Whether you live on a coast or are planning a vacation to the beach, packing a bag is essential before heading out to the ocean or lake. Today we’ve rounded up our top essential gear that will help you make the most of your day in the sand and surf. From sunscreen, beach towels to tech accessories, we have everything you need for the perfect day. Even better, all of the items are priced at under $30.

Staring with the most important item, before heading to the beach you should be sure to have a great bag. One of our favorite totes is the Large Mesh Beach Bag that’s priced at just $17. This beach tote bag has nine large pockets to hold all your beach essentials, it’s made of lightweight material and is comfortable to carry. It’s also made of waterproof mesh to ensure the bag dries quickly to use over and over again. Another great bag is the Odyseaco Aruba Tote Bag that features a cooler at the bottom of it to keep snacks and drinks cool.

Beach towels can take up so much room in your bag. Swap out your bulky beach towel for a Turkish towel. These towels are less cumbersome than a traditional beach towel and dry much more quickly since they’re made of flatly woven cotton and linen. The Nature is Gift Turkish Towel from Amazon is just $17 and it’s available in 39 different color options.

Keeping your skin and lips protected from the sun is a must. The Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Sunscreen is hypoallergenic and made with reef friendly, vegan ingredients deigned to protect against UVA rays. It also has a moisturizer in it to hydrate your skin. Don’t forget to keep your lips protected with the Banana Boat Lip Balm for just $10.

Listen to your favorite tunes at the beach with the OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Made with a water and sand-proof exterior, you can listen to your favorite songs stress-free. Plus, this speaker has over 27,000 reviews with an average rating of 4.4/5 stars, and is priced at just $21.

Lastly, keep your mobile devices protected with the Waterproof Pouch that’s versatile for an abundance of phone sizes. You can use this pouch to protect your phone from water and sand, or to store valuables like money or small jewelry. These pouches are just $9.

What do you always keep in your beach bag? Let me know in the comments below.

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