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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 fanatic 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?

Anything I missed? Sound off in the comments below!


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Jessica Bishop is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and has worked in various areas and roles within the wedding industry since 2007. She is the author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer and also hosts The Bouquet Toss Wedding Planning Podcast. Jessica's expert wedding advice and savvy savings tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.