the bag (yeah it's VS but it's the only bag I own big enough for all our junk)
the sunscreens (body & face because my skin hates me) and lotion in case of sun overdose
my iphone so I can listen to my tunes and my sunglasses (for obvious reasons I hope)
either a volleyball, aerobie (like a frisbee but more fun), or a football
my favorite chap stick and our giant, two person Ron Jons towel (whatever it is awesome)
snacks (then again I don't go many places without snacks)
and last but not least a little lunch box cooler filled with water and occasionally some light beer, depending on our mood (although we bring normal sized cans not like the one pictured which appears to be on steroids)
See why I need the big bag? So maybe I over pack a little but I never hear anyone complaining while they enjoy all the goodies I brought. Can't wait for our next beach trip!