Beach Essentials – Weekly Wishlist

It’s holiday season! The sun’s been out in Scotland and we’re all feeling a bit more summery, yeah? And many of us will be heading off on our holidays soon, yeah? And that means buying all your beach essentials, yeah?

A bikini is a given for most of us, as is a swimsuit, but what else do you need to take to the beach? What are your beach essentials?  That’s the subject of our weekly wishlist this week – here’s what we will be taking to the beach.

You may be looking at this and saying ‘a bum bag?’, but yeah, why not? Bum bags are back and this denim patched one from New Look (£12.99) is super-cute. Wear it on the beach when you’re playing volleyball, perhaps? Or just keep all your litlte essentials in it.

More ‘normal’ beach bags your thing? Then New Look’s gold tote (£15.99) is a great glam alternative, or BHS’s orchid print bag (£18) might be more up your street? We can’t resist this cute BHS flamingo swimsuit (£28), can you? French Connection’s tropical print swimsuit (£46) is another beauty, agreed?

Weekly wishlist Beach essentialsBeach footwear? Jelly sandals for pebbly beaches, flip flops for on the beach, gladiators for wearing to the beach? All three we think! Get these fab pink jellies at BHS (£12), go to GAP for the black and white print flip flops (£9.95) and New Look for the fab tan leather gladiators (£34.99).

Hats are top of the beach essentials list, agreed? You might want to buy one when you get to your destination, or you might just want to take H&M’s straw hat with a black band (£9.99).Or maybe BHS’s retro-cool straw hat with scarf (£15) is more you?

H&M’s bold red sunglasses (£5.99) are fab  – don’t go the beach without sunglasses! Finally, we couldn’t resist the cutest little ‘Mermaid’ pouch (£12.99) at New Look.

So, what are your beach essentials?