We all need a stress-free, relaxing beach day right now, so get packing and hit the shore

Heading to the beach this summer means practicing physical distancing and, of course, making sure you have all the key items in your bag so you can soak in the sunshine comfortably.

From skin care products and plush towels to hand sanitizer and water bottles, browse through our list of must-haves for your next outing…

 

1. Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water by Lush, $10.95

LushKeep your skin hydrated with Lush’s vegan spray toner. It’s packed with natural goodies such as sea water, aloe vera and rose, and will give your face an instant soothing sensation. Spritz it on throughout the day to feel refreshed.
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2. Paradise Island Beach Towel by Simons Maison, $14.99

SimonsYou definitely can’t head for the beach without a towel. Give yourself all the vacay vibes and lounge on the sand comfortably with Simons Maison’s exclusive plush towel. It comes with two different sidesa soft, velvet terry for you to lay on, and an absorbent terry to keep you dry.
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3. Botanical Pineapple Face Mask by Make, $16

MAKEWho said face masks can’t be stylish? We absolutely love this pineapple print by Vancouver’s own Makenot only for its super cute design, but also because it comes with a filter pocket for added protection and two removable filters. And for every mask purchased, one will be donated to Kidsafe, a local charity which provides youth with safety, nutrition, and educational programming.
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4. Umbra Sheer SPF 30 Sunscreen by Drunk Elephant, $34

Drunk ElephantDrunk ElephanDrunk ElephantSunscreen is an absolute must-have to protect you from harmful UV rays and signs of early aging. This award-winning formula by Drunk Elephant does all that plus keeps your body smooth thanks to ingredients such as grape juice, sunflower shoot extract, raspberry seed, and marula oil. It’s also non-irritating and fragrance-free making it a fabulous choice for sensitive skin. 
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5. Peach Tanning Oil by Bali Body, $30.95

Bali Body

Get that bronzed goddess glow you’ve always desired with this best-selling Australian brand, which uses all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients. This summery bottle is packed with peach extract, coconut oil and vitamins that will leave your skin hydrated, nourished and smelling like a bowl of fresh fruit.
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6. Wanderlust Insulated Bottle by Blush Peony, $42

Blush PeonyDrinking lots of water is super important, especially during the summertime. Made from durable stainless steel, this pretty pink bottle by Blush Peony will keep you motivated to get your daily H2O intake. It keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours, cold for up to 24, and features a protective matte coating perfect for when you're on the go. BPA-free. Hand wash only. 
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7. Ampersand Distilling Co. Hand Sanitizer, starts at $5

Ampersand Distilling Co.This award-winning B.C. distillery has been busy lately creating batches of sanitizer to help people keep their hands clean and germ-free. Pop a bottle in your beach bag before you head out to ensure proper hygiene through out the day. Limit five per customer.
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8. Lip Butter Balm by Summer Fridays, $29

Summer FridaysIt’s equally as important to give your lips some TLC as you do for the rest of your skin. This ultra-soft balm by Summer Fridays is made of shea and murumuru seed butters, vegan wax and natural vanilla flavour. We love that it has a mask-like consistency which will seal in hydration for hours.
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9. One-piece Swimsuit by L Space Nicolette, $187

L Space NicoletteSophisticated and flirty, this bright one piece is perfect for the beach. It’s comfortable, stretchy, and has a back clasp so you know it’s going to stay put if you head in for some water activities. Pair it with an off-white button down and denim shorts for an effortlessly chic summer look. 
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10. Wide Brim Woven Sun Hat by Zara, $45.90

ZaraHere’s a summer accessory that is not going out of style anytime soon. We love that Zara’s neutral woven hat will not only add a touch of glam to your beach outfit, but will also protect your head from catching too much sun.
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11. Ouai Wave Spray, $12

OuaiAchieve perfectly messy beach waves with a few sprays of Ouai’s best-selling product. Made with rice protein and coconut water, this travel-sized bottle is super lightweight, won’t make your hair feel greasy, and has a deliciously tropical fragrance. Spritz on either damp or dry hair.
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12. VicTsing Mini Portable Speaker, $34.39

VicTsingGroove to your favourite summer tunes with this high-stereo sound portable speaker by VicTsing. It’s durable, won’t feel bulky in your bag, and has a built in mic so you can even answer calls hands free.
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13. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand, $13.69

Elin HilderbrandSit back, relax, and be whisked away into a world filled with romantic drama by best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand (What Happens in Paradise, Summer of ’69) Called a captivating and bittersweet novel, this story is based on the classic film Same Time Next Year.
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14. Watermelon Pool Float, $9.99

BestBuyFrom kids to adults, everyone loves lounging in the water with a pool floatand this watermelon tube is sure to be a big hit. Not to mention, it’s always a fun prop if you’re striking some beach poses for the 'gram.
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15. Cabana Oversized Sunglasses by J.Crew, $95.50

J.CrewGive your look a little vintage touch with these oversized sunglasses that remain a huge trend for the summer. We can’t get enough of this bubblegum shade by J.Crew, but this style also come in a variety of shades if pink isn’t your thing.
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16. Beach Bag Dejaroo Mesh Bag, $21.95

Dejaroo Mesh BagA durable beach bag is a must to carry all your essentials, and you’ll be surprised at how much this waterproof one by Dejaroo can hold. With eight large pockets, it has plenty of room for all your basic items and the mesh material won’t gather any sand inside either. A great purchase for a fabulous price! 
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17. Woven Towel by Blush Peony, $40

Blush PeonyPerfect for picnics, beach days and for throwing over your shoulders when the sun goes down, this super stylish woven towel from Vancouver's Blush peony is compact enough to fit in your beach bag yet thick and absorbent enough for those days lounging on the sand. The subtle grey and simply striped pattern makes it the perfect summer accessory for all.
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18. Nautical Beach Tote by Simply Beautiful, $18

Simply BeautifulThis classic navy-and-white striped tote bag by Simply Beautiful is both durable and practical as well as being effortlessly stylish. With its wide base, there’s plenty of room for all your summer essentials and the coated lining means that all you have to do is wipe it clean when you’re done, then plan your next day at the beach.
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