The actress shares her top picks for a day at the beach with her family.
By Rachael Burrow and Marisa Spyker
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What's in Her Bag?
Busy mom Melissa Joan Hart, who stars in the hit ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joeyand recentely authored Melissa Explains It All, savors solo time, but prefers being with family. "I love digging in the sand with the kids or splashing around with the baby." See what she can't live without on a day at the beach.
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To wear over her bathing suit, Hart usually goes with a fun sundress.
"When it comes to beach towels, I love bright colors and lots of coverage to keep me away from the sand."
Get the Look: Natori Ombre Beach Towel in Bittersweet, $35; natori.com
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"I use this on my face, chest, and shoulders."
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Hart may have put her Teenage Witch days behind her, but she still has a trick for easy afternoons at the shore: a smart pair of shoes. "They have a strap that won't slip off when I'm trying to keep up with three little boys!" she says.
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When it comes to blocking the sun, Hart goes country. "I love a beat up cowboy hat, but it has to have a catch-string on it so that it doesn't blow off on a boat!"
Get the Look: San Diego Hat Company Women's Raffia Cowboy Hat in Natural, $45; sandiegohat.com
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"A well-built bathing suit can make you feel sexy and classy while also keeping you properly covered."
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