, beach towels, cooler backpacks and more, shop everything you'll need for your next beach vacation.

Summer Break 2022: What to Pack for Your Beach Vacation

By Danica Creahan‍ 7:41 AM PDT, June 26, 2022

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Summer is here and it's the time to start planning the summer vacation of your dreams to help you get through the next few weeks. 

If the ideal summer break looks like a warm and sunny beach day for you, then you’re in luck. ET has rounded up a list of the best gear for your beach vacation, from scratch-resistant sunglasses that won’t end up broken at the bottom of your beach bag to blankets large enough to accommodate you and your travel companions. 

Trying to pack a whole day or week's worth of beach supplies? The Hydro Flask Day Escape cooler will keep your favorite snacks and drinks cool for up to 36 hours. Looking for a lightweight, foldable beach chair? Amazon has tons of options to help you get outside more this summer. 

Keep reading to check out all the best gear to pack for your next beach trip. 

MAXTOP Large Crossbody Fanny Pack


This fanny pack will hold your phone, wallet, cards, and other necessities while walking on the beach. 


Universal Waterproof Case


Take great pictures underwater with this universal waterproof case. 


SCOUT 3 Girls Bag


This lightweight bag is perfect for holding up to 3 large towels, sunscreen, and other essentials you need for a beach day.


YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler


The Haul is the first-ever YETI cooler on wheels. It is perfect for taking the Tundra's legendary toughness and unmatched insulation power the extra mile. 


KITADIN Beach Umbrella


This beach umbrella is of excellent quality and very durable; plus, it's lightweight for you to carry with the storage case included in the set. 


Birkenstock Milano Sandal


Birkenstock's might just be the O.G. comfy sandal — and they're basically everywhere this summer.



Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' 50mm Sunglasses


Lululemon Ear Loop Face Mask 3 Pack


Made from sweat-wicking fabric with stretch and shape retention, this face mask is perfect for everyday wear thanks to the soft, adjustable ear loops with cord locks. Available as a three-pack in four different colorway sets


BlendJet One Plus Portable Blender


This portable blender is USB-rechargeable, self-cleaning and equipped with a leak proof lid, making it the perfect way to make smoothies, protein shakes, margaritas and more, whenever and wherever you want. 


Amazon Basics Cabana Stripe Beach Towel


Take it back to basics with this 2-pack of classic striped beach towels, perfect for staying dry and getting some rays in.


Athleta Activate Face Mask 2 Pack


Designed for an active lifestyle, the Athleta face masks are breathable and quick-drying. The duo is great for doubling up. 


Anthropologie Market Tote


This chic tote bag will look great on your arm as you stroll down the boardwalk. It’s crafted from heavy duty canvas and boasts six pockets, a bouquet strap and a carabiner to keep your keys away from the sand.


McSimon 4Ply Black Disposable Face Mask


Much safer than a cloth mask, this mask is built with four layers for extra protection and extra comfort. 

$13$9 FOR 10

Boderier Casual Wide Brim Bucket Hat

Boderier via Amazon

This cute sun hat is crafted with 100% cotton and can be easily rolled up and tucked in your beach bag to pull out when you need some extra protection from UV rays. 


WildHorn Outfitters Seaview 180° Sand Free Oversized Beach Blanket

WildHorn Outfitters via Amazon

This large beach blanket is made out of sand-proof parachute material, equipped with anchor pockets to keep it in place on windier days and can be compressed down into an easily portable pouch. 


REKS Unbreakable Sunglasses

REKS via Amazon

These stylish sunglasses have polarized lenses to minimize glare, anti-scratch coating and an ultra durable, “unbreakable” polymer frame.


Hydro Flask Day Escape Soft Cooler Tote

Hydro Flask

The Hydro Flask Day Escape Pack is a lightweight cooler that provides up to 36 hours of cold insulation. The Day Escape Pack is designed to be leak proof and can be worn as a backpack to make it easier to keep your provisions cool on the go.


Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40


This sunscreen from Supergoop! is weightless and scentless to provide practically invisible SPF protection. Its oil-free formula works as a primer under foundation or on totally bare skin.

$20 AND UP

Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Water Bottle

Hydro Flask

This Hydro Flask bottle has a leak-proof wide mouth lid with a built-in straw, can keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours, and (most importantly) is dishwasher safe, BPA-free and non-toxic.


GCI Outdoor Waterside SunShade Backpack Beach Chair

GCI Outdoor via Amazon

This beach chair can be folded up and worn as a backpack. It boasts a collapsible sun canopy and cup holder for extra comfort and convenience.


ISILER Pop Up Beach Tent

ISILER via Amazon

This beach tent pops up for a hassle-free set up and can fit two to three adults or four to five children.


Dejaroo Mesh Beach Bag

Dejaroo via Amazon

This lightweight mesh beach bag has eight pockets to keep all your vacation essentials organized.


The Long Torso Sidestroke


We love the one-shoulder style of this swimsuit from Summersalt. It has a flattering cut with superior compression and comes in five color combinations. 

$95 $67 WITH CODE SALE30

Oseree Shine Colore High Waisted Bikini Set


Oseree has become a celebrity favorite for its flashy, fashion-forward swimsuits. This bikini set with a high waisted bottom glitters as much as it stuns.


Kindle Paperwhite


Whatever great beach read you pick out for your seaside getaway, you can read it easily, even on the sunniest of days, with this Kindle Paperwhite. 



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