Hit the beach in style this summer with these stylish summer essentials and fantastic accessories to take your sunny break to the next level. If you have already booked your destination, it’s time to get ready for that perfect, Instagram worthy photo. Our beach essentials for 2021 will have you prepared for a stylish, fun-filled summer in the sand; we’ll look at everything from chic swimwear to the latest beach accessories.


Swimwear is the most important part of your beach photos. But with Instagram being flooded with swimwear photos all summer long, how are you going to make yours stand out? 

Confidence is vital, and feeling good in your swimwear is a great way to boost your confidence. Start with the right style choice for you, from one-pieces to bikinis; the right swimwear style for your body shape will let your confidence will shine through, making your photo look effortless.

You know your body better than anyone, and you know when you feel most confident. If you need inspiration finding the right swimwear for you, have a look at the Moontide.com swimwear range for some beautiful styles to suit all body types.


The Outfit

Once you have your swimwear sorted, you need an outfit to go with it. From Bohemian dresses to elegant monokinis, there’s a beach-friendly ensemble to cater to everyone’s style. Find a beach dress that compliments your swimwear. 

Don’t forget the outfit accessories! Every beach dress needs a beach bag and sun hat. If you feel you’re not a hat person, you’ll be surprised how cute you look when you find the right style for you. There’s something to suit every person, from visors to baseball caps to bucket hats and wide-brimmed straw hats; it’s easy to find the right one for you. Pair your hat with a gorgeous bag to complete your outfit.



Sunglasses can be the perfect addition to any photo. Be careful to avoid mirrored sunglasses; they may look great but be mindful about what will be reflected. Taking a selfie the traditional way by holding your arm out in front of you will end with your hand and camera reflected in the photo. 

Pick the best sunglasses to suit the shape of your face. If you’re not sure what shape you have, then this handy guide can help you. Once you know your face shape, it’s time to pick your sunglasses! 

  • Oval faces can usually wear any sunglass style.
  • Round faces are perfect for oversized or angular frames.
  • Heart-shaped faces are flattered most by frames that are wider at the top than the bottom.
  • Square faces are great for rounder shaped frames.


Portable Beach Table

Enjoying lunch or a cold beer on the beach can leave you covered in wet sand and ants. Adding a portable table to your set-up can give your pictures that extra luxury and save you from uncomfortable messes. They can also hold your laptop if you fancy watching a film with your friends after your photoshoot.


Solar Speaker & Charger

Having music on the beach is a must, and the last thing you want is for the battery on your portable speaker to die. Getting a solar power speaker will keep the beach party going and give you the perfect opportunity for candid off-guard photos. 

If you already have a Bluetooth speaker you love, getting your hands on a solar charger could be the perfect solution to keep the battery full. 



Pairing your smartphone with a tripod will be a lifesaver if you head to the beach alone. Taking phenomenal photos is much more challenging if you only have your arm or a selfie stick. Make sure to find a tripod that has a remote for your phone, or you’ll be racing against the timer, and that can end in disaster. Don’t worry about hiding the clicker; this is much easier than most people think it will be. You might notice it in the odd photo, but if you use your accessories and pick poses to cover your hand, you’ll have no problems keeping the clicker out of sight.


Sun Shelter

Bring along a stylish alternative to the beach umbrella with a sun shelter. Make a fashion statement while keeping yourself protected from harmful UV rays. This helpful guide can help you find the perfect sun shelter for your trip to the beach. With so many styles to choose from online, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you pick a fun striped canopy or a cute fringed shelter, the extra touch of luxury will make you feel like a celebrity and give the backdrop to your photos the perfect finish every time.