Everything You Need to Pack the Ultimate Hamptons Beach Bag
This goes way beyond sunscreen
You can get away with sticking sunscreen and a towel in an old tote when you go to Coney Island, but we’re talking about the Hamptons, people. Packing a beach bag here is an art.
So we’re giving you some inspiration: Here are the beach essentials 13 stylish Hamptons locals can’t live without. (Like sour gummy bears.)
Rachel Zimmerman and Molly Shaheen, Founders of State & Manor
Molly: “I always carry a perfume roller and my skin essential, the Natura Bissé BB cream. I also never forget some Juicy Fruit (oldie but a goody!) and a notebook where I can note everything that inspires me for the new collection.”
Rachel: “I like to have with me a good inspiring book like The Rainbow Comes and Goes, my State & Manor Emerson wrap that I can use during my long walk by the sea, and some Haribo sour gummy bears.”
Sandra de Ovando, Founder of Ovando Floral & Event Design
“I’m really careful about protecting my face from the sun, so you’ll always find sunscreen and moisturizer, a baseball hat and some Prada sunglasses in my beach bag. I also throw in my Roberta Freymann sarong (lucky me, there’s a store in Southampton), my refillable water bottle and iPhone.”
Noah Neiman, Master Trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp
?I always keep Meo Fusciuni 'Luce' cologne handy for a European shower if need be--you?ll never catch me smelling like sweat or moldy sea. There?s nothing worse than wet socks and sandy shoes, so I always keep a pair of white or gray Nike Flyknit Prestos on tap. Also, pure black coffee. You never want to see me un-caffeinated.?
Kevin O’Shea, Creative Director of Salt Hotels
“I love this canvas beverage holder I picked up at Salt Supply at the Chequit on Shelter Island. It’s perfect for staying hydrated on the beach--it holds a whole bottle of water (read: wine).
Julie Berger, General Manager and Sommelier at Nick & Toni’s
“My essential beach bag item is Naturopathica lavender SPF moisturizer. I'm always on the go and this is the perfect one-step way to hydrate and protect my skin with a soothing scent.”
Kristina Davis, Partner at Navy Beach Restaurant
“I have a fabulous La Troupe beach bag I got in Tulum that I love and use for myself, but when I have my twin daughters and husband along, I use a great bag that I got at Target--it’s large and I don’t mind that it takes a beating. I bring a Navy Beach towel we sell at the restaurant, magazines and prescription sunglasses.”
Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger, Founder of Elements Fitness
“In my beach bag is sunscreen, a resistance band and my headphones. I make playlists on the beach, and after working out all morning it feels so good to use the band to stretch in the warm sun.”
Elisabeth Halfpapp, Co-Creator of Core Fusion
“I always carry filtered water in a glass bottle (better than the plastic getting warm in the sun or heat), sunscreen, towelettes for hands and my Sweaty Betty athletic two-piece bathing suit; I can also wear the top when I teach.”
Dina Kaplan, Founder of The Path
“My beach bag has sunscreen with only natural ingredients and no zinc (very important for health). I also bring a bottle of water, my Warby Parker sunglasses and a Chanel lip gloss I’m borderline obsessed with. I also carry around my Kindle, because I love reading about Buddhism and leadership (working on both). I try to minimize phone time in the Hamptons so I can be mindful and relax--this is the best way to return to the city with a Hamptons glow.”