Skip to Content

GET FREE SHIPPING ON $100+ View Details


Stay on trend for the season with Mud Pie's latest decor, clothing and so much more. Find out what's trending now with the latest Mud Pie Trends.

Beach Trip Essentials

March 14, 2022

Beach trips are right around the corner and its time to stock up for days of chasing sun and surf. Whether you are having a staycation at your neighborhood pool, or an Instagram worthy tropical getaway, there is plenty to think about when prepping for the warmer months ahead. Follow a long as we share our top tips for getting ready to have some fun in the sun! 

Kids Swim Essentials

Have your little ones outgrown their swimsuits? It may seem daunting trying to keep up with your kiddos growing sizes, however investing in a great swimsui at the beginning of summer will allow you to splish and splash all season long without the worry! Get the most out of your minis swimwear by choosing a reversible swimsuit. Reversible swimwear is double the fun since its two swimsuits in one! You will not only get different prints or colors out of one set, but you will also get more bang for your buck. We also encourage opting for swimmies that include added accessories, such as hair bows, headbands or sunglasses. Kid’s swimwear is the perfect opportunity to get creative with styles that show off your little ones personality! Top trending prints this season include animals, florals, insects, and classic motifs such as stripes and polka dots. Even the pickiest of mini dressers will love wearing such fun prints!


Baby and Kids sun protection is so important when prepping for sunny adventures ahead. Be sure to confirm your little ones swim suits are designed with UPF 50 plus as an added defense against extended sun exposure! No fuss protection can be found when selecting a rash guard style swimsuit. Quick drying rash guards are a must have for little cuties who refuse sunscreen application. For the kiddos who breakdown during sunscreen time, make an entertaining game out of it by counting or making up funny stories about the characters printed on their swimsuits. This will not only get their imaginations going, but is sure to take their minds away from the dreaded lotion! Lastly, you won’t want to forget a cover up for your little ones. Cover ups are great for shielding sensitive skin from the sun, and keeping them dry and warm after an afternoon in the water! Terry cloth cover ups are extra comfortable and practical for swim season, with the design and fit of an oversized towel. This fabric is great for cover ups as it won’t cling uncomfortably to wet skin, and with most being made with attached hoods, you can say so long to pesky dripping wet hair!

Beach Trip Essentials

Now that your mini sharks are dressed for sun and sand, it’s time to make sure their beach bags are equally as prepared! Have a ball by packing inflatables, such as beach balls, rings and floats. Dig into the season with sand toys, such as trucks, buckets and shovels. Beach toys like this may seem bulky, but they lightweight to carry, and are sure to keep them entertained all afternoon long! Be sure to include extra sun protection when packing essentials for a day at the pool or beach. Aside of sunscreen, swim hats and sunnies are perfect for throwing in your tote bag, and are made for the shade! Be sure to choose hats with UPF 50 plus included protection, as well as a chin strap to keep it in place. Sunglasses with UV400 are great for infant and toddler eyes and selecting options with removable neoprene straps will help with not losing them in the sand. For the toddlers that you can’t keep out of the water, goggles are a beach bag necessity! With so many colors and options to choose from, your little ones will love selecting goggles that fit their interest, personality, and to match the rest of their swim attire. Be sure to test your minis goggles before use and ensure they are designed with adjustable soft silicone straps as to not tug on gentle heads. With all this fun in the sun, it’s essential to keep those little bellies full of good energy! Packing snacks such as pre-cut vegetables, fruits, string cheese or single serving nuts, hummus or yogurts is easy and healthy for kids on beach days.

Our hot weather hot list doesn’t just end with the little ones. Moms need some new for the beach too! Jump into summer vacations in a bright and bold way with top trending cover ups! This year it’s all about making a style statement while remaining comfortable and practical when chasing after the kiddos in the sand. Cover up MVP’s you will be seeing all season long include sarongs, caftans, and multi-use button up styles! Sarongs are quick and easy options for cover ups. They are lightweight for easy packing, as well as for just throwing into your beach bag when in a rush. You don’t have to worry about hiding that swimsuit you paid for a fortune for this year, as sarongs keep your suits on full display tied around your waist! Caftans are a top trending cover up style this year, and for good reason! These voluminous one pieces will have you feeling chic and comfortable after a long day in the sun, and also provide multiple ways of styling so you get the most out of your spend. Opt for adding fun detailed accessories, such as beaded earrings, straw hats and wedges for easy day to night wear. A Button-up cover up style is a classic vacation essential, adding a polished finish to your beach outfit. Nursing mother’s need not worry when it’s time for a feeding break, as these easy to maneuver functional button-ups will be as practical as they are stylish. Remember that cover-ups usually come in one size fits most styles, so they are great for all body types. It’s all about feeling confident and fun this summer so grab whichever breezy and flattering style you feel best in, and get ready for sunny days ahead!

Women's Cover Ups


When it’s time for vacation mode, the last thing you want to do is stress about packing! A few simple items will have you living on the bright side in no time. Start with a woven straw or jute tote! These materials are perfect options for beach trips, as they are durable and sturdy as well as easy to clean and wipe away excess sand from. Be sure to select options that are lined to keep your necessities that much more protected! A two-in-one tote is what we’re currently crushing over this season. Celebrate summer with a dual functioning cooler tote! These totes are not only great for filling with everything you need for a day in the sun, but can also double as coolers. Braided jute exterior totes that are fully insulated, or silicone cooler tote options can be filled with ice and your favorite beverages to take to the pool, beach, or even an outdoor bbq! With so many options and designs, these cooler totes are not only cuter than traditional hard top coolers, but are also a lot easier to flatten for travel, and carry with their shoulder straps. Smaller plastic zipper cases and pouches are great additions for throwing in your beach bag and filling with smaller essentials like your ID, credit cards, sunnies, compact hairbrushes and extra hair ties. You can’t have a sunshine state of mind without hydrating, so stay cool with a plastic tumbler! Keep water refilled without the additional plastic waste of endless water bottles with a reusable option. We promise we won’t tell if you choose to spike it… after all you’re out of office!



We want to see how you get in the sunshine state of mind! Share you photos with us @mudpiegift for a chance to be featured.

Shop everything Mud Pie at





By continuing to browse, you agree to our terms of use, privacy policy and the use of cookies. For more information, please review our privacy policy.