The Ultimate Beach Kit

Published 12 Apr, 2023

Get set for sunny, sandy days with our 2023 Beach Kit. 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 favourite beachy spot.

Neso - Sunshade

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.

Feahrzeug’s Heavy Duty Beach Wagon

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

Society6 - Sling Chair

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.

Slow Tide - Beach Towel

You’ll never regret opting to take several extra-large beach towels - the bigger the better in our opinion. Slow Tide 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!

The British Blanket Co - Picnic Blanket

Set the scene for your beach picnic (or to ensure everyone in the group has a spot to sit) with this beautiful herringbone blanket. It has a water-resistant underside and handy carry-straps

Family First Aid - First Aid Kit

Babo Botanicals - Sunscreen

Tom & Teddy - Matching Swim 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.

Tom & Teddy - Rash Vests

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.

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.

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.

Tom & Teddy - Beach Cap

A 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.

Tom & Teddy - Beach Bag

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.

Yeti - Cool Bag

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.

Not Another Bill - Corkscrew

Victorinox - Swiss Army Knife

Matador - Wet Bag

A 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.

Gray Nicolls - Beach Cricket Set

Our favourite family game for days at the beach! This lightweight cricket set comes all packed up in a neat holdall and includes a bat, a set of stumps and a soft PVC ball.

Geologique - Petanque Boules

If it’s a bit too hot to run about, a gentle game of Petanque will keep the kids amused. We love this 4-player set – it has how-to-play instructions on the carry-bag.

Olaian - Flying Disc

This bright, soft-touch frisbee is a brilliant lightweight item to tuck into your beach bag. It’s suitable for ages 7 years and above.

Two Bare Feet - Snorkel Set

A kids’ snorkel, mask and flipper set that’s great quality and ideal for youngsters who like to be in the ocean all day long.

Quut - Bucket and Spade

No day at the beach is complete without some serious digging, shell collecting and sandcastle building. Quut have the most stylish and practical of sand-friendly implements, from the Bucki bucket with a detachable sieve to the Scoppi, an “unbreakable shovel’’.

Ocean Bottle - Sky Blue

This soft-blue drinks bottle is good looking as well as good for our planet! Ocean Bottle channels profits from the sale of its products to pay for the collection of plastic bottles…before they enter the ocean.

M&S - Summer Fruits Picnic Side Plate

We love these wave-pattern picnic plates – the perfect size for al-fresco eats!

IKEA - GARNITYREN - Bowls with Lids

Pick up one of these lidded-bowl sets in lovely beachy colours. They’re ideal for food storage and and stack neatly back together when all the picnic goodies have gone.

Black & Blum - Stainless Steel Sandwhich Box

Stainless steel boxes are a great way to keep your sandwiches cooler on a hot, sunny day. This Black & Blum one has a nifty bamboo lid that can be used as a mini chopping board.

Wet Ones - Antibacterial and Biodegradable Wipes

Clean up – before and after lunch – with these cucumber-scented and biodegradable wet wipes.