beach These sweltering days have got me dreaming of the beach – any beach. Long Beach, Coney Island, the Jersey Shore, Tulum, California ... I will go anywhere that involves the sound of the waves. To make myself feel better about the fact that I haven't frolicked in salty water yet, I put together this beach shopping guide for you, with eco-friendly and ethical beach basics from EcoCult-approved retailers. I hope you put it to good use!

First, Pick Out a Hot Bathing Suit:

Vitamin A swimsuit // eco-friendly beach essentials Vitamin A black bikini  // eco-friendly beach essentials
swim_yooxy // eco-friendly beach essentials swim_urban // eco-friendly beach essentials
Rainbow fader bikini // eco-friendly beach essentials Araks black tie bikini // eco-friendly beach essentials

Then, Grab a Beach Bag:

Escape beach bag  // eco-friendly beach essentials
Throw your money and chapstick in this beach-y makeup bag

Throw your money and chapstick in this beach-y makeup bag

This beach bag comes with a removable cloth pouch

This beach bag comes with a removable cloth pouch

Map print backpack // eco-friendly beach essentials
bag_kauf // eco-friendly beach essentials bag_eco // eco-friendly beach essentials

Stuff a Towel Inside:

Fair trade hammam towel // eco-friendly beach essentials Super absorbent linen beach towel // eco-friendly beach essentials
Heidi Merrick beach towel // eco-friendly beach essentials Fair trade beach blanket // eco-friendly beach essentials

Add These Summery Beauty Products:

Herbivore after sun spray // eco-friendly beach essentials beauty_brooklyn // eco-friendly beach essentials
Beach body oil // eco-friendly beach essentials Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Self Tanner // eco-friendly beach essentials
La Tierra Sagrada Salt Spray // eco-friendly beach essentials SPF tinted lip balm // eco-friendly beach essentials

Fill Up an Insulated Water Bottle With Water and Ice:

S'well insulate water bottle // eco-friendly beach essentials

Slather on Some Sunscreen:

non-toxic sunscreen // eco-friendly beach essentials non-toxic sunscreen // eco-friendly beach essentials

Put on Some Shoes:

Stella McCartney sandals // eco-friendly beach essentials Ethically made summer shoes // eco-friendly beach essentials
White sandals // eco-friendly beach essentials Fair trade two-strap sandals // eco-friendly beach essentials

Wrap Yourself in a Coverup:

Beach poncho // eco-friendly beach essentials Flower sarong // eco-friendly beach essentials
Pineapple sweatshirt // eco-friendly beach essentials Fair Trade pink sarong // eco-friendly beach essentials

Slip on Your Sunglasses:

Moby Dick sunglasses with clear frames // eco-friendly beach essentials Pink sunglasses // eco-friendly beach essentials
Black classic sunglasses // eco-friendly beach essentials Navy sunglasses // eco-friendly beach essentials

Pop a Hat on Your Head:

White beach hat // eco-friendly beach essentials White beach hat // eco-friendly beach essentials
Fair trade beach hat // eco-friendly beach essentials  USA-made beach hat // eco-friendly beach essentials
 Ladylike hat // eco-friendly beach essentials

And hit the sand!