Sometimes, when you’re so excited to go on your long-awaited beach holiday, it can be easy to forget what you ought to take with you. Thankfully, Fenwick’s guide is here to help you pack all the essentials you’ll need so that you’re beach-ready from the moment you land. Whether you prefer a one-piece or a two-piece as you hit the waves or lounge by the pool, opt for something patterned this summer. This gorgeous [Heidi Klein](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/heidi-klein) bikini’s blue Breton stripe pattern is a classic and the white will make your tan look especially golden, while this [Ted Baker](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/ted-baker) halter-neck style with its ruched floral print at the waist creates a flattering silhouette on any body shape. When the sun gets too hot or when you want to meander along the shore, pull on a chic cover up. A bright kaftan, like these styles from [Seafolly](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/seafolly) and [Esprit](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/esprit), is easy to wear, protects your skin and the exotic colours will accentuate your radiant holiday glow.
When you’re so excited to go on your long-awaited beach holiday, it can be easy to forget what you need to take with you. Thankfully, Fenwick’s guide is here to help you pack all the essentials, including top brands such as Heidi Klein, Kate Spade New York and Ted Baker.
Combine style and practicality in your accessories on your vacation. Wear your beach hat with a wide brim for a touch of old glamour while also shading your face from too much sun. The neutral tones of these hats from [Pia Rossini](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/pia-rossini) and [Kate Spade New York](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/kate-spade-new-york) mean they’ll work with everything in your holiday suitcase. Keep your shoes flat so you can wear them from the beach to the restaurant and poolside, but go for an embellished style like these jewelled sandals from [Carvela Kurt Geiger](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/carvela-kurt-geiger) or these pretty espadrilles from [L.K. Bennett](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/search/?cgid=lkBennett).
Don't forget the essentials that you’ll need for days at the beach. A good towel, like this microfiber travel towel from Dock & Bay, whose shocking pink stripes means you'll be able to spot it anywhere along the shore. Protective sunscreen is a must - we recommend using at least factor 30 to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, such as [Clarins](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/clarins) Sun Care Cream. Stay hydrated in the heat with a water bottle like this stylish one from S’well, which has stainless steel insulation to keep your cool drinks cold throughout the day. And what is a beach holiday without a good read? We love _The Little Book of Mindfulness,_ which will help you de-stress and slow down, making this your most relaxing holiday yet.
_For more fashion and beauty inspiration for your holidays this summer, check out [The 6 Dresses to Own this Summer](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/daily-muse/article/?cid=3efa8285-89de-405b-9cb7-8773491619f8) and our [Mini Marvels: Travel-Size Beauty Products to Take on Holiday](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/daily-muse/article/?cid=f67632be-b271-40b5-9c44-94a1385dc8c0)._