summer is finally here, and with it comes a plethora of summer outdoor activities— and one of our all-time favourites is going to the beach!
whether you’re staying cool on the coast or living it up lakeside, there are some essentials every beach-goer should keep on hand. here are a few of our tried-and-true beach day essentials.
from practical essentials to added details, no trip to the beach is complete without these items. stay cool and look your best for the beach day photos you’ll take… and of course, share on instagram! don’t forget to tag us @bluboho so we can see you shining in your pieces.
sunscreen: keep your spf handy to reapply throughout the day— and if possible, source a reef-friendly sunscreen option if you’re taking a dip in the ocean. we love the non-toxic, clean beauty sunscreen options from our friends at the detox market.
the best in bucket hats
sun protection that completes your outfit— what could be better? we think we’ve succeeded in finding the perfect summer sunhat— we love these cute, packable handcrafted bucket hats from minga— these hats are made by hand in small batches by talented women artisans.
sunglasses: protect your eyes, and protect the planet while you do it! there are a growing number of eco-friendly sunglasses options, made with sustainable materials such as bamboo, cork, or recycled plastic.
sandals: we love the selection of sandals over at maguire— a canadian company based out of montreal and founded by two sisters.
swimwear: depending on what you’re looking for and feel your best in, the “perfect” swimwear will mean different things to each of us— we love this list of canadian-owned, size-inclusive, ethical and sustainable swimwear options to start the search.
a go-anywhere, wear-everywhere jewelry travel capsule: failsafe pieces that can go from day-to-night, office-to-outing, bar-to-beach— and a sand-safe bag to keep them in while you go for a dip! shop our most versatile pieces that never go out of style, such as a classic gold chain, statement ring, or an artful earring stack.
for an added flair, add some beach-themed jewelry from our oceana collection: beachy, ocean jewelry: recycled gold necklaces, stacking rings, and beaded bracelets made to last. inspired by the fluid duality of the ocean’s strength and softness, these pieces are imbued with symbolic meaning and the wisdom of water.
the perfect beach day requires coming prepared: making sure we’re fed, hydrated, and comfortable all day long. in efforts to keep our beaches looking their best, and caring for the planet, we’re doing our best to reduce the amount of waste we accumulate— and of course, we’re making sure to pick up and dispose of any litter we find on the beach.
insulated water bottle: hydration is vital, especially for long sunny days at the beach! we love our reusable water bottles, especially as they keep our water cool all day long.
eco-friendly picnic cooler: a waste-free solution to keeping your snacks fresh all day, mimizing litter— and looking cute, too!
beach towels: we love using sustainably-produced turkish towels for the beach: lightweight, absorbent and fast-drying, and made of premium bamboo and cotton fibres. they can even double as a beach towel and a picnic blanket, saving space in your bag.
no beach day is complete without a little extra something to keep your mind engaged and entertained— whether it's your favourite summertime tunes, your favourite podcast, a good book, or even engaging in a friendly beach-themed competition (trust us, you are never too old to build a sandcastle or play frisbee with friends!).
beach reads: take a peek at the favourite beach reads our team have been raving about recently!
podcasts: our teams are loving these podcasts lately
and of course, our very own tru blu podcast! don’t miss our season finale with sarah landry of @thebirdspapaya .
we hope this helps you curate your dream beach day essentials, from head to toe and beyond. enjoy your beach day adventures, and don’t forget to tag us in your beach selfies so we can see you shine (and maybe even repost you in blu on the beach!)
written in collaboration by: tess morgan and jasmin mcmullan