The beach is an enticing place. The cool breeze, the lapping waves, and the glorious sunshine. It’s the perfect escape from our hectic and busy day-to-day lives.
It’s no wonder that so many of us choose to visit beach resorts for our vacations.
However, there are some issues with spending time beside the sea. These include, how to keep your valuables safe when you decide to paddle or swim – and how to stop your expensive electronic equipment from getting damaged by water or sand.
To make your beach vacations as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-have beach items.
Enjoy ice-cool wine while relaxing at the beach
This neat winecoat bag allows you to safely and easily carry wine to the beach. And if you want the wine to be served chilled, there is room for an ice pack. You can also fill it with any beverage you like, by using the disposable beverage bag.
Amazon customer rating: 4 out of 5 stars (184 reviews)
Protect yourself and family from the sun and rain
This easily portable, large canopy unbreakable could be just what you need to protect yourself from rain, spray or sunlight. The umbrella features an impressive UPF 50+ protection, as part of its rugged, water-repellent cover.
Amazon customer rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (1506 reviews)
Two bags in one – a mesh beach bag and a soft cooler bag
This handy, lightweight item offers two bags for the price of one. The main compartment is a decent-sized mesh bag, while the lower compartment is a 12-can capacity insulated cooler bag. Two outside pockets with zipper and waterproof lining keep your car keys, cash, and smartphone within easy reach – and secure on the beach.
Amazon customer rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (139 reviews)
This unique ground sheet will stay free from dirt, dust and sand
Dirt, dust and sand will disappear before your eyes due to this mat’s unique weave. The ‘one-way sift’ ensures dirt or sand particles simply fall through to the ground – and don’t come back up. The mat is UV stabilized to prevent fading, and is easily cleaned (and dries instantly) – should drinks or food be spilt on it.
Amazon customer rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (379 reviews)
Keep your valuables safe with this water-resistant beach vault
Worried about your valuables when spending time at the beach? Well, the Beach Vault could be just what you need for peace of mind. Using an ingenious design, it allows you to lock your valuables into its large storage compartment, and then the whole thing can be buried in the sand and covered by a towel or rug. As you’d expect, the Beach Vault is water and sand-resistant.
Amazon customer rating: 3.3 out of 5 stars (7 reviews)
The easy way to keep your smartphone safe from sand or water
If you’ve ever experienced water damage to your smartphone, then you’ll definitely be interested in this item. It allows you to insert your smartphone into its water-resistant pouch, which once sealed, will protect your phone from the elements. The pouch is made with a high-quality material that allows you to make use of your phone’s touchscreen. And perhaps the best feature of all… with your phone safe within the pouch, you can use it to take underwater pictures and videos.
Amazon customer rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (893 reviews)
Enjoy the most comfortable seat on the beach
Want to feel like a VIP on your next trip to the beach? Then give the KAISR Boss self-inflating sofa a try. Not only does it look cool and comfortable, but the neat self-inflating technology means you won’t have to break a sweat to get the sofa inflated.
Keep your beach essentials safe, dry and clean with this floating bag
This lightweight, compact and durable storage bag won’t let you down! That’s because it’s built to float on water. This means that you can keep your beach gear dry – even if your bag is caught by the incoming tide. The bag features an easy open/close mechanism, and is simple to dry, due to its smooth exterior surface.
Amazon customer rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (67 reviews)
Store your diapers, swimwear and much more in this stylish bag
With 15 patterns to choose from, this machine-washable, leak-free bag could be your perfect beach companion. Diapers, sunscreens and first-aid items are just some of the things that this bag will hold. The exterior of the bag is 100% cotton, while the remainder of the bag is made from BPA-free, lead-free and PVC-free materials.
Amazon customer rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (247 reviews)
Rust-resistant, impact-resistant, and water-resistant portable safe
If security of your valuables is a priority for you – then consider this portable safe. Not only is it impact and water-resistant, but it also features a heavy-duty flexible steel cable to securely lock around almost any fixed object. And if that’s not enough for you, then you might take a fancy to the earphone/charger access port, which allows you to listen to music or charge your devices while they are securely locked within the safe.
Amazon customer rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (567 reviews)
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of must-have beach items, and it just remains to say…
Stay safe, stay cool – and have fun on your next beach vacation!