16 Beach Bag Essentials for a Fun, Stress-Free Day

How many times have you arrived at the beach giddy and drunk on sunshine only to discover that you forgot about 10 essentials upon arrival? Nothing can ruin a beach day quite like being parched, sunburnt, and without a book to read. On second thought, there's not very much that can really, truly ruin a day by the ocean, but we think you catch our drift: A beach day is much more enjoyable when you have all the little basics to keep yourself comfortable and entertained. 

So to make sure you never have to run home when you're already halfway there, we came up with a comprehensive packing list of 16 beach bag essentials. Keep this handy next time you head to the watery parts of the world.