7 College Girl Beach Bag Essentials
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7 Must-Haves Every College Girl Needs In Her Beach Bag Before Summer Is Over

I'm not talking about the obvious towel and sunscreen...

7 Must-Haves Every College Girl Needs In Her Beach Bag Before Summer Is Over
Paige McCarthy

Even though it is now August (seriously, how did that happen??), that doesn't mean summer is over. There is still plenty of time to go to the beach with friends or family and enjoy the sun. The next time you leave for the beach, check your bag to make sure you have these seven items that you'll always find in mine.

1. A Wet Brush

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I love beachy summer waves after swimming in the water, but sometimes the wind at the beach will make your hair incredibly tangled. Instead of ripping out hair and endlessly brushing with a regular brush, invest in a wet brush to get rid of tangles. I was skeptical of these brushes at first, but after using it for two years I can never go back.

2. A Really Good Book


Lately it seems nearly impossible to sit down and read for fun, but relaxing at the beach is the perfect time to begin that one book you've been dying to start.

3. Water


Seriously people, remember to bring water! It is so easy to get dehydrated while sitting in the sun and swimming in salt water, and water bottles at the beach are pretty pricy. Bring your own water bottle and either fill it with ice or put it in the freezer overnight so it can stay nice and cool.

4. Advil

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Sometimes no matter how hard you try to stay hydrated, you will still end up with that dreadful dehydration headache. Keep Advil on hand in your beach bag so you're always ready.

5. A Portable Speaker

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Music is a must for the beach, so bring a portable speaker so you and your friends can enjoy those tunes together!

6. Lip Balm

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Chapped lips are bound to happen as a result of sitting in the sun all day. Remember to pack lip balm before going to the beach, preferably one with SPF!

7. Hand Sanitizer


I think everyone can agree that public restrooms are pretty nasty and also always seem to be out of soap. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in your bag to ensure you can always feel clean!

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