Denise Richards's Beach Essentials

The model and television star gives us a peek inside her beach bag.

What's in your beach bag?

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What's in your beach bag?

This model and star of the new ABC Family TV drama Twisted, premiering June 11, may have made a name for herself as a Hollywood beauty, but on the beach she sports a slightly different role: supermom to three daughters. "My ideal day is hanging with the kids, building sand castles, and swimming in the ocean," she says.

While Richards jokes that she totes "half the house" when hitting the beach with her family, the essentials are always on hand: great tunes, toys, snacks, and big smiles. "We'll play outside into the night, and then we hang by the fire pit with a fun group of friends."

Carry-All Satchel

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Carry-All Satchel

A big, floppy bag is perfect for stuffing to the brim with beach essentials.

Buy it: Rosanna Satchel Bag in Warm, $76; rosannainc.com.

Jeweled Sandals

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Jeweled Sandals

"These sandals are gorgeous—I love anything with sparkle!"

Buy it: Mystique A-3955 Jeweled Flat Sandals, $140; shopmystique.com.

Perfume Oil

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Perfume Oil

Kai perfumes are simple and inspired by the coast—perfect for a day spent seaside.

Buy it: Kai Perfume Oil, $48; kaifragrance.com for retailers.

Something for Munching

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Something for Munching

Maintain your energy with a quick handful of pretzels every so often.

Buy it: Snyder's of Hanover Organic Honey Whole Wheat Pretzel Sticks, $3.69; snydersofhanover.com for retailers.

Insulated Lunch

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Insulated Lunch

Keep lunch safe from the surf in a lightweight and water-resistant picnic basket.

Buy it: Picnic Time Metro Basket in Green, $30; bedbathandbeyond.com.

Blue Jeans

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Blue Jeans

Only the trustiest pair of shorts is deserving of a day in the sand.

Buy it: Quiksilver Lamrocks Buckler Blue Shorts, $49.50; quiksilver.com.

Tie-Dyed Suit

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Tie-Dyed Suit

The jewel accents on this suit take it from simple to stellar while staying casual.

Buy it: ViX Naomi Triangle Top, $100, and Tie-Side Bottom, $96; vixpaulahermanny.com.

Plastic Sunglasses

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Lightweight Shades

Plastic sunglasses are perfect for running around without feeling too heavy.

Buy it: Tom Ford Eyewear Islay Plastic Sunglasses, $390; available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

EcoSaucer

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EcoSaucer

Fun and eco-friendly—a winning combination for this beach frisbee.

Buy it: Green Toys EcoSaucer Flying Disc, $7; amazon.com.

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