Building a solid list of beach bag essentials requires trial and error as well as time. To help you skip to the good part, we asked a collection of travelers, designers, sustainability experts, travel nurses, and even a New York Times best-selling author to share their go-to beach items. “I’m usually at the beach with my two daughters, both under five, so I always make sure my Yeti Cooler Bag is packed with fresh fruit, snacks, and refreshments. Sun protection is very important to me, so I pack sunglasses and hats, and I try to lead by example with the girls by using SPF; I tend to alternate between Supergoop and Coola. For an extra dose of hydration and a spa vibe (because why not), I love to do a Knesko Amethyst Eye Mask while relaxing on the beach. My Rose Quartz Roller comes in handy to refresh and depuff as well. I also always bring our favorite Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs which are so easy to carry and Public Goods Bamboo Wet Wipes to clean up any messes with the kids.”