A Good Ol’ American Beach Day!


Who doesn’t love a good, long, hot day at the beach? With the Fourth quickly approaching I thought a little round up of beach-day essentials was in order. Slap on some sunscreen and enjoy….


1. A starry bikini (this one rocks too).

2. Cheap sunglasses (because if you’re like me, you’ll probably lose them…)

3. A big chambray shirt is the best cover-up (if you need more coverage, this tunic RULES.)

4. An adorable striped beach tote.

5. A little Americana– and sun protection.

6. I love these striped turkish beach towels!

7. Classic folding sling-style beach chairs help you stay cool. These yellow stripe ones are adorable too- and $20!

8. This zinc based sunblock doesn’t have any chemicals but also doesn’t take six hours to rub in.

9. Adorable matches to light your end of the day bonfire.

10. Roll up canvas checker game to stay entertained when the clouds pass over.

11. A paddle ball game to work up a sweat.

12. Nautically influenced rope sandals are SO New England!

13. Bamboo plates and forks made all spangl-y thanks to this Etsy shop.

14. Classic checkered napkins.

15. A cool rope leash for your best bud.

16. I hate beer, but I LOVE this Sam Adams Porch Rocker lemonade-beer mix! If margaritas are more your thing, this skinny mix is the best.



14 Responses to “A Good Ol’ American Beach Day!”

  1. Janet says:

    Love your picks but even more, love that photo. Can’t really tell if it was filtered but love the composition and processing. This would look great done with the Waterlogue app for iphone!

  2. Lauren says:

    ALWAYS lose my sunglasses. Lost a pair just like that a few months ago and was sad. Going to buy these for sure! Thanks Erin :)

  3. Lily says:

    Love all these finds — those beach chairs are beyond!

    x Lily

  4. Great finds- so chic for summer!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Love the pic, the chairs and backgammon! Great picks.

  6. Ali says:

    Leinenkugel Summer Shandy is basically the same thing as Porch Rocker, so refreshing!

  7. Karena says:

    There is NOTHING like being at the beach for an afternoon…..so relaxing and just the sound of the waves rushing in is mesmerizing!

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  11. Mehmet says:

    This is the holidays season in our state Georgia. and i am also enjoying american beach days. i like such collection of ethnic photographs. specially bikini and stylish Turkish towels!!!!

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  13. monalisa says:

    Love those beach chairs – like that they aren’t slings. What kind are they? Where could I find them? Please, please.

  14. Annie Hubert says:

    Erin, loved all your picks for this weekend. Don’t normally make impulse buys but ordered the beach tote from “Waiting on Martha”. It’s exactly what I was looking for, even better in person. Thanks for the post, I enjoy reading your blog daily.