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3 Beach Bag Must-Haves That Will Help You Make the Most of This Summer

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Summer’s here, and you know what that means: It’s the perfect time for a beach day! Before you head out, make sure you have your major essentials ready to go so that you can stay out and enjoy yourself for as long as possible. Here’s what you need.

Grab ‘n’ Go Snacks

For the optimal beach day, you need snacks that you can easily take with you and that won’t leave a huge mess. We always reach for Blue Diamond Almonds®, which come in convenient (and portable!) can and tube packaging. Blue Diamond Almonds® have a wow-inducing flavor and are a superfood*. They also provide that satisfying crunch — perfect for curbing cravings while giving you a boost of energy.

Whether you love tangy, salty, or sweet, each serving is packed with five grams of plant-based protein and is an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium. Does Sweet Thai Chili, Sriracha, or Salt ‘n Vinegar sound good to you? Yeah, us too. If you’re looking for another beach day snack or something to pair with some hummus or salsa, Blue Diamond’s Nut-Thins® offer that perfect crunch and will never break in your dip of choice.

Blue Diamond Almonds

Why we like it:

  • Superfood* that delivers incredible flavor and crunch in every bite
  • 28 almonds have five grams of plant protein per serving
  • Excellent source of antioxidant vitamin E and a good source of magnesium

Sun Protection

You should always show up to the beach with adequate protection from those bright UV rays, so bring a sunscreen you love to keep your skin youthful and damage-free while you’re enjoying your time near the water. (This one is Kelly Ripa’s favorite if you’re looking for a suggestion!)

While you’re at it, make sure you’re also stocking up on other sun protection must-haves, including SPF lip balm, a wide-brimmed hat, and a sun shirt or other cover-up for when you’re not in the water. And remember to reapply any sunscreen or other products every few hours for the best and most consistent defense against those rays. It’s easy to get so caught up in all of the fun you’re having that you don’t even realize that you’re slowly turning red!

Insulated Water Bottle

Soaking up those summer rays can be dehydrating! Bringing an insulated water bottle in your beach bag can make all the difference. Not only will it keep your H2O cool while you sit out in the sun, but taking a few sips at a time will keep you feeling refreshed all day. Another bonus: Having that water on hand is perfect for washing down all of those tasty almond snacks you brought.

With these three essentials tucked away in your beach bag, you know you’re in for the perfect day in the sun.

* Twenty-eight almonds have 5 grams of plant protein and are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin E and a good source of magnesium.

This story was sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

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