Spring Break 2022: What to Pack for Your Beach Vacation

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Spring break 2022: Beach vacation gear
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While we won’t know how many more weeks of winter Phil the groundhog predicts until Feb. 2, there’s no denying that spring is on its way. If the winter gloom has got you down, it might be time to start planning the spring break vacation of your dreams to help you get through the next few months. 

If the ideal spring break looks like a warm and sunny beach day for you, then you’re in luck. ET has rounded up a list of the best gear for your spring break beach trip, from scratch-resistant sunglasses that won’t end up broken at the bottom of your beach bag to blankets large enough to accommodate you and your travel companions. 

Trying to pack a whole day’s worth of picnic supplies? The Hydro Flask Day Escape cooler will keep your favorite snacks and drinks cool for up to 36 hours. Looking for a lightweight, foldable beach chair? Amazon has tons of options to help you get outside more this spring. 

Keep reading to check out all the best gear to pack for your next beach trip. 

This foldable, sand-friendly chair weighs in at just 5 pounds, making it ultra easy to transport to your favorite sunny spot.

$30

Made from sweat-wicking fabric with stretch and shape retention, this face mask is perfect for everyday wear thanks to the soft, adjustable ear loops with cord locks. Available as a three-pack in nine different colorway sets

$38$24

This portable blender is USB-rechargeable, self-cleaning and equipped with a leak proof lid, making it the perfect way to make smoothies, protein shakes, margaritas and more, whenever and wherever you want. 

$40

Take it back to basics with this 2-pack of classic striped beach towels, perfect for staying dry and getting some rays in.

$40$34

Designed for an active lifestyle, the Athleta face masks are breathable and quick-drying. The duo is great for doubling up. 

$15 AT ATHLETA (REGULARLY $30)

This chic tote bag will look great on your arm as you stroll down the boardwalk. It’s crafted from heavy duty canvas and boasts six pockets, a bouquet strap and a carabiner to keep your keys away from the sand.

$68

Much safer than a cloth mask, this mask is built with four layers for extra protection and extra comfort. 

$13$9 FOR 10

This cute sun hat is crafted with 100% cotton and can be easily rolled up and tucked in your beach bag to pull out when you need some extra protection from UV rays. 

$11

These disposable tie-dye KN95 masks are about as cute as any cloth mask you can find, but these have 5 layers of protection. 

$80 FOR 30

This large beach blanket is made out of sand-proof parachute material, equipped with anchor pockets to keep it in place on windier days and can be compressed down into an easily portable pouch. 


$40$32

If colorful masks makes it easier to convince your kids to wear a disposable mask, these KN95 masks from Amazon are a great option. These masks come in a pack of 20 and they're individually wrapped.

$40 $20

These stylish sunglasses have polarized lenses to minimize glare, anti-scratch coating and an ultra durable, “unbreakable” polymer frame.

$50

We love the simplicity of this one piece swimsuit from Girlfriend Collective. 

$88$35

The Hydro Flask Day Escape Pack is a lightweight cooler that provides up to 36 hours of cold insulation. The Day Escape Pack is designed to be leak proof and can be worn as a backpack to make it easier to keep your provisions cool on the go.

$200$150

This daisy towel makes the cutest beach accessory for spring. Its oversized design makes this towel great for lounging or even picnicking by the sea.

$70

This sunscreen from Supergoop! is weightless and scentless to provide practically invisible SPF protection. Its oil-free formula works as a primer under foundation or on totally bare skin.

$20 AND UP

This Hydro Flask bottle has a leak-proof wide mouth lid with a built-in straw, can keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours, and (most importantly) is dishwasher safe, BPA-free and non-toxic.

$50

This beach chair can be folded up and worn as a backpack. It boasts a collapsible sun canopy and cup holder for extra comfort and convenience.

$80

ISILER Pop Up Beach Tent
ISILER via Amazon

This beach tent pops up for a hassle-free set up and can fit two to three adults or four to five children.

$50

Dejaroo Mesh Beach Bag
Dejaroo via Amazon

This lightweight mesh beach bag has eight pockets to keep all your vacation essentials organized.

$16

We love the one-shoulder style of this swimsuit from Summersalt. It has a flattering cut with superior compression and comes in five color combinations. 

$95

Oseree has become a celebrity favorite for its flashy, fashion-forward swimsuits. This bikini set with a high waisted bottom glitters as much as it stuns.

$325$212

Whatever great beach read you pick out for your seaside getaway, you can read it easily, even on the sunniest of days, with this Kindle Paperwhite. 

$130

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