Value Vault is a participant in the Target Affiliate Marketing Program, an affiliate advertising and marketing program that pays advertising fees to sites that advertise and link to

Summer is here and the beach is calling your name! Here's a list of essentials for a successful trip to the beach.

credit: Target

Variegated Striped Beach Umbrella

The shade is such a wonderful commodity when it's hot outside and the sun is beaming down on you. And if you already have a large umbrella at home, this handy umbrella sand anchor attachment will make it beach-ready!


credit: Target

Neutrogena Beach Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 70

Sunscreen protection is so important! Make sure you pick something with a high SPF and reapply throughout the day.


credit: Target

Igloo Latitude 60qt Roller Cooler

This is perfect for a group of friends or family gathering on the beach. It can hold so much and it has wheels and a long handle so you don't have to hunch over to drag your cooler all over the beach like a fool. If it's just going to be you and a friend or partner, this cute, smaller 24qt tote cooler would work just as well to hold some water and snacks!


credit: Target

Floral Beach Towel

Beach towels are great because they're so big they can double as a blanket to sit on during the day or curl up with after the sun sets and the winds turn chilly. Plus, this one is so cute!


credit: Target

Lounger Beach Chair

This lounger seems fairly standard but I like that it has a strap to make carrying it easier. However, if you're more of a beach sitter than a lounger, this three-position beach chair seems like a great candidate. It has both a pouch for storing treasures and a space for your drink!


credit: Target

Pop-Up Beach Shelter

This seems especially handy and fun if you have kids. Honestly though, I would be sitting in there, avoiding getting burnt and reading a book with the cooler. I know what I'm about.