For me, summer has always meant one thing: beach season. I grew up on Long Island in New York, twenty minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. I spend the few warm months of the year soaking up as much beach time as possible. It is my absolute favorite place to be and I don’t feel as at-home anywhere else. All of this is to say that I am kind of a beach pro. I know what to pack when I go to make sure I have the absolute best day possible.