We’re rounding out our week of Summer travel tips on the blog with a list of our favorite beach accessories for the boys!

Here are some of my must-haves for a day at the beach with my kids:

Beach Accessories for Kids | Vicky Barone

1. Sunscreen
After some research into the sunscreen I’d been using on my kids for years, I found some not-so-pleasant results (it’s on this list! Yikes!). I found this Alba Botanica sunscreen in a search for a safer option and I love it. It’s made with 100% vegetarian ingredients and it’s aerosol free while still working as a super convenient spray.

2. Bucket Hats
To further protect my kiddos skin from the sun, I like to bring along some floppy beach hats for them! This Tuga Sunwear hat is made from quick-drying fabric to wear in and out of the water, and it has UV protection for their faces, ears, and necks. They come in a few different colors AND they’re reversible!

3. Hooded Towel
Pottery Barn Kids has the cutest hooded towels for both the bath and the beach. They are also rated UPF 50+ for UV Protection and they can be personalized with your little one’s name.

4. Sand Toys
Of course we can’t make a beach trip without some fun stuff to play with! Melissa and Doug make awesome pool toys that we love to bring to the beach with us for sand play. This lobster claw game is fun for the beach, the pool, and even the bath tub!

What are your must-have beach accessories when vacationing with kiddos?