One reason so many people are looking for apartments to rent in Santa Monica is that they want to experience the west coast lifestyle. This means great weather, lots to do, and easy access to the beach. One way to experience Santa Monica like a local is to have a beach cart prepped and ready to go, so you’re always ready for an impromptu trip to the beach.
Here are 18 beach accessories you need in your Santa Monica apartment:
A Sturdy Beach Wagon
The key to always being beach ready is having a beach wagon that is packed with essentials and ready to go. Heavy-duty wheels, plenty of storage options, cup holders, and ultimate portability are key when selecting the right beach cart. Here are a few that are great for holding all of your stuff:
Quick Drying Towels
Having the right towel can make all the difference for a quick trip to the beach. When buying beach towels for your beach cart, look for terry towels made of cotton or microfiber towels. If you want to step it up a notch, look for towels that are sand-free, ultra-absorbent, super-compact, and feature innovative rapid-dry technology.
Check out these towels with great reviews:
A Beach Umbrella
Santa Monica gets a lot of sun, and a good beach umbrella is a good way to enjoy the beach without prolonged exposure to the sun. When you live in an apartment, it's important to find a compact and sturdy umbrella that is also portable. While a traditional beach umbrella could work, look for umbrellas that are easy to set up and break down, come with convenient carrying cases, are wind resistant and lightweight. These are a few great options that will easily fit in an apartment closet:
A Well-Designed Cooler
Nothing ruins a beach day like warm drinks. An essential part of your beach supply list is a well-insulated cooler that will ensure cold drinks all day long, even when it's out in the sun. When looking for a good cooler, look for durable wheels for easy transportation, trays and cup holders, storage compartments, and smart insulation technology. Some people prefer a cooler backpack, while others want something bigger that they can roll through the sand. Either way, a good cooler is vital to a great beach day.
As you research the perfect cooler for your beach trips, take a look at some of these popular options:
A Few Fun Gadgets
Once your beach cart is stocked and ready to go, you just need a few more things to make the most out of your Santa Monica beach trip. Throwing a few of these extra gadgets in your cart can elevate an average beach day into a memorable one.
Screw the Woodland Steelworks Portable Beer Table in the sand and instantly have a place to hold drinks and snacks that is up out of the sand. Great for your phone, keys, and sunscreen too
Turn your spot on the beach into a comfortable lounge space with the Inflatable Sofa: Fatboy Lamzac The Original
Nobody likes trekking sand from the beach into their cars and eventually into their apartments. Use the Portable Shower: NEMO Helio Pressure Shower to rinse off and leave the sand at the beach.
Planning a beach day with friends? The CoolCabana 5 is easy to set up and makes a shady lounge space for the whole crew
A visit to the beach isn’t complete without a carefully curated beach playlist. Use the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Portable Speaker to play all of your favorite tunes loud!
Work up a sweat with the Spikeball Combo Game. Easy to set up and easier to play, this is a great portable beach game that everyone will love.
If you’re looking for an apartment to rent in Santa Monica that is close to the beach and a short drive from local grocery stores, cafes, coffee shops, retail stores, local colleges, and a vibrant downtown district, take a virtual tour of NMS 1427 Seventh today!