Beach Bag Essentials

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Although summer has already decided to pack up and leave in the rest of Europe, it's still in full swing here in Malta. My favourite way to cool off (apart from staying inside with the ac on) is to head to the beach for a swim.

Thankfully Malta is blessed with many beautiful beaches so it's always a good day for a beach day. Most of the time I visit Ramla Bay as it's the closest and in my opinion the nicest. It has reddish sand instead of the usual white so it also makes a great Instagram photo.

(I wrote this yesterday and I'm kind of contradicting myself now as it just rained. So yeah, maybe summer is coming to an end here too!)

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So weather chat aside, today's post is all about my beach bag essentials. I had been seeing these types of straw bags all summer and I couldn't help not pick this one up when I got the chance. The straw bag that I went for is from Rosegal and has "Bonjour" written on the front and colourful tassels at the top. It's very good for holding everything I need as it's very spacious. Another thing that I like about it is that it has a drawstring closure at the top. This helps to keep the sand out and makes me feel a bit more secure about taking it with me.

I usually don't take a lot of things with me when I go to the beach but there are a few items that are always with me. First up is a swimsuit. Technically it's not in the bag as I'm wearing it but I wanted to include it anyway. I bought this from Zaful at the start of summer and I love wearing it. It's a nice black one piece with the crisscross details at the front.

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On to the actual contents of the bag. First up is a towel which I'm sure needs no explanation. Next is sunblock because the sun here roasts me and if I don't apply anything, I end up looking like a tomato at the end. I always have a pair of sunglasses with me. In the last months I have been loving this reflective pair which I wore in a recent outfit post. When I'm at the beach I like to have a book with me. Nothing to deep, just something to pass the time. The last thing that I take with me is a coin purse to put my things in. I always need to have money with me because an after beach ice-cream has become a kind of tradition.

What are your beach (or pool) essentials?


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  1. I love that bag!! I definitely have to have a cute pair of sunglasses in my beach/pool bag! Also can't forget a good book and plenty of sunscreen!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  2. The bag is really cute! Mine would have to be SPF x

    Velvet Blush

  3. I always take a book with me too, usually some summer romance ;)
    loving the bag!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Ice cream after the beach is the best! You're making me so excited for my beach day today. Yay!


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