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Top 10 Beach Essentials for Summer 2019

July 02, 2019

Written by Alex Balerna, Summer 2019 Intern 
summer 2019

The official start to summer was June 21st, meaning we need to start getting our beach essentials together as fast as possible for the rest of the summer! Typically when you go to the beach, you want to get all your stuff together the night before so you can leave right in the morning to get there before the crowds. I like to pick out a bathing suit and beach outfit the night before while also making sure I have everything I need: 

  1. Sunglasses
  2. A hat
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Water bottle
  5. Headphones
  6. A towel
  7. Beach chair
  8. An umbrella
  9. A book
  10. My custom ISlides

I love our Summer Pattern collection- some of my favorites are theFlamingos,Sailboats, and theSpongebob Pineapple Sky slides. They have so many great and unique patterns for summer that it’s honestly hard to choose a top three. 

So anyway, when I wake up the next morning, I’ll get ready and have everything together while also definitely grabbing snacks so we can leave for the beach! But the biggest question of the day is: What beach and where? For me personally, there are two best beaches. One of my favorite beaches isMayflower Beach, in Cape Cod, specifically in Dennis, MA. I love Mayflower because it’s a really big, nice family beach and I always run into someone I know walking by since, for me personally, a lot of my friends love going to the Cape during the summer just like I do! There’s nothing better than laying down at Mayflower on your towel, with your sunglasses on, and just relaxing and listening to the beach waves crashing in the distance, that’s for sure. 

My second favorite beach is Sachuest Beach, or as I call itSecond Beach, which is down in Middletown, RI, next to Newport. The Newport/Middletown area is one of my favorite spots because it’s extremely nice and has really cute stores and restaurants to visit while there on vacation or even just a day trip. Second Beach is one of my go-to beaches that has plenty of parking, nice outdoor showers, and even a snack bar that’s right next to the parking lot and easily accessible whenever you get hungry on the beach. However, the water there tends to be pretty chilly, but on a super-hot day it is exactly what you need to cool down and relax. I personally prefer to bring a chair to this beach over a towel, especially if I go in the water a lot because it’s just overall more comfortable and prevents everything from getting really sandy. My ISlides are a great addition for the beach in general as well, because they are super easy to slide on and off and are comfortable to walk on (even in the sand!). 

Overall, having everything you need for the beach is absolutely essential, so make sure to pack everything I listed (and maybe more) before you leave, because there’s no turning back once you’re on the road. Comment some things on your beach essentials list or maybe a few things I forgot that I should add to mine myself! I hope this blog helps you remember some things you might not think of for the beach, and definitely make sure to try out Mayflower and Second Beach sometime before the summer ends!

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