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What to Pack for Your British Beach Holiday

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Suitcase saviours for your next staycation

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We’re not ready to give up on sun, sea and sand just yet. This summer, when you’re exploring Britain’s amazing beaches, consider this your guide to what to pack for a beach holiday.

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What to Pack for Your Next Beach Holiday

We won’t bore you with all the holiday must-haves (if you forget your knickers or phone charger, we take no responsibility) – these are your sartorial essentials only…

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Beach Bag

Even if the forecast is more drizzle than dreamy, a beautiful beach bag will lift your spirits like nothing else. Just add a Mr Whippy and you’re good to go.

Really Wild Lemon Jackson bag, £62. reallywildclothing.com

Sandals

Timeless brown leather sandals go with everything – you’ll be reaching for these summer after summer.

Church’s Rhonda sandals, £750. church-footwear.com

Swimwear

Brighten up your British beach holiday with a vibrant patterned cossie.

Finisterre Zenith swimsuit, £85. finisterre.com

 

Musto

Raincoat

A true British staycation essential. You’ll regret it if you don’t pack one.

Musto Fenland Lite jacket, £150. musto.com

 

Weekend Bag

Travel in style with a fits-everything weekend holdall.

Tusting Superlight Explorer holdall, £535. tusting.co.uk

 

Sunglasses

Yes, a British summer might be temperamental – but the sun will come out eventually. Right?

Cutler & Gross 0772V2 square sunglasses, £305. cutlerandgross.com

Day-to-Night Dress

Whether you’re headed to a wedding, a garden party or a family picnic, a pretty summer dress always has a place in your staycation suitcase.

Sister Jane Dream midi dress, £185. sisterjane.com

Hat

Bucket hats are a style classic – and this one comes in a playful gingham check and is made from 100% recycled polyester, certified by the Global Recycled Standard.

Vivienne Westwood Patsy bucket hat, £170. viviennewestwood.com

Blackhorse Lane Atelier jeans

Jeans

Go light and bright by adding a pair of white or ecru jeans to your summer wardrobe. Pro tip: carry a stain remover pen with you to avoid any unlucky spills.

Blackhorse Lane Atelier E10 classic straight jeans, £205. blackhorselane.com

Sneakers

Practical yet polished, white sneakers go with everything from dresses to jeans. Don’t leave home without yours.

Fairfax & Favor Alexandra trainers, £145. fairfaxandfavor.com

Selkie Swim Co

Dry robe

Whether warming up from a wild swim or a bracing dip in the Atlantic, a dry robe has become a British summer essential.

Selkie Swim Co recycled swim robe, £125. generousape.com

 

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