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7 Beach Essentials You’ll Rely on All Summer Long

Sunflow Chair

It’s officially summer, which means we’re looking forward to getting to the beach as often as possible. And no matter what type of beach person you are—swimming and SUP-ing for hours, lounging with a good book, building sand castles with the kids—there are lots of great pieces, from bathing suits to cover-ups to chairs, to make your day even better.

Here, we’ve rounded up 7 essentials that you’ll want to keep in your beach bag (or at least close at hand!) all summer long:

1. Nobadeer Beach Hat

When you’re in need of sun protection while still looking stylish, this hat from Abigail Fox, which has outposts in both Greenwich and on Nantucket, is a great option. With a 3.5-inch brim and fun stitching, it’s available in four different colors.

2. Camden Slides

We love Woolloomooloo shoes—and that includes these new sustainable Camden slides, which are made from Australian merino wool that’s digitally knit. Along with being super comfy, thanks to the “cloud EVA outsole”, they’re also machine washable, which is extra important when you’re wearing them daily.

3. The Beach Bundle

Ideal beach chair? Found. Not only does this Sunflow chair come in a whopping 25 colors and patterns, including solids and stripes, but it also comes with a drink holder, a bag to keep your wallet, sunglasses and more, a towel and shade protection.

4. HydroBelt Bag

If you love walking while at the beach, you know staying hydrated is key. Which is what makes this nylon HydroBelt bag so great: Fit all your necessities in the main pouch and then carry your drink in the removable drink holder, which can measure up to 7 inches high—perfect for a water bottle.

5. Kahuku One Piece

In need of a new one-piece? Stand out in this Tiare Hawaii option, with its eye-catching color (neon guava!) and pretty stitching on both sides.

6. Sicilian Basket

Channel Italian vibes with this gorgeous bag, handmade in Sicily using Sicilian palma nana straw. As they explain, “It takes three days to make each one and there are less than a handful or artisans who still produce these baskets in the traditional manner.” With shipping available to the US, you can choose from pom poms in either orange and yellow or pink and red.

7. Juliana Short Cover-Up

Forget big and bulky cover-ups and opt for this slightly sheer, linen-blend button-down option. From ViX Paula Hermanny, it comes in three colors—black, pink, and green—and is super cute.

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