Every Must-Have Item From Target You'll Need For Going To The Beach

Sunscreen for every part of your body, water bottles that won't get hot and much more.

I have a confession to make: I don’t like summer. I’m a sweaty person, I don’t like roasting in the sun and tracking sand into my car is high on my list of things I hate. At the same time, I still feel compelled to go to the beach once June rolls around. Sitting in my tiny apartment while I hear birds chirping outside? It’s a bit sad.

There are several products that minimize the annoyances that exist from June to August and luckily, Target carries ’em all. Scroll down for a list of products that will make beach trips feel less infuriating.

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An SPF 50 body sunscreen from Everyday Humans
Sunscreen is a non-negotiable summer essential, and this SPF 50 from Everyday Humans definitely belongs in your beach bag. It has a lightweight formula packed with cucumber and green tea to combat damage, hyaluronic acid to promote hydration, it's sweat-and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, and provides protection again UVA and UVB.
An SPF 30 scalp and hair mist
Protect your scalp and strands this summer with a Sun Bum SPF30 mist. It's packed with sunflower seed oil that manages to be both hydrating and lightweight, aka it won't weigh down your hair after a few spritzes.
A travel-sized beach towel bundle
If you've been using the same "gift with purchase" towel for the past decade, it may be time to upgrade — and this striped towel combo checks of all the boxes. It's fabricated with less lint for extra water absorption, plus it dries quickly and is thin enough for easy rolling storage. Available in four colors.
An insulated Takeya water bottle
Raise your hand if you've taken a lukewarm sip of water at the beach. It's the opposite of refreshing, right? Be sure to fill up this insulated Takeya bottle pre-trip and rest assured that any beverage will stay ice cold for up to 24 hours. Available in seven colors.
An aloe vera spray
Soothing sunburn is a messy process that requires slathering your entire body in sticky aloe. Streamline after-sun care with this aloe vera formula instead, which lets you spray your body for a solution that's equally as effective but far more convenient.
A pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses
If you want trendy frames that don't cost a fortune, these tortoiseshell sunglasses are just the ticket. They offer UV protection, the color scheme goes with any outfit, and the $12 price tag is certainly a massive perk.
A mesh tote handbag
Beach trips call for a convenient bag that won't track mounds of sand back into your car — and this mesh tote delivers. It's designed with large pockets for easy storage and visibility, plus the mesh construction makes for natural sifting. Available in eight colors.
A pouch clutch
Ever dug into your beach bag in pursuit of your phone and/or lip balm just to spend an additional 10 minutes panic searching, throwing all of your possessions into the sand in the process? Same. Invest in this $5 mesh pouch to make sure your necessities are in one convenient spot. Available in four colors.
An SPF 50 Kopari body glow
Looking luminous is as simple as applying the Kopari SPF 50 body glow, which is packed with hydrating ingredients like macadamia oils, vitamin e, avocado oil, and coconut oil. The formula is lightweight, reef-safe, cruelty-free and absorbs quickly.
A striped beach chair
Investing in this striped chair will increase beach enjoyability by about 100% and I'm not even mildly exaggerating. In addition to a water-resistant construction, the entire backside is equipped with a large pocket to store essentials.
A bottle of Black Girl sunscreen
This SPF 30 from Black Girl Sunscreen is specifically formulated for women of color as to not leave behind a white cast. Plus, the lotion is lightweight, moisturizing, and uses ingredients like avocado, jojoba, cacao, carrot juice and sun flower oil for hydration.
An Eos sunscreen lip balm
Sunburned lips = super painful. This Eos sunscreen lip balm protects your pout with SPF 30 while coconut extract and shea butter ensure hydration. Plus, a delicious coconut scent screams summer with every swipe.
A packable straw hat
Floppy hats are admittedly the best part of summer style — and this packable straw option from Target is truly lovely. It's lightweight (perfect for super hot days) and provides the perfect amount of shade.
A chic striped beach umbrella
This striped umbrella is designed with a UPF50+ sun protective coating, which is a fancy way of saying that it provides the perfect amount of shade for long days at the beach. The canvas is durable, plus it weighs 4.5 pounds for easy carrying.
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