If you’re dreaming of long, sunny beach days spent lounging on the sand, we have a list for you. Take the hassle out of beach packing and planning with these 15 essentials, all of which will make your excursion run a little more smoothly.
This heat-resistant blanket will help keep you cool on scorching days. Fill the built-in pockets with sand to keep it from blowing away, and use its carrying bag to protect your cell phone while you’re sprawled on the sand. Buy it now.
This spacious four-person beach tent pops up easily and requires little effort to set up or pack away. Use it for shade during the day, and for camping under the stars in the evening. Buy it now.
What’s not to love about this affordable, multi-purpose beach bag? Its cooler compartment will keep your food and drinks chilled on a hot day, and it’s large enough to hold four beach towels. Two external pockets are great for storing your phone, sunscreen, and other small necessities. Buy it now.
Convenient, comfortable, and adjustable: These beach chairs are must-haves for your next trip to the shore. The chairs adjust to five different positions, and also include a pillow (also adjustable). Once it’s time to head home, simply slip the padded straps over your shoulders. Buy it now.
This 18-piece set includes buckets, shovels, rakes, water cans, molds, and more. Whether your junior beachgoers want to build sandcastles or dig for sand crabs, this kit has got them covered. Buy it now.
These extra-large towels are ideal for a fun-filled day at the beach. And, thanks to an innovative fabric blend, they dry up to three times faster than normal towels. Choose a different color for each family member and you won’t have to fight over them. Buy it now.
Keep your cool beverage close at hand (and out of the sand) with these stands. They require no special setup and come with a bag for easy carrying. Buy it now.
This umbrella hook has four prongs and provides support for both large (cameras, towels, blankets) and small necessities (cellphones, sunglasses, key rings). It’s adjustable, so you can choose the perfect height. Buy it now.
Go hands-free while you’re shell hunting with these convenient mesh bags. Then, drop the whole bag into your beach tote so they won’t get lost on the way home. Buy it now.
This compact waterproof speaker is great for days at the beach. Pair the speaker to your phone using Bluetooth technology and enjoy up to six hours of playing time. Its sturdy straps allow for easy carrying from the car to the beach. Buy it now.
These handy pouches are great for storing swimsuits and other beach essentials, and you won’t have to worry about leaks. Plus, each has two large compartments, so you can keep your swimsuits organized. Buy it now.
This devil fish kite has lots of personality and takes less than two minutes to set up. It’s perfect for newbies and pros alike and folds into a neat-looking bag, which makes it easy to carry and store. It comes with 300 feet of string. Buy it now.
Don’t spend your precious beach time guarding your beloved essentials. Instead, stow them in this portable, cut-proof safe and enjoy the water, soak up the sun, and build sandcastles. Set your own combination, place your items inside, and enjoy your day. Buy it now.
Who wants to get on all fours to twist an umbrella into the sand, only to then worry about it flying away? Instead, consider this all-in-one beach umbrella system. All you have to do is fill the pouch with sand to keep it sturdy and adjust to your liking. Once anchored, the umbrella can withstand winds up to 35 mph. The kit also includes a carrying bag, case, and accessory kit. Buy it now.
Keep your phone safe and dry as you enjoy the beach. Thanks to this waterproof pouch, you’ll still be able to use your phone as normal — the case is touch-sensitive — without having to worry about it getting soaked or grimy with sand. Buy it now.
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