Spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but if the winter weather is dampening your spirits, it might be a good time to start planning your dream spring break vacation. Whether you’re hoping to get away from it all with friends, family or just yourself, a trip to the beach is a great way to relax and recharge while staying safely outside, able to socially distance when needed.
CBS Essentials has compiled a list of great gear to pack on your spring break beach getaway, from stylish sun hats to extra large beach blankets that can accommodate you and your travel companions. Want to upgrade that clunky cooler sitting in the garage? The Hydro Flask Day Escape backpack will keep your favorite snacks and drinks cool for up to 36 hours. Searching for sunglasses that won’t end up totally ruined by the end of your beach day? You’ll need a pair with scratch-resistant coating and a durable frame. And don’t forget the beach reads.
With the ever-changing landscape of traveling during the pandemic, something as simple as a trip to the beach might be the best way to enjoy a family vacation this spring break. Here’s a roundup of the best beach gear to pack for your next vacation.
Rio Wave beach folding chair
This foldable, sand-friendly chair weighs in at 5 pounds, making it easy to transport to your favorite sunny spot.
Lululemon ear loop face mask 3-pack
Made from sweat-wicking fabric with stretch and shape retention, this face mask for outdoor beach wear features soft, adjustable ear loops with cord locks. This 3-pack is available in nine different colors. (For optimum protection, pair this with an N95 face mask.)
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.
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 from getting lost in the sand.
N95 disposable face masks
Upgrade beyond the standard cloth mask with a more protective N95 face mask. This pack of 20, available on Amazon, offers some of the best per-mask pricing available on the site.
Boderier casual wide brim bucket hat
This cute sun hat is crafted with 100% cotton and can be easily rolled up and tucked in your beach bag.
WildHorn Outfitters Seaview oversized beach blanket
This large beach blanket is made out of parachute material, equipped with anchor pockets to keep it in place on windier days, and can be compressed into an easily portable pouch.
REKS unbreakable sunglasses
These stylish sunglasses have polarized lenses to minimize glare, anti-scratch coating and an ultra durable polymer frame.
Hydro Flask Day Escape soft cooler tote
The Hydro Flask Day Escape Pack provides up to 36 hours of cold insulation, is leak proof, and is designed as a backpack to make it easier to keep your provisions cool on the go.
Ban.do all around giant circle beach towel
This daisy towel makes the cutest beach accessory for spring. Its oversized design makes this towel great for lounging or even picnicking by the sea.
Supergoop Unseen sunscreen SPF 40
This sunscreen from Supergoop! is weightless and scentless to provide practically invisible SPF protection. Its oil-free formula also works as a primer under foundation.
Hydro Flask 32-ounce water bottle
This Hydro Flask bottle has a leak-proof, wide-mouth lid with a built-in straw. It can keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours, and (most importantly) it’s dishwasher safe and BPA-free.
Isiler pop-up beach tent
This beach shelter pops up for a hassle-free set up and can fit two to three adults or four to five children.
Dejaroo mesh beach bag
This lightweight mesh beach bag has eight pockets to keep all your vacation essentials organized.
GCI Outdoor Waterside SunShade backpack beach chair
This beach chair can be folded up and worn as a backpack. It boasts a collapsible sun canopy and cup holder for extra convenience.
Whatever great beach read you pick out for your seaside getaway, you can read it easily, even on the sunniest of days, with this waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.
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