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?


Beautiful Beachwear

There’s no hail on holiday! Beat this crazy weather, by booking a getaway, and cheer yourself up with some beachwear shopping. Straw hats, beach bags, bikinis, swimsuits and more – you’ll need it all for lazing on that beach, or sipping cocktails by the pool.

If you don’t want to bare all, try mixing BHS’s Great Value range pieces – a tankini top and skirtini skirt are fab styles of beachwear for covering up .

Beach Wear One

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left) Pink tankini top, £10, briefs, £4, and skirtini, £10.50, all BHS, striped straw beach bag, £12.99, H&M, neon pink thong sandals, £24.95, GAP, straw fedora, £7.99m H&M

Pale aquas, pinks, bold blues and jade greens are gorgeous holiday colours for beachwear.

Beach Wear TwoWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Shirt cover up, £16, BHS, Floral bandeau bikini, £18 top, £16 bottoms, Mantaray @ Debenhams, Tankini top, £19.95, matching bottoms, £15, White Stuff, Dark blue embellished retro style bikini, £30, BHS, Pastel Havaiianas, £20, Schuh

Swimsuits can cover up and flatter, or you can show off your best bits with a cut-out version. Prints cover a multitude of sins, and look great on the beach.

Beach Wear Swimsuits ThreeWHERE TO BUY (top row): Floral swimsuit, £42 Reger by Janet Reger at Debenhams, butterfly print halterneck swimsuit, £35, White Stuff, peacock print swimsuit, £28, BHS. (bottom row): Black cut-out detail swimsuit, £19.99, H&M, polka dot swimsuit, £45, Crew Clothing, purple leopard print bandeau swimsuit, £19,99, H&M

Be bold with your beachwear with a bright cover-up, or a jewelled bikini – but be comfy with flat sandals, and cover up with a big floppy hat.

Beach Wear Four

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Butterfly beach cover up, £7.99, H&M, Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals, £50, Schuh, Jewelled bikini top, £24.99, matching bottoms, £9.99, H&M, ombre floppy hat, £16.95, GAP

Bold colours, bright prints and a super big beach bag are all you need!

Beach Wear FiveWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left) Seagull print bikini, £40, Crew Clothing, jade suede-effect flip-flops, £3.99, H&M, pink strip handle bag, £40, Crew Clothing, animal print sunglasses, £10, Red Herring @ Debenhams, yellow straw hat, £14.95, GAP

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions