The ultimate beach guide

Get set for sunny, sandy days with our 2022 Beach Guide. Just a few handy accessories, and a checklist of absolute essentials, will make all the difference when you’re planning a full day at the beach. From what to wear to keep cool and comfortable, to simple sunshade solutions and the perfect picnic pieces – it’s the little extras that can make all the difference to family fun at your favorite beachy spot.

Sunshade

by Neso

Neso

An ample sunshade is a must for a family day at the beach. Everyone can cool down under this one by Neso, and it makes the ideal shelter for picnic lunchtimes.

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Heavy duty beach wagon

by MacSports

MacSports

Forget weighty, overflowing bags and invest in a tough beach wagon to pull down to the beach. This foldable one by Macsports handles well on sand and is roomy enough to carry everyone’s towels, toys and refreshments.

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Sling chair

by Society6

Society6

A classic folding sling chair in a mid-century modern design. This stylish reclining seat is super comfortable and durable with a solid wooden frame and spill/splash resistant fabric.

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Beach towel

by Anthropologie

Society6

You’ll never regret opting to take several extra-large beach towels - the bigger the better in our opinion. Anthropologie stocks this luxuriously soft option in a variety of shades. It’s perfect for wrapping up the kids after swims or just stretching out in style!

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Picnic blanket

by Seabird society

Seabird society

Set the scene for your beach picnic (or to ensure everyone in the group has a spot to sit) with this big, beautiful blanket. It has a water-resistant underside, as well as zipper pockets for valuables and 4 stakes to keep it tethered when the sea breeze comes in.

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Beach bag

by Tom & Teddy

Tom & Teddy

Our natural jute beach bag will add a smart edge to your essential beach kit. It’s roomy enough to hold towels, books, toys and water bottles, and its wipeable lining makes for a swift clean-out at the end of the day.

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Swim shorts

by Tom & Teddy

Shorts

Team up the big and little guys in some Tom & Teddy matching swim trunks. These super-soft printed swimmers are made in a UPF50+ fabric and are quick to dry after all that splashing in the waves.

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Rash guards

by Tom & Teddy

Rash guards

Top off everyone’s beach outfit with a Tom & Teddy t-shirt style rash vest. They’re resistant to both saltwater and chlorine, so these rashies will be in your essential beach kit for years to come! And the best bit? The no-cling fit, with a silky inner lining, makes them extra easy to pull on and off, even when wet.

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Caps

by Tom & Teddy

Caps

TA great-fitting hat is non-negotiable on hot, sunny days at the beach. Protect everyone’s heads, hair and faces with our beach caps in fresh shades of blue and green. A generous peak provides shade and the adjustable back strap will keep them all in place, all day long.

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Flip Flops

by Tom & Teddy

Flip Flops

The one and only beach shoe, Tom & Teddy style. Pick out a pair of soft, cushioned flip flops for all the family to slip on and off.

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Dry robe

by Dry Robe

Dry robe

If the weather forecast is looking a little mixed, consider packing a Dry Robe in your beach kit. It’ll keep you extra snug after a swim.

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Cool bag

by Yeti

Yeti

The can’t-do-without cool bag, Yetí’s Hopper BackFlip 24 is designed as an ultra-ergonomic backback. It’s tall and tough as well as leak proof.

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Utensil set

by Zoku

Zoku

These lovely pocket utensil sets will slot neatly into your picnic bag and they’re so easy to pack away after lunch.

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Food containers

by Zoku

Zoku

Fill these stackable containers with delicious picnic goodies. They’re color coded and watertight with latching lids.

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Cups and plates

Rice by Rice

Rice by Rice

Cups and plates by Rice come in every color under the sun and are made from lightweight and durable melamine. They can be stacked for easy transportation.

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Portable speaker

JBL

Rice by Rice

Gather your gang on the picnic blanket and stream some chilled-out tunes with JBL's Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker. It's waterproof, neatly packaged to keep out the sand and delivers high-quality stereo sound.

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Bocce

by L.L Bean

L.L bean

Beach bocce is steadily becoming a firm family favorite for afternoons on the sand. Check out this colorful set from L. L. Bean – it has a handy carry bag that can be monogrammed – a great gift for a summer birthday!

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Activ Flyer

by Activ Life

Activ Life

The Activ Flyer will have the whole family on the move. It includes a set of two rings and is suitable for 3 years and over.

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Bamboo wetwipes

by Public Good

Public Goods

First aid kit

by Band Aid

Band Aid

Swiss amry knife

by Victorinox

Victorinox