Beach Must-Haves: Your Essential Checklist for a Perfect Day in the Sun this Summer

Are you ready for a fantastic day at the beach?

Before you hit the sand and surf, it's essential to make sure you have all the beach must-haves to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience heading into this summer.

We've put together a comprehensive checklist to make sure you're perfectly packed for that perfect day in the sun and sand. 

1. Suniela Canopies: Your Must-Have Stylish Sun Protector


You can't beat the sun. So don't try to. 

But you can protect yourself. 

Suniela's beautifully designed canopies not only provide much-needed shade but also add a touch of style to your beach setup. Made from high-quality materials, Suniela canopies offer UPF 50+ protection, shielding you from harmful UV rays. Plus, they are easy to set up, ensuring you spend more time relaxing and less time struggling with complicated — or blowing away — equipment.

What's more, Suniela offers a variety of options to choose from, all of which need no tent pegs, sandbags or tie lines.

Suniela's 'Deluxe' model canopies are made from BCI Cotton, meaning they are not only better for the planet but also supports the people who grow and pick the cotton.

All beach shade options are dyed with eco-friendly dyes using a process that creates no waste-water.

All canopies are printed on both sides with designed by artists from around the world.

If you're looking for a statement pattern or a do-no-wrong one-colour, make a statement at the beach in 2023 with a Suniela canopy.  

Each canopy in the Suniela collection takes less than five minutes to set up, is completely water resistant AND comes with built-in pockets that will keep your phones, books, shades, food, and whatever other tiny items you have with you dry and sand-free.

Before packing your Sunielas for your next beach trip, don't forget these other must-haves before getting to the beach:


2. Sunscreen: Your Skin's Best Friend 


When it comes to beach must-haves, sunscreen is an absolute necessity.

Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.

Suniela recommends using a sunscreen that is coral reef-safe to help protect our precious ocean ecosystems.

3. Beach Towels: Lounge in Comfort

A soft and absorbent beach towel is essential for lounging in comfort.

Look for towels made from quick-drying and sand-resistant materials.

Suniela offers a range of giant beach mats and boho throws that not only practical but also feature stylish designs that complement your beach ensemble.

4. Portable Cooler: Keep Refreshments Cold

Staying hydrated at the beach is crucial.

A portable cooler will keep your beverages and snacks refreshingly cool throughout the day. Opt for a compact and lightweight cooler that is easy to carry and can fit all your essentials.

5. Beach Chair or Mat: Find Your Perfect Spot


Having a comfortable place to sit or lie down is key to enjoying your time at the beach. Choose a beach chair or mat that suits your preferences.

Each Suniela offers ample space for you and yours to set up those beach chairs for optimal comfort. 

6. Beach Bag: Tote Your Essentials

A spacious and durable beach bag is essential for carrying all your beach must-haves.

Look for a bag with multiple compartments to keep your belongings organized. 

Once you're totted up, be sure to take advantage of Suniela's built-in storage pockets. 

7. Water Bottle: Stay Hydrated

Don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. Opt for an insulated bottle to keep your drinks cold even in the summer heat. Remember, staying hydrated is key to enjoying a long day at the beach.

8. Beach Games and Toys: Have Fun in the Sand


Enhance your beach experience with some fun games and toys. Whether it's beach volleyball, frisbee, sandcastle-building tools, or paddle balls, these beach must-haves add an element of playfulness and enjoyment to your day.

9. Snacks and Refreshments: Fuel Your Fun

Don't forget to pack some delicious snacks and refreshing beverages. Opt for portable and easy-to-eat options that will keep you energized throughout the day. Remember to bring a reusable container or bag for any trash to help keep the beach clean.

With this essential checklist, you'll be fully prepared for a fantastic day in the sun. Suniela's range of high-quality canopies, boho throws, and accessories ensure you stay comfortable, stylish, and protected from the sun's harmful rays.

So this summer, pack your beach bag, grab your Suniela beach must-haves, and get ready to make unforgettable memories on the beach this summer!