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One of my very first posts on Bruised Passports dwelt on beach cover-ups. Now ordinarily, one would just grab a towel and a bikini for the beach. But what about the days when beach bumming is just one of the things on your agenda? You can’t exactly be prancing in the countryside in your swimwear can you?

Enter the versatile beach cover-up. Opt for one that isn’t transparent or flimsy, so it can see you through whatever place or situation the day throws at you.

I chose a maxi cover-up for our day out in Costa Brava, Spain. It is literally the easiest thing to throw on top of a bikini. I just added on a green belt to complement the graphic print of the maxi dress. The ginormous straw bag (large enough to fit a supermarket 😉 ) is another beach essential. Towels, sun-creams, snacks, this bag can take ’em all.

Dress: ASOS (available here)

Bag: Topshop

Hair Clips : Primark (same here, but styled differently)

Sunglasses: New Look

 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava Besalu

 

 

We had breakfast under grape vines (more on that in the next blog post) and got sidetracked by some stunning sunflower fields on our way to the beach.

Road Trip SpainSpot the grapes? 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 4Grape vines 🙂 

Road Trip Spain 4Details straw bag, printed floral dress, green belt 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 5Look at those flowers can you blame us for getting sidetracked? 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 7Look at those flowers can you blame us for getting sidetracked? 

After gallivanting to our heart’s content, we drove down to the charming medieval town of Besalu. Time stands still here it has the narrowest alleys, fortified bridges, and medieval stone houses.

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 12Besalu a medieval town in Costa Brava 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava Besalu 2Besalu a medieval town in Costa Brava 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava Besalu 3Besalu a medieval town in Costa Brava 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 3

 

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava

 

 

After a day of beach-bumming, we stopped for a quick coffee in another one of Costa Brava’s tiny villages. There you have it A dress that saw it all the countryside, medieval markets, a beach, and a coffee shop 🙂

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava Besalu 4Spain Road Trip Coffee in a tiny village in Costa Brava 

 

Lesson du jour There are just 5 things you need for your fail-safe outfit in beach-laden countries :-
 

#1 A presentable beach cover-up

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 6

 

#2 Messy hair and some tropical hair accessories

Road Trip Spain 2

 

#3 A ginormous straw bag

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava Besalu 3

 

#4 Composure just kidding 😉

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 8

 

#5 An extra dash of madness after all, you’re on holiday 🙂

Road Trip Spain Costa Brava 10

 

 

Need help planning a road-trip to Spain? Check out our series on Roadtrippin’ Spain here

16 thoughts on “To the Beach

    1. Cat I’d choose Costa Brava’s countryside to Barcelona any day. I love the tiny villages, the greenery, and the orchards 🙂

  1. I am one of your biggest fans. Love the way you travel to the best places and describe it. Loved this cover up, so fresh, so beautiful..

    1. Thanks Nicole, it’s really convenient too 🙂 I’ve linked it in the post, in case you want to pick it up for yourself

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