Target Must Haves: Summer Beach Essentials

Summer is the most wonderful time of the year. Sorry all you Christmas lovers but that song definitely got it wrong. I cannot wait to be in Florida on Wednesday. I get to celebrate the 4th of July in the sunshine state with my amazing family. I’m honestly still in awe that I found a flight to Florida for only $97. I absolutely love a good deal and I can proudly confess to you guys that I never shop online without some type of coupon or deal. I just have to thank the money saving Gods for websites like that make it possible to get all my Summer Beach Essentials on sale and get cash back also. Today I’m such an amazing mood not only because I saved money but because I get to see my dad soon and I wanted to share with you guys my Target Must Haves: Summer Beach Essentials. I know everyone has their own ideas of what to carry on the beach and I wanted to share mines with you all to get feedback, swap ideas and also for you all to let me know if I’m forgetting anything. I really hope you guys enjoy my summer beach essentials and you guys I hope you all have an amazing summer.

Cute Swimsuits 

IMG_0217If you’re hitting up the beach this summer you are definitely going to need some cute swimsuits. You definitely do not want to be the only one on the beach not looking summer time fine. Swimsuits come in such a variety that there is one for everyone and one of my favorite places to shop for swimsuits is Target. I know not everyone feels comfortable wearing swimsuits but I love how Target has such a variety for every body type. My belief is to get that swimsuit that you feel comfortable in and the one that you feel you look the best in and this is why I love Target. They have such a variety so you never feel left out. I’m leaving for Florida for a month long vacation next week and when I just knew that I needed to have some new swimsuits. I’m going to be honest and tell you guys that when it comes to my body I am not at all comfortable wearing a swimsuit but when I saw the swimsuits Target had I just had to buy few after reading the amazing reviews people left. I decided to buy three just to mix it up a little bit. The first swimsuit I bought was the cute Merona Women‘s Blocked Halter One Piece. I just love how flattering and slimming this one-piece swimsuits is. The second swimsuit I picked, which I definitely wear with a cover-up is the Mossimo Women‘s Molded Cup Twist Bandeau Bikini Top and the Strappy Bikini Bottom. This one for me is daring but thank God for cover-ups. I just love the color so much though. The third swimsuit I bought, which also happens to be my absolute favorite is the Merona Women‘s Draped One Piece Black Stripe. Unfortunately it’s sold out now but thank goodness I bought it before everyone discovered this gem of a swimsuits. I just love the crisscross design on the front. It’s so fun, cute and also very flattering.

 Beach Umbrella & Chair + Cool Drinks


When you’re going to the beach you also need to be able to relax and be comfortable. This time of the year Target has the cutest beach section. If you haven’t gone to Target yet to check out their beach section then you need to get in your car and get your butt to Target. I wasn’t looking to spend a ton of money on beach accessories/furniture so I went hunting online and in their store for some affordable beach accessories/furniture. When I went into Target I immediately saw their Room Essentials Sand Chair in Turquoise and I feel in love. I literally squealed when I saw that it was only $10. I grabbed that chair so fast that I’m sure the people around me noticed. I also needed a new beach umbrella and I found the cutest and also inexpensive Pink Striped Parasol 7′ Aluminum Collar Tilt Beach Umbrella. I honestly cannot believe I almost forgot to get a cooler. I’m always thirsty and hungry on the beach and I definitely don’t want to have to buy any food and drinks on the way or at the beach. OMG I cannot wait until I’m sitting on the beach in Florida. Vacation you’re so close but yet you feel so far away.

And Don’t Forget These….


The last set of things on my beach essentials are things I think are definitely necessities. I burn easily so I always need my sunscreen. A lot of times I go to the beach alone just to relax and take in the beautiful scenery and I always carry my phone filled with amazing tunes or I just listen to my favorite Spotify playlist or I read my favorite book. Right now I’m reading again Something Blue from one of my favorite authors Emily Griffin. If you guys saw Something Borrowed with the handsome Colin Egglesfield, this book is the sequel and oh boy it is juicy. I also never forget sunglasses because if I’m being honest I love to check out the hot guys on the beach without being to obvious and also sunglasses are such cute beach accessories. Another thing I honestly sometimes forget is a beach towel because a lot of times I just go to the beach to relax and I don’t necessarily go into the water. I know it’s weird but a lot of times I love to just I just get my new favorite Women Straw beach tote pack a book, some water and snacks if I don’t feel like carrying a cooler, my phone, and sunscreen and grab my umbrella and chair I have everything I need for a beach trip. I just love going to the beach. It’s quiet sometimes and it’s the perfect place just to think, read and forget about everything. I just love the summer and going to the beach.


When I shop at Target I shop online a lot unless what I want is only available in stores so I use this amazing website called ShopAtHome. offers amazing coupons and cash back deals for almost all of my favorite retailers like Target. So right now they have this amazing cash back deal offer for Target, where if you shop at Target through you get 1% cash back. They’re also offering amazing coupons and deals for Target like Free Shipping when you spend $25 or more, if you want to spruce up your home this summer you can get 10% or if you want to get new furniture and accessories for you outdoor Patio you can get an additional 30% off or if you just love Target for their cute clothes, shoes and accessories they have this amazing 20% deal going on and even with all these amazing coupons out, you’re still eligible to get 1% cash back and if you use your Target Red Credit or Debit Card you’re entitled to another 5% off you’re entire purchase. How amazing is that? I absolutely love getting amazing deals and using coupons and makes it so easy and convenient.

What are some of your summer beach essentials? What are some of the things you sometimes forget to take but are definitely necessities? I would love to know xx ♥


Disclaimer: This post includes ShopAtHome affiliate links. I was also asked to do a virtual haul for and I will be receiving compensation.

  • Christy Maurer

    My beach essentials are sunglasses, a blanket, a good book and bottled water! I need to go to the beach! Thanks for sharing your must haves!

  • Robin Rue

    We spend our entire summer at the beach. I have to Bring so much for the kids, but it’s totally worth it.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I only need a few things for the beach. A good book, a good umbrella, and a cooler full of bottled water.

  • I love the fact that swim suits come in a ray of sizes and shapes. i love the fact you can get bottoms that look like boy shorts or skirts to help cover up.

  • target always have cute swimsuits. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Emily

    This post makes me wnat to head to the beach so badly! I love that mint colored suit.

  • Megan Elford

    Those are great choices for swimsuits! I have to brave the stores to find a few new ones myself. The one I’ve had for the past few years (and which I love!) doesn’t fit anymore :-(. Great excuse to do some retail therapy though!

  • Alli Smith

    I agree! Summer is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s my favorite season and all of these are must haves for me!

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses will definitely be on my next list. I plan to make many more trips to the beach.

  • Chantal Bernard

    I love the swim suits you picked out, very cute! Great summer post 🙂

  • Digna Dreibelbis

    I could use some beach essentials. I new bathing suit is on my mind.

  • Omg, those swimsuits are so cute! And that beach towel too. I will check these out!

  • mail4rosey

    Ah ’tis the season for beach essentials and a big hurrah for it! 🙂 I like your list.

  • Dogvills

    The swimsuits are gorgeous. We’re heading to the beach next week and this is a great list.

  • I love #3 cute bathing suit and wonder if it would fit my pear shape well! I love summer and seeing it is winter here, I am looking forward to summer and the warmth every day!

    • Oh it definitely will. You should buy it and let me know how it fits.

  • Jaime Nicole

    Very cute pics for summer fun. It looks like you are just one frosty beverage shy of a wonderful afternoon at the beach!

  • Jeanine @

    These are all great! I am so sad that target left Canada. They had amazing items all so perfect for summer!

    • Aww I heard that. Well if you ever want me to send you Target stuff just email me and we can work something out.

  • amotherworld

    Love spending time on the beach and these are really cute ideas.

  • chubskulit

    We are going on a roadtrip and heading to the beach in two weeks so these tips are right on the money. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lynn Dee

    I love stripes and that stripe swimsuit is really pretty. I love that stripe umbrella too. 🙂 Thanks for the ideas.

  • Chrystal M.

    I have a bag I keep packed in the summer so we are ready to go at a moments notice. Extra clothes, blanket, toys, sunscreen, baby powder, wet wipes, extra sunglasses, books and more.

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko

    Shorelines are not always entirely soft sand. Plus – where I go to the beach there are often little crabs that love to nibble toes. So I make sure I pack my water shoes in my beach bag. I don’t always need them, but I always have them just in case.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I love these swimsuits. I need to go swimsuit shopping. Now that the pool is open i need a few suits to wear.

  • Erin Shebish

    I love those swimsuits! And! I use their site all the time now!

  • I love the swimsuit in the middle, that is my favorite. I’m a regular Target shopper and I use coupons but I’ve not heard of this app. I will be sure to check it out.

  • Summer is always the perfect excuse to get new swimsuits. Sunnies, sunscreen, and a pretty hat are part of my summer essentials.

  • Nina Say

    Yes yes yes for the umbrella, the bigger the better. If the temps are above 85 I refuse to leave without an umbrella in my trunk.

  • I need to pick up a new swimsuit. I usually get a new one every few years. Also, sunscreen is a must have for the beach.

  • Desirae Young

    We love the beach so much! I just wish we could move there LOL! Love those swimsuits!

  • April Mims

    I don’t think I’ll be seeing the beach this summer but I’ll definitely be spending some time in the pool. I need to find a new swimsuit and these are super cute.

  • kickingitwithkelly

    I am really fair skinned, so sunscreen and the umbrella are on my must have list. Thank you for such great tips.


    These are certainly great ideas for Summer beach essentials. I’m in dire need of a new bathing suit this year.

  • TheNewClassy

    Yep, it is certainly summertime! Those are the things we all want and need to get ready for the beach. I could use some new beach towels myself.

  • I’m still looking for the perfect swimsuit. I ‘m going to give your recommendations a try!

  • I haven’t been swimming yet this summer, but those swimsuits are tempting me to hit the pool soon! I adore the one with the stripes.

  • blm03

    I just picked up a swimsuit this week! I love getting a great deal too!

  • melchef

    I love programs that give kickbacks. Makes shopping a little less painful, lol. Love your recs!

  • Emma

    Great practical tips! Mine would be sunnies, spf lotion and a lipbalm to keep my lips moisturized. 🙂


  • These are definitely awesome essentials to have during this time. Thanks for the reminder.

  • neha sultan

    love to shop at target. Great summer and beach essentials. Loved your tips will keep them in mind.