Let’s face it, gone are the days of me lying out with nothing but baby oil on in the hot New Jersey shore beaches. (Not like MTV the Jersey Shore, the nice part people!) As hotter temperatures approach us for summer time (yes, today is forecasted in the sweltering 100s range!) you need to know my beach day essentials so you can be comfortable and prepared to lounge, at least for a few hours! See mine below and where to shop similar as well. Long live summer. 1: Beach basket-these woven ones are great since although some sand gets in, it can also get out through the weave of the basket. Mine is from Positano, Italy. I found a similar one by House of Perna here.2: Kiss My Face SPF 30 spray for body-it’s cruelty free and natural, I spray this all over my body every 2 hours or so. 3: Neutrogena SPF 55 for my face-it’s lighter than the Kiss My Face spray and is noncomedgenic. Plus I like to use a higher SPF on my face for anti wrinkle purposes. 4: The Beach People Aztec Roundie Towel-I love these plush towels! 5: S’well Metallic Rose bottle-Pretty sure I own about 5 of these in different varieties. They cold stuff cold for longer than any other water bottle I have ever used. Perfect on those 90-100 degree days. 6: Ted Baker Swim Cover up-mine is from a few seasons ago but I still love it and sometimes wear as a dress with slip! I like the updated version here too. 7: Target Floppy Straw Hat- Full disclosure, Target beach hats and swim are my jam. They’re affordable and you won’t worry when they get all sandy, worn, and beach beaten. I like this classic one here.