Checklist: beach bag essentials

The summer is letting us know it’s on the way! Days are getting warmer and the sun shines for longer. It’s time to get to the beach, to throw off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes! Do you already have a pack list for the things you’ll be needing to put in your beach bag? The kind of things that will make your day that little bit more enjoyable? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Discover our checklist for what to pack for your day on the beach!

Beach bag
Beach towel
Cap/hat
Bikini
Easy cover up
Flip flops
Sunscreen

Beach bag

We’ll start our list off with the bag itself! Here at Protest, we have some fabulous summer bags! There are printed cotton canvas bags and bags made out of straw. Choose one of these glorious bags like the Meavy or the Neath and start packing for your day out. For your smaller essentials, like your phone or maybe some money, you could use one of our wonderful clutches for transport. Check out our Randall and our Blocks straw clutches.

Meavy Bag Pink
24.99
Color: Marvelous
Size
Neath Bag Brown
39.99
Color: Coconut
Size
Randall Bag Brown
19.99
Color: Coconut
Size
Blocks Bag Brown
19.99
Color: Coconut
Size

Beach towel

You’ll need something to put between you and the sand. Check out our great beach towels. Made from 100% cotton, our towels are perfect for your day on the beach. Our Sleek towel can be transformed into a bag for ease of transport. Our Strena towel comes with it’s own inflatable pillow with matching pillow case!

Sleek Beach towel Pink
44.99
Color: Coral Blaze
Size
Strena Beach towel Blue
44.99
Color: Lagoon
Size
Silsurfer Beach towel Blue
29.99
Color: Lagoon
Size
Tholav Beach towel Black
34.99
Color: True Black
Size

Cap/hat

A great way to bring some additional style and shade to your outfit is by wearing a cap/hat. We’ve got paper straw hats as well as the Pixley trucker cap. Also check out our two great versions of the fedora hat, the Pousse and the Sandy hat, both made from 100% paper straw. There are also our wide brimmed Dakota 19 and the Pacoti, perfect for keeping the sun off of the back of the neck.

Pixley Cap Black
19.99
Color: True Black
Size
Pousse Hat Brown
24.99
Color: Coconut
Size
Dakota 19 Hat Brown
29.99
Color: Coconut
Size
Pacoti Hat Brown
29.99
Color: Coconut
Size
Pack your bag, it’s time to hit the beach! Don't forget your hat. Go for our Dakota 19.

Bikini

If you’re not already wearing it when you leave for the beach, remember to pack a bikini or two. We have a fantastic range of bikinis with different prints, textures and shapes. If you want to know which shape bikini will suit your body type, check out our guide. Remember we also have a Mix&Match range so that you can create you own perfect bikini. Have fun choosing the print, cut and size that you like best, right here.

Read next: Mix it up with Protest!

MM Natalie Triangle bikini top Pink
34.99
Color: Coral Blaze
Size
MM Cabelst Bikini bottom Pink
29.99
Color: Coral Blaze
Size
MM Cookie 19 Triangle bikini top Pink
34.99
Color: Coral Blaze
Size
MM Pistol Bikini bottom Pink
29.99
Color: Coral Blaze
Size
Sun’s out! It's beachtime! Create your own perfect bikini with our Mix & Match range.

Easy cover up

It’s great to have something with you that you can just throw on to take a stroll or to hang out at the beach club. We’ve got lots of great pieces that you can wear over your bikini. Check out our Harpers Kimono. This gorgeous top is printed with a fabulous tropical design. There’s also our Slade tunic or the Revolve 19 dress. You’ll find loads of ideas in our womenswear collection.

Harpers Kimono White
64.99
Color: Seashell
Size
Slade 19 Tunic White
64.99
Color: Seashell
Size
Revolve 19 Dress Black
44.99
Color: True Black
Size
Go tropical with our Harpers kimono.

Flip flops

The flip flop is the go-to shoe of the summer. We’ve got them, from simple rubber flip flops, great for walking through the sand like our Stamp, to gorgeous beaded versions like our Colta.

Stamp Flip flops Black
16.99
Color: True Black
Size
Colta Flip flops Black
34.99
Color: True Black
Size
Daiquiri Flip flops Pink
14.99
Color: Coral Blaze
Size
Salter 19 Flip flops White
29.99
Color: Basic
Size
Meet our Salter 19 and Stamp tongs.

Sunscreen

A day on the beach means lots of sunscreen. Remember to reapply regularly and use SPF50 on the smallest sun worshippers. You could also pack a lip balm with SPF. Read our article about how to protect yourself, friends and family from the sun.

There you have it, our list of beach bag essentials! We’ve packed sunscreen, flip flops, bikinis, a hat, towel and cover ups. Now threw in your sunglasses, a frisbee and a big bottle of water – you’re ready to go!

Enjoy your day on the beach!