Purple Poppy Beach Essentials

Summer is in full force and we still have at least six weeks of guaranteed beach time ahead of us. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather, grab some of our essentials, and head to the beach for some quality me time!

SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Although many people assume that their clothing protects their skin from the damaging UV rays, it actually doesn’t and the rays can penetrate right through the material and damage the skin. Because of this, it’s important to always wear sunscreen (yes, even year-round!). During the hot summer months, wearing sun protective clothing that has UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is a great option! UPF is similar to SPF but is specifically for clothing to further protect your skin.

Sun Protective Clothing

We love our Icikuls aqua and lime green top for this reason! This sun shirt has UPF50, is moisture wicking, and fast drying. The color and pattern is perfect for summer and will keep you cool during any outdoor activity you want to do!

A CUTE BEACH BAG

Let’s face it: a tote bag is essential for lugging your sunscreen, towel, and snacks to the beach. Extra points if it’s cute! Our pom pom straw bag is the perfect size for carrying the essentials to the beach and is also functional as a purse for everyday!

Straw Pom Pom Tote

A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SCARF

Keeping a scarf in our beach bag is one of our favorite beach secrets! When they are a light material, they can be used a sarong during the day or as a scarf to keep you warm in the evenings. You can also utilize the scarf as a blanket if you’re sitting around on the sand or want to cover your legs when it’s windy out.

American Flag Scarf

A SPIRIT JERSEY

One of our favorite products we carry is our Cape Cod Spirit Jersey and it makes for the best beach companion. We are lucky to call Cape Cod our home and we love to show off our love for the area, and a spirit jersey is the perfect way to do this! The beach can get hot and even with sunscreen, we all need some added protection and a cute top to wear out in public to and from the beach. These spirit jerseys also make for great gifts and souvenirs after a fun summer get away.

Cape Cod Spirit Jersey

BERMUDA SHORTS

Even though Cape Cod is known for its beaches, it’s still important to cover up in public. Our JAG bermuda short has a classic fit, no zippers or buttons to worry about, and lightweight, making them easy to pull on and off during the hot summer months. They have the perfect amount of stretch, making them the perfect short for running after the kids at the beach and post-beach ice cream!

JAG Bermuda Short