beach bag essentials

Headed to the beach or pool this weekend? Before you go, be smart about what you pack in your bag. If you don't pre-plan, it's easy to pack too much or forget important items (hello, sunscreen).

For starters, you'll need a cute tote to stuff all your gear in. Check out our picks for great summer beach bags, then scroll through the list below to see what must-have items we'll be bringing with us to the sand.