Hit the beach in style this season with these chic summer essentials, cool accessories, and high-tech devices meant to take your sunny escape to the next level. If you have already picked out your destination, it means it’s time to gear up for your next trip to the ocean. Sure, you will remember to pack a classy swimsuit and a cool pair of sunglasses, but don’t forget to bring along those little extras that make all the difference.

From swimwear, bags, and flip flops to the latest beach gadgets, we’ve got you prepared for a stylish, fun-filled summer in the sand.

Sandless Beach Mat: CGear

Sandless beach mat

Make the most of your trip to the seaside with CGear Sand-Free MultiMat, a sandless beach blanket which keeps you and your belongings clean. Featuring two separate dual-weave layers, the revolutionary ground sheet keeps dirt and dust away, ensuring an unworried sand-free experience on the shoreline. Undeniably, this beach accessory is one of the smartest inventions ever!

Jewelry: Blue Miami Classic Bracelet by Sand Theory

Sand-infused jewelry

A classy Sand Theory bracelet is the perfect accessory to accompany you on your next beach escapade. Infused with sand from your favorite vacation spots, these wonderful pieces of jewelry are mementos of your best memories and reminders of all the adventures that await you.

Adorned with stylish rose gold pendants, the Blue Miami Classic Bracelet is particularly attractive, bringing to mind warm summer days and the sound of rolling waves. Made from lightweight agate beads in countless shades of blue, it is designed to withstand your extreme surfing, sunbathing, and everything in between, while adding a touch of color to any seaside outfit.

In addition to their delicate woman’s beaded bracelets, which come in 6 inspired hues, you’ll also find a collection of men’s bracelets crafted from flexible Poly Fiber string and imbued with sand from the sugar-white beaches of Miami. Best of all, the company donates a portion of all proceeds to charities that keep our beaches, shorelines, and sand clean.

Waterproof Camera: Olympus Tough TG-5

Waterproof camera

True to its name, Olympus’ Tough TG-5 is a rugged 12-megapixel digital camera designed to survive whatever you put it through. Waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, and dustproof, it’s ideal for most outdoor adventures, including a trip to the beach or a diving session. As well as delivering impressive image quality, this durable point-and-shoot is packed with features – built-in Wi-Fi, 4x optical zoom lens, and a multitude of sensors, to say the least.

Beach Bag: Accessorize Milos Beach Tote

Embroidered beach tote

Ready to add a pop of color to your next coastal getaway? Charming flowery design aside, this light, oversized carryall by Accessorize is roomy enough for your towel, beach read, and all the other summer essentials you need for a day of fun in the sun.

Selfie Drone: Hover Camera Passport Drone

Selfie drone

With its compact size, dedicated iOS app, and artificial intelligence facial recognition feature, this state-of-the-art flying camera makes for a fun beach companion or travel photographer. Designed by Zero Zero Robotics, the Hover Camera Passport follows you around, capturing stunning 4K videos and 13MP aerial photos of you and your friends.

Sun Shelter: Bondi Beach Tent

Bondi Beach Tent

A stylish alternative to the common beach umbrella, this slick, versatile canopy from Lovin’ Summer keeps sun worshippers protected from harmful UV rays while also making a fashion statement. Its 100% cotton canvas blocks 97% of UV rays thanks to an integrated Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 40, and the smart and beautiful A-line design allows for pleasant airflow.

The Bondi Beach Tent can be easily assembled by one person, but provides shade for the entire family.

Sunglasses: Unisex Polarized Bamboo Sunglasses

Unisex Polarized Bamboo Sunglasses

Light, waterproof, and superbly sustainable, Tree People’s Unisex Polarized Bamboo Sunglasses will protect your eyes against harmful UVA/ UVB rays without compromising your style.

Featuring handmade bamboo frames and anti-glare polarized lenses, this handsome pair of wayfarers are an inspired accessory, whether you’re sipping cocktails at a swanky beach club, relaxing under a palm tree somewhere remote and exotic, or riding a wave – Yep, they float in the water!

Lunch Bag: Monogrammed Lunch Tote

Lunch bag tote

Move over, boring paper bags! Handmade totes are a much elegant way to bring your lunch to the beach these days. Insulated with sealed interior lining and complete with a handy front pocket, this tiny, lightweight cooler will keep your food cold and fresh in hot weather, while also making for an appealing beach accessory.

Swimwear for Him: Orlebar Brown’s Photo-Printed Swim Shorts

Photo printed swim shorts

Stand out at the beach this summer with these cool, quick-drying Bulldog swim shorts from Orlebar Brown. Fun, comfortable, and expertly tailored, the brand’s photographic-print shorts are definitely some of the trendiest beachwear around. This particular pair depicts a retro poolside scene from the iconic French Riviera Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc captured by famed society photographer Slim Aarons in 1969, but there are lots of other interesting styles to choose from.

Swimwear for Her: Rose High-Waisted Bikini by Dolce & Gabbana

Retro swimwear by Dolce & Gabbana

Retro-fit swimwear is still hot this season, and this glamorous, vintage-inspired duo by D&G is particularly sexy and feminine. With its vibrant floral print and 50’s high-waisted bottom, it oozes old-fashioned Italian Riviera grace, while also being flattering to a multitude of body types.

Flip Flops: Feit Unisex Bamboo Flip Flops

Bamboo Flip Flops

Stay chic and comfortable at the beach this summer with these unisex designer flip-flops from Feit. Made of sustainable bamboo and vegetable-tanned leather, the sandals combine artisan craftsmanship with urban street style for an effortlessly elegant beach look.

Portable Shower: RinseKit

Portable shower

With a water capacity of 2 gallons and a revolutionary high-pressurized system, RinseKit is, no doubt, one of the best portable showers out there. It delivers pressurized spray for up to 3 minutes, without requiring pumping or batteries, which makes it an excellent beach gadget, whether you are an avid surfer who needs to rinse off his gear or just a nature lover always venturing to remote stretches of sand.

Bean Bag: Sandusa Beach Towel Bean Bag

Beach Towel Bean Bag

A successor of the world’s first sand-resistant towel, Sandusa Beach Towel Bean Bag is the latest seaside accessory. Part bean bag, part beach towel, this ingenious outdoor cushion comes with thick cotton top layer and durable nylon underside, which means you don’t have to feel again the discomfort of staying wet and sandy every time you get out of the ocean. Excellent for the pebbled shores of the French Riviera or the Amalfi Coast! Just saying.

Portable Safe: SAFEGO

Portable travel safe

Keep your valuables safe by the seashore with SAFEGO, a portable travel safe and lock box designed to attach to most beach furnishings out there. Stylish, durable, and gloriously lightweight, the all-in-one security device locks with a key or a tree number combination and is capacious enough to hold your wallet, phone, watch, and jewelry when you head into the water or play in the sand.

Cooler: Sovaro

Luxury cooler

Well, nothing can be cooler than you. But still, Sovaro’s luxe ice box is downright sexy. Decked out in topnotch Portuguese cork and highly durable polycarbonate, its high interior chamber holds 8 standing wine bottles, while its luggage-style wheels and telescopic handle ensure outstanding maneuverability.

The state-of-the-art 30-quart cooler comes with a transparent divider and premium one-touch latch, and is also a convenient seating alternative at beach gatherings, yacht outings, or whatever event requires cold drinks, good vibes, and a dash of sophistication.

Sun Shade: The Original Sunscreen

The Original Sunscreen

Beach umbrellas are great and all, but if you’re looking for that perfect blend of sun and shade while lounging on the beach or by the pool, The Original Sunscreen is the answer.

A brainchild of inventor Joe Pucci, the flexible 16″ shade has just the right shape and size to provide instant shelter for you or your belongings, anywhere, anytime. Its lightweight and portable design means you can take it with you at festivals, sporting events, or camping trips, while the UV blockers make it particularly suitable for the beach.

Beach Read: Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

Few things are as relaxing as lounging on the warm sand with a good book while enjoying the breeze and soaking up the sunshine.

No matter where your beach towel is laid out, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 will transport you across the world’s hottest places and keep you in vacation mood all day long. Packed with a year’s worth of travel inspiration, expect tons of wonderful recommendations on where to go and what adventure to try next.

Inflatable Sofa: Lamzac the Original

Inflatable Sofa

Sturdy, portable, and ridiculously easy to inflate, Lamzac the Original takes beach lounging to a whole new level. All you have to do is simply pull it through the air, and this innovative product will magically transform into a cool, comfortable airbed, perfect for chilling outdoors. Needless to say, the inflatable sofa deflates just as easily, and, when not in use, can be folded up into a small bag for easy transportation.

Swimwear Bag: Matador Droplet Wet Bag

Swimwear bag

Designed to hang on a key ring, Matador’s Droplet wet bag is a must-have for any self-respecting bather. Ultra-compact and completely waterproof, this handy beach accessory will keep your wet bathing suit separate from your dry goodies, but it can also be used as a dry bag for electronic gadgets.

Beach Kit Essentials: Pinch Provisions Secretly A Mermaid

Beach kit essentials

Packed with a bunch of beach essentials, this cute Pinch Provisions summer kit is all you need for a fun, fabulous, and carefree day on the seashore. In addition to personal care products such as sunscreen, aloe gel, deodorant wipes, or dry shampoo, Secretly A Mermaid also includes some useful items, like a mini phone USB fan, hair bands, and blister bandages.

Footwear for Her: Callisto Fenix Mule

Perforated woven mules

Add a refined touch to your beach style with these perforated woven mules in bright turquoise from Callisto. Not only are these easy to slip on and off, but also extremely chic and versatile. For an effortlessly romantic off-beach look, wear them with a typical white Ibiza dress.

Footwear for Him: Mohinders City Slippers

City slippers

Handmade in rural India, these naturally-tanned buffalo leather shoes are sure to add uniqueness and sophistication to any man’s summer outfit, no matter if you’re in the mood for sightseeing, fine dining, or cocktails on the beach.

Sun Hat: Brixton Alexa Visor

Vintage-inspired straw visor

Top off your seaside outfit with a vintage-inspired straw visor that keeps you cool and protected on hot summer days. Made entirely of raffia and complete with stretchy paneling, this one-size women’s cap from Brixton oozes rustic chic and vacation vibes while remaining highly functional. The Californian brand is known for designing original products that blend tradition and modernity.

Afternoon Nap: Flowerhouse MoonDrop Hanging Chair

Beach hanging chair

A stainless steel carabineer, viewing windows, and durable, UV resistant fabric make the Flowerhouse MoonDrop Hanging Chair perfect for lounging at the beach. At 72 inches tall and with an 84-inch base diameter, this clever piece of outdoor gear is able to support up to 400 pounds when mounted to a tree.

Water Transport: The Crystal Explorer

Transparent kayak

Sporting a sleek transparent design, the Crystal Explorer is sure to turn heads and provide hours of entertainment by the sea. Envisioned by Crystal Kayak Company, this see-through canoe-kayak hybrid allows you to peer into the underwater world without getting wet. Its durable, yet lightweight construction along with removable frame, seats, and inflatable chambers make it easy to store and transport.

Game: Frescobol Carioca’s Beach Bats

Frescobol beach bats

If spending the whole day sunbathing sounds boring to you, hit the beach Brazilian style by playing the nation’s favorite game – Frescobol.

Classy, active beachgoers will definitely appreciate the quality and beautiful design of Frescobol Carioca’s beach bats, each handcrafted by local artisans from carefully chosen reclaimed wood.

Their Trancoso Wooden Beach Bat And Ball Set comes with a waterproof bag and makes for a cool beach toy for adults, whether the destination is Ipanema, Copacabana, or a remote stretch of coastline on the other side of the globe.

Waterproof Speaker: Drifter Action

Waterproof wireless speaker

Most water-resistant Bluetooth speakers out there require a smartphone to connect to, but not Drifter. This smart waterproof wireless speaker comes with its own customized Android operating system, being completely self-sufficient and perfect for the beach. The device floats in water and features a built-in touchscreen, a camera, and a 16GB hard drive for storing your favorite tunes and take them with you wherever you go.

Water Toy: ‘Rosie’ Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float

Rose Gold Flamingo Float

If it’s cool enough for Taylor Swift, it’s cool enough for you, too! Giant pool inflatables are the ultimate trend this summer, but who says you can’t take these chic water toys with you at the beach, as well? Instead of going for the usual swan, however, why not take things up a notch with Rosie, Sunnylife’s Luxe Rose Gold Flamingo Float. Its vibrant color and tropical inspiration are guaranteed to give your beach outing a stylish, playful touch.

Stay Hydrated: Soma Glass Water Bottle

Reusable water bottle

Using a reusable water bottle will help reduce the huge amounts of plastic that end up in the ocean every year. But Soma, the first 100% sustainable water filter company, takes things a step further by creating a reusable water bottle that’s not just friendly to the environment, but also utterly chic.

The beautiful product is made of lightweight and durable BPA-free borosilicate glass, with a soft and slick silicone sleeve and a leak-proof bamboo cap. Staying hydrated has never been so stylish, so make sure to add one of these beauties to your beach packing list this summer.

Portable Beach Table: SandStand

Portable beach table

A day at the beach will never be the same with a portable wooden table as stylish as this one. Designed for summertime leisure, SandStand is ideal for enjoying lunch or a glass of wine on the sand, but can also hold your laptop if you fancy watching a movie or getting work done under a palm tree.

Handcrafted using premium materials and complete with features such as cup holders and bottle openers, this lovely piece of beach furniture adds class and convenience to your littoral experience.

Sunblock Detection Gadget: Sunscreenr

Sunblock detection gadget

Armed with a special 1.3 mp UV camera, Sunscreenr will show you where your skin is not covered by sunblock, and eventually save your life. This tiny, smart-looking beach gadget may seem unnecessary in the first place, but considering its life-saving potential, we’re glad Voxelight’s savvy entrepreneurs came up with this brilliant idea.

Written by Meeroona

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