Beach Essentials Packing List

Warning: this blog post may cause you to plan a beach trip ASAP!

Summer days are just around the corner and this means so are relaxing days at the beach. Holiday mode activated! While beach days are relaxing, forgetting your beach essentials is not! We’ve done the hard work for you and created the perfect beach essentials packing list. All you’ll need to think about now is reclining back into you beach chair and watching the waves roll in.


1.Beach Towel

It might seem like an obvious one but we really don’t want you to forget your large beach towel to wrap yourself in. Don’t forget the kids beach towels too (for extra cuteness try a kids hooded beach towel!).

Pillow Talk beach towels

2. Sun shade

The Australian sun is harsh and we want you to protect your skin as much as possible. A UPF 50+ sun umbrella is a beach essential you want to be sure is on your packing list. Add a little extra style with a beach umbrella with fringe.

Blue palm beach cabana

3. Cooler bag

As the weather continues to heat up the last thing we want is for our food to get hot (and sandy!). A cooler bag filled with all your favourite snacks is perhaps our favourite beach essential on the list. A soft cooler bag is perfect for fitting into the back of your car and is easy to carry, making it a great alternative to an esky.

Pillow Talk cooler bag

4.Beach bag

Beach bags are a must – especially for families! Easily fit your towel, change of clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses in, all while looking stylish on your way from the car to the sand.

Yellow and blue striped beach bags

5. Beach chair

Comfort is always at the forefront of our mind and at the beach is no exception! Sit back and relax in comfort and style with a gorgeous beach chair. Read your favourite book or watch the world go by from the comforts of your beach lounger under your beach umbrella.

Pillow Talk beach chair


6. Beach umbrella or cabana

On beach days you’ll always find us sheltering under our cabana or umbrella. If it’s a trip to the beach with the family a generously sized cabana will provide the perfect level of sun shade to keep you cool and protected. For a romantic trip with your partner, pack your beach umbrella for the two of you to relax under, in style of course!

yellow printed beach umbrella

We’re always dreaming of summer Sundays filled with beach adventures! Don’t forget to share your summer Sunday beach days with us on Instagram with #sundaysbypillowtalk.