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Summertime means the beach and pool time! So what items are a must to have a comfortable day soaking up the sun? Check out this list for 14 items every woman needs in their beach or pool bag.

A 3-in-1 Beach Bag with Cooler

3-in-1 beach bag in
This beach/pool bag has everything, even a cooler!

Buy it now from Amazon.

A Quick Drying Towel

a quick towel

So, I hate trying to dry off with a towel full of sand. Introducing a sand-proof towel. And bonus, it’s quick-drying, too!

Grab it one here.

A Swimsuit

black swimsuit

So, I know it may sound silly, but just like you always pack an extra pair of underwear in your carry-on suitcase, pack an extra bathing suit. You just never know. (PS-This one has tummy control and comes in tons of colors/prints!)

Order yours here.

A Beach Hat

beach hat

Don’t forget your hat. I love this one because it is foldable and you can still wear a high ponytail!

Buy one from Light In The Box.

A Summer Dress

good vibes summer dress

Casual Dress. You never know where you might go after a pool or beach day. Always good to have something with a bit more coverage than a coverup in case you hit a beach bar or restaurant.

Buy it on Amazon.

A Water Bottle

bobble water bottle

Don’t forget to hydrate! I love these Bobble bottles because they come with a carbon filter so if you run out you can refill from a water fountain or sink!

Order it now from Amazon.

A Water Bottle & Thermos

insulated water bottle and thermos
If you like to have a couple of adult beverages by the pool or beach. Fill up this triple-insulated canteen with your favorite beverage – it will keep it cold for 25 hours!

Get it here.

A Rashguard Swimsuit

rashguard swimsuit

If you are fair-skinned like me, I never leave for a beach or pool day without a UV Sun Protector. I may not wear it all day, but if I feel like I need a bit more protection from the rays I have it handy!

Snag it from Ador.


CeraVe Sunscreen

Again, a fair-skinned girl here that wasn’t to avoid skin cancer, so I use a different sunscreen made for the face. I love this one from CeraVe and it’s recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Buy it here.

A Portable Handheld Fan

portable handheld fan

Even though you can cool off in the water, having a mini fan comes in handy on those extra humid days.

Snag one from Amazon.

Cooling Towels

cooling towels

A cooling towel can also keep the temps down while you are hanging in the sun.

Order them now on Amazon.

Reusable Sandwich Bags

reusable bags

You need snacks for a beach or pool day. Skip the traditional throwaway sandwich bags and go for these reusable ones!

Grab a few here.

Gentle Cleansing Cloths

cetaphil gentle cleansing cloths

You can be sticky and stinky after a long day by the water. If you need to freshen up quickly have these in your bag.

Grab a few packs here.

We just can’t wait for summer to start. Getting everything ready for your beach and pool bag just makes us even more excited. We hope these 14 items every woman needs in their beach or pool bag help you plan your summer adventures.

Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at

Rachel PItts is a 20+ year radio veteran covers all things Philly for Beasley Media Group Philadelphia as the Digital Program Director. This includes 97.5 The Fanatic, WMMR, WMGK, 92.5 XTU and BEN FM. A graduate from the Universaity of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations. Previously was the Digital Program Director for Beasley Media Group Tampa. Has been the co-host of "Theme Parks & Rec Podcast" and of the Tampa Bay Lightning backed podcast called, "Game Mizconduct".

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