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Honeymoon Beach Essentials

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve noticed that my husband and I¬†recently went on an ultra-fab vacation to the US Virgin Islands¬†to celebrate five years of marriage. Between our anniversary trip and the Cabo trip I took in April, it’s safe to say I feel like an expert beach goer now. Plus, I have a killer tan. (Don’t worry – I’m a psycho about sunscreen!)

After coming back from my trips I decided to make a list of all the beach essentials I recommend for having a wonderful time at the beach. Plus it gave me a chance to do some online window shopping – who doesn’t love that? Without further ado, here are my honeymoon beach essentials:



Victoria’s Secret Bandeau Top ¬†| ¬†Victoria’s Secret Cheeky Hipkini Bottoms ¬†| ¬†Target Polka Dot Beach Tote¬† | ¬†Joe Fresh Sunhat ¬†| ¬†Bronzing Spray ¬†| ¬†Neutrogena Face Sunscreen ¬†| ¬†Neutrogena Spray Sunscreen ¬†| ¬†Portable Speaker ¬†| ¬†Kindle E-reader ¬†| ¬†To-Go Tumblers ¬†| ¬†Merona Sunglasses ¬†| ¬†EOS Lip Balm ¬†| ¬†Beach Blanket ¬†| ¬†Flip Flops ¬†| ¬†Cover Up

First thing’s first – you’ll need a large-and-in-charge bag to carry your beach gear in – I am kinda in love with this Polka Dot Beach Tote¬†from Target.¬†Obviously you’ll need a cute swimsuit– I recommend a Bandeau¬†or one with detachable straps to keep those pesky tanlines away. A big floppy Sunhat¬†is a definite must-have to give your face a break from the harsh rays, and I never leave home without a pair of Sunglasses¬†(because squinting gives you wrinkles!) A cute pair of Flip Flops¬†is obviously on the list, along with trusty oil-free Sunscreen¬†in lotion and spray varieties. Always remember Lip Balm¬†to keep your lips moist and kissable – it is your honeymoon, after all!

Most likely if you’re staying at a resort they will have towels on hand for you, but I like to bring along a big beach blanket so I can stretch out on the sand with a book or magazine. Speaking of¬†entertainment, don’t forget your favorite magazines or your trusty Kindle¬†filled with reading material. I also suggest picking up a bluetooth wireless audio Speaker– this one from Target pairs with your smartphone to blast your tunes out loud for a fun beach day! One budget savvy trick we picked up on our¬†vacay – bringing Tumblers¬†for mixing our own beach drinks in the room. Saved us a ton of money!

What do you think of my honeymoon beach essentials?

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is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.