Beach bag favourites

Leaving the city and heading for the coast? Don't forget to pack these summery essentials in your beach bag...

1. Choose an eye-catching beach bag with a bold design. We love this one from Accessorize, £40

2. Chic shades are a must-have. Pick up a tortoiseshell pair in Topshop. £16

3. Tassel earrings are a huge trend this summer. Make a statement with these from Next, £8

4. For a twist on a traditional straw hat, opt for this colour block style from Oliver Bonas. £22

5. Show off this pretty pair of sandals with a walk along the promenade. £60, Dune

6. This pareo stripe towel is perfect for impromtu picnics. £5.99, Mango