Chilling out on the sand and listening to the sound of the ocean is meant to be relaxing, so worrrying about what to wear to the beach can seem a little counterintuitive. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t still want to look put-together and cool. Beach outfits that are a little dressy are great for dates at the beach or some sort of beach event. Casual beach outfits are for those days when you want to go to the beach but not really get into the water, you’re admiring it from afar. Then there are those beach outfits that are made up of a cute summer bikini and maybe a coverup. So what do you need to think about when choosing outfits for the beach? Well, naturally you’ll need swimwear, even if you don’t seriously intend to take a dip. For inspiration check the following 18 great ideas and for more click here.