Beach Time

Sunshine is finally here in New England. We have been heading out to area beaches and rating them but after all the packing and unpacking I’ve found that there really are only a few essentials you need for a day at the beach. (Boogie boards are the only essential my kids need or so they say!)

Beach Cart – Yes! – After searching last year for one of these I finally bought one – the Nantucket Beach Buggy. At first my husband was like, you have got to be kidding me, but after just two uses he was hooked and said it was the best investment I ever made. You can find them online or at specialty stores.  Or check out similar ones at

Water Bottle  – Yes! – I bought another stainless steel water bottle the other day and boy was I disappointed – as it had a small opening and I was not thinking at the store when I saw the great colors that you cannot fit ice cubes in it. Plus the color was coming off but I won’t mention any names….So I am back to my original love of the Klean Kanteen!  I noticed they have new colors at LL Bean – perfect for back to school!

Sun Screen – Yes! – The girls sometimes complain it’s cold but after two seconds the sunscreen is on and no rubbing so that is why I love the no rub spray in a jiffy sunscreens.  You do run out faster so beware.  With sensitive skin I have to use the Aveeno line – BABY CONTINUOUS PROTECTION® Sunblock Lotion with SPF 55 is so great and gentle. Also love the CONTINUOUS PROTECTION® ACTIVE
Sunblock Spray with SPF 70.

Beach Bags – Yes!  – I really like the zip up tote bags. New this summer is the LLBean Regimental Stripe Boat and Tote® Bag

Lands End has the Small, medium, large and extra large Zip Top Colored Canvas Tote Bags in some new colors this season – love the Bright Pistachio/Bright Clover