Okay, on to my weird ones:
A big crazy float. Yes, y'all, all summer 16 (that's a Drake song reference). You need a big fun float for the beach this summer. These are super cheap and have a lot of different kinds (aka: pizza, flamingo, swan).
A great pair of headphones. With all my Harry Potter listening, I need a good pair of headphones. These gorgeous white and rose gold headphones from Sudio Sweden (bonus points for the company being named after a Phil Collins song, seriously read the reason they named them) and have the best quality sound out there. Use code "Helene15" for 15% off @sudiosweden headphones.
A ridiculous game. Michael asked for Slammo this year for his birthday and I rolled my eyes. But I love it. It's perfect for the beach. Slammo is like tennis plus volleyball but on a small scale.
Protect your tech. I have to have my phone on the beach so I can get some sweet sunset shots. (You know I'm going to be documenting on Instagram @heleneinbetween.) But I also don't want a bunch of sand and saltwater in it. This bag is inexpensive but does the trick.
So there you have it! Any weird things you have to have on vacations?