Sun, Sand, and Surf: 11 Things for the Beach You Need to Bring in 2024

Good news: We don't have to think about winter for a while. 

Better news: You might be packing for the beach. 

If the latter is true, there are a few must-bring items for that next spectacular beach vacation for 2024. 

Because when it comes to beach days, some essential items simply cannot forget. Whether you're planning a day trip or a week-long vacation, having the right gear will make your time in the sun, sand, and surf so much more enjoyable.

That's why we've put together a list of just under a dozen things for the beach that you absolutely need to bring with you in 2024.

1. Sunscreen

First things first, you need to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. Applying sunscreen before you hit the beach is an absolute must.

Make sure to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply it every two hours or after swimming or sweating.

Protection from the sun is key when you're planning long days at the beach. 

2. Beach Throws

Towels are for the bathroom. 

Throws are for the beach. 

A good throw is an essential item for any beach day. Not only does it keep you dry and comfortable, but it also provides a spot to lay out and soak up the sun.

Suniela offers a wide range of Boho throws to choose from, some with tassels and pompoms.

3. Beach Bag

You need something to carry all your beach essentials, and a beach bag is the perfect solution. Choose one that's big enough to hold everything you need, including your towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and snacks.

Need a bag for your beach throw? Check out our new beach mat bags here!

4. Beach Shade

While soaking up the sun is fun, you also need a place to retreat to when you need a break.

And what could be a better place to grab some shade, read a book, enjoy a drink, and watch the waves, than a Suniela cabana.

Sunielas come in four different styles and dozens of different stylish prints including Bubblegum, Tribal Eggplant, Moon Mist, Yellow Sands, Cherry Vines, Fuchsia, Soleil, Piña, Electric Blue, Violet Sunburst, Chrysalis, Parakeet, Dragonfruit, Jungle Vibes, and more. 

The cabanas take less than five minutes to set up and are durable enough to last the entire time on the beach that you do. 

5. Beach Chairs

Sitting on the sand can be uncomfortable for extended periods.

Beach chairs are a great way to relax while keeping the sand out of your swimsuit. And if you really want to tackle the beach in style, toss a low-seater beach chair under a Suniela and you'll be set.  STAY TUNED BECAUSE OUR AWESOME NEW CHAIRS ARE ABOUT TO LAUNCH!

6. Cooler

Staying hydrated and nourished is crucial when spending time in the sun, and a cooler is the best way to keep your drinks and snacks cold and fresh. 

Cooler = way cooler.

7. Beach Games

Beach days are all about having fun, and what better way to do that than with some beach games?

We're talkin' the classics; paddle-ball, frisbee, volleyball, and baseball, but don't forget a backgammon board, crosswords, and Yahtzee. 

Imagine playing Yahtzee on a Boho throw under a Suniela? Bring it on. 

8. First Aid Kit

Accidents can happen, even on the beach. Having a basic first aid kit on hand is always a smart idea. 

9. Portable Beach Speaker

A beach day is never complete without music.

A portable beach speaker is a must-have for any beach trip. You can enjoy your favourite tunes while sunbathing, playing beach volleyball, or relaxing in between waves.

10. Beach Towel

A good beach towel is an essential item to have when heading to the beach. Whether you need to dry off after a swim or want to lounge on the sand, a soft, absorbent towel is a must-have. 

11. Insulated Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is important, especially when you're spending time under the sun. An insulated water bottle will keep your water cold throughout the day. Plus, you'll reduce plastic waste by not buying disposable water bottles. 

So there you have it, beachgoers. Your schedule day at the beach just got easier. There's always a lot of stuff to bring with you to the beach and luckily, Suniela's deluxe beach tent collection are easily portable, compact, and super light. 

From sun protection to entertainment, these things will make your beach trip unforgettable. Don't forget to check out Suniela's collections for stylish and functional beach gear. 

Happy beach-going!