Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!


Summer solstice is in a few days so I thought it fitting to do a little what’s in my beach bag post.  Everyone has there own ideas of what’s important to pack for a day at the beach.  Here are some things I always like to have with me when I hit the sand.

beach bag essentials

SUNSCREEN: Since I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned how important it is to take care of my skin which includes when I’m outdoors.  I always always always use a cream with an SPF and add sunscreen to the rest of my body. I can’t express this enough!  Growing up in Florida I’ve seen lots of people go from having young soft skin to a leathery and wrinkled skin.  So not appealing!  Not only can this happen but skin cancer is a real thing too!  So please please please take care of your skin and wear sunscreen you’ll be so glad you did!  Ok, that’s enough ranting from me.  When it comes to sunscreen, I like to use Coola, Super Goop (this one is a self-tanner with sunscreen), Sun Bum.

HAT: I’ve been obsessed with straw hats lately!  I’ve been sporting this one here and I love this one also.  It’s also another great way to keep the sun off your face…SUNNIES: I wear my Round Panthos Ray-Bans every day! They are my absolute faves! 

HAIR ACCESSORIES: Gotta have something to tame my wild hair with!  I like these here.

CHAPSTICK: I’ve recently discovered a coconut chapstick by Sephora that has my lips feeling smooth and moisturized.

TOWEL: When it comes to beach towels I have a few go-to towels.  I like Pendleton brand towels because their super plush, round towels for their shape, and Turkish towels to easily shake off the sand.


 Can’t wait to get to the beach!  Do you live near a beach or have some pro-tips to pack in your beach bag?  Please feel free to share them in the comments below!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

Leave a Comment


  1. I love that bag.

    Posted 3.18.19 Reply

FOLLOW ALONG @thecottageboundblog

  • Talking heads.... well maybe these aren’t too chatty, but they’re pretty cool anyway. Hey hey hey hey hey hey, hey hey hey hey! 🎶🌱❤️
  • Don’t stop be-leaf-in! Happy weekend folks, I hope it’s a vine one! 🌿❤️😊 P.S. Get these super cute @ropethemoon necklaces at a special discount when you use code: ASHLEYC20 😉✨
  • Nothing but good vibes and sunshine in this little corner☀️🌿 Hope y’all are having a great week so far, mine just started and I’m headed into spring break combat for the next 2 months!
  • It’s been awhile since I’ve introduced myself and I’d like to make it a little more personal. My name is Ashley Nicole and I love sharing my life and style with you, but what I love most of all is connecting with you! It’s pretty awesome that these little squares allow us to communicate and build relationships with people all around the world without actually meeting them in person don’t you think? So here goes nothing! I’ll start by sharing 10 fun facts about me that you may not know and in return I’d love to hear something about you in the comments below! It can be literally anything the point here is to make a connection and I’d bet that we have more in common than you think! Ready, set, let’s get social!
1. My front tooth is fake! Yep, you heard me fake! When I was in 4th grade I slipped on the tile in my school bathroom and busted my front tooth. I’ll be sharing more about this as well as my before and after, what whitening product I used in between replacements and so on soon.
2. I’m terribly horrified of snakes.  I can’t even wear a snake print, they just freak me out man!
3. I work full-time as an assistant buyer, floor merchandiser, and social media manager for a retail company. 
4. My biggest pet peeve is when my husband leaves our empty tea pitcher in the fridge and doesn’t tell me we need to make more. Sweet tea is also my caffeine of choice.
5. I’m really really close with my Mom and we often get accused of being sisters because our age is so close. She had me at 16!
6. Some of my favorite foods are avocados, coconut, mushrooms, and cilantro. My husband hates all of them except cilantro. So agreeing on meals can be a bit challenging at times. 
7. I love the fall and Halloween! I blame my Mom, @marthastewart, and the historical district I grew up trick or treating in. 
8. You probably already know this one, but I loooove hats! Plus they are great for when your roots are growing and you’re in between hair appointments, ha!
9. I’ve never had a broken a bone. 🤞😬
10. I just recently discovered my love for house plants a few years ago. Now I can’t imagine my home without them! 
Your turn! Tell me something good! 😉
  • Going through some old photos today and reminiscing about our trip to California a few years back. We stopped in Malibu and ate at this little gem I found on Instagram! I couldn’t get over how perfect the decor was and every seat came with a view. Let’s just say I wish I was there having brunch right now!
  • Saturday strolls and flowers to hold ✨🌼 #lovemylottas #springhassprung #springstyle
  • Ending this week by smudging out the negative to make room for the positive... Cheers to the weekend and happy #internationalwomensday to all my strong, hard working, amazing ladies out there! Peace, love, and light always ❤️ #theeverygirl #glitterguide #britandco
  • When that warm snap gets hit with a cold slap! Always chasing sunlight, and that just out of the dryer warm feeling! ☀️🧖🏻‍♀️ #warmfront #coldfront #gohomeweatheryouredrunk

Follow Me!