Your Beach Packing List

Sand, surf, sun — that’s all you need for the perfect vacation, right? Wrong. Once you’ve picked out your swimsuit and loaded up your beach bag with your favorite sunscreen, shades and snacks, consider these 10 products that will not only elevate your average day at the beach, but also make lugging them down to the shore more stylish than ever.
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Lovin’ Summer Beach Tent

First one down to the beach pitches the tent. Thanks to its smart design, you can tote Aussie brand Lovin’ Summer’s beach tent on your shoulder and assemble it yourself — making you the envy of all the other early birds struggling to put up their tents.

The Original Double-Sided Canvas Game-Bag Set

Who doesn’t like a 2-in-1? A Summer Shop’s reversible backgammon and checkers game bag turns into the board.

The Beach People Original Roundie

In a sea of beach towels, stand out with this plush, 100% cotton stunner from the Beach People that’s affectionately called the Roundie.

Ultimate Ears Speaker

Pint-sized. Portable. Bluetooth. Waterproof. The UE Roll is everything you could want from a speaker and more. Bring 360-degree sound with you to the beach and beyond (just strap it on with a marine-grade bungee cord before jumping off that cliff).

Acme Picnic Basket for 4

Just add food and drinks to this ready-made picnic basket. With bamboo plates, linen napkins and a glass carafe, your beach spread never looked so elegant.

Huffy Cape Cod Cruiser

Splurge on the ultimate beach accessory: a classic Huffy beach cruiser bike, whose nautical-inspired design, leather saddle bag and roomy basket make it worthy of a ride down Main Street in Hyannis, MA.

Venice Beach Deck Chair

On a Venice Beach, CA, deck or the beaches of the French Riviera, picture yourself taking a catnap in this foldable Gallant & Jones chair.

Define Bottle Sport Flip Top

Staying hydrated should be a top priority when your plans mostly involve roasting in the sun, and this BPA-free bottle has separate compartments to infuse your water with fresh fruit. Opt for the ice pack to keep your fruit (and you) cool when temperatures rise.

Mini Seashell Bag

If shelling is a family tradition, these mesh seashell bags are a must. Kids will love picking out a fun pattern to keep their finds separate from their siblings’, and adults will appreciate that you can dip them in the water to rinse instead of tracking sand into the house or car. 

Lomo’Instant Havana Edition

Who doesn’t love instant gratification on vacation? See the world through rose-colored glasses — or one of the colored filter options — on this Lomography camera. Plus, old-school Polaroids will make memorable souvenirs.

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