If your summer plans have anything to do with water—splashing in it, lounging by it, dreaming of it—these goods might be just what you need.

By Cat Dash
Updated June 26, 2019
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Beach gear that works hard and lasts all season long is great. Beach gear that does all that and looks good doing it is even better. This summer, big, bold, and beautiful is the way to go, and these editor-approved finds make being on-trend on the beach a breeze. Whether you’re looking for comfort, entertainment, or just a little aesthetic joy, this colorful beach gear has you covered.

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Frances Valentine XL Float IZU
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1 Luxe Lounger

The terms “chic” and “pool float” have rarely been used together—until now.

To buy: XL Float IZU, $50; francesvalentine.com.

UE myBoom 3 Speaker
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2 Tailored Tunes

Customize every detail of this waterproof speaker, from the fabric to the color of the oversize volume buttons.

To buy: myBoom 3 Speaker, $180; studio.ultimateears.com.

Madewell x Charity: Water Reusable Canvas Tote Bag
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3 Charitable Tote

Fifty percent of the cost of this canvas tote will go to Charity: Water, a nonprofit that provides clean drinking water to those without access to it.

To buy: Madewell x Charity: Water Reusable Canvas Tote Bag, $10; madewell.com.

Sharky Float Vest
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4 Baby Shark

A fun way to keep your little one (ages 1 to 2) buoyant in the pool.

To buy: Sharky Float Vest, $35; sunnylife.com.

Learning to Surf Notebook by Lauren Hampton
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5 Surf’s Up

Personalize the cover of this notebook with the text of your choice for a custom travel journal.

To buy: Learning to Surf Notebook by Lauren Hampton, $16; minted.com.

Atlas Blue and Latigo Bay Beach Towels
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6 Summer Essential

Let the graphic designs on these organic cotton towels inspire you to get outside and play.

To buy: Atlas Blue and Latigo Bay Beach Towels, $39 each; westelm.com.

Rainbow Beach Kite
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7 BYO Rainbow

Fly the coolest kite on the beach with this kaleidoscopic number, made of durable nylon for months of aerial fun.

To buy: Delta Kite, $44; areaware.com.

The Comfiest Striped Beach Chair waterproof
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8 The Comfiest Chair

This waterproof lounger folds into a compact pouch and weighs less than two pounds.

To buy: Alite Designs Meadow Rest Waterproof Lounger, $69; rei.com.

Play the Day Away Scenic Souvenir
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9 Scenic Souvenir

Artist Heather Landis’s nostalgic print is a colorful reminder of the fleeting joys of summer.

To buy: Play the Day Away Limited-Edition Art, from $23; minted.com.

Colorful Bullseye Beach Rug
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10 Circle Up

When it comes to beach blankets, round is the new rectangle. Bonus points if yours has a graphic pattern and pom-pom fringe.

To buy: All Around Giant Circle Towel, $68; bando.com.

Colorful Beach Pillow
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11 Nap Necessity

With an inflatable insert and a removable color- blocked cover, this beach pillow is both pretty and super practical.

To buy: Tangalle Beach Pillow, $18; sunnylife.com.

colorful striped beach bottle
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12 Thirst, Quenched

Stay hydrated at the beach, by the pool, and everywhere else summer takes you with this sparkling striped beauty.

To buy: Glitter Bomb Water Bottle, $26; amazon.com.

The Beach Companion Book
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13 Know Your Shells

Identify your beach finds and coastal treasures with this handy illustrated guide.

To buy: The Beachcomber’s Companion, $12; amazon.com.

colorful striped madewell swimsuit beach
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14 Gone Swimming

A classic silhouette plus a bold, colorful stripe lends a retro-cool vibe to this one-piece.

To buy: Madewell Solid & Striped Anne-Marie Swimsuit, $168; madewell.com.

Poketo Underwater Camera
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15 Dive In

This 35-millimeter waterproof camera will help you achieve your minimal-screen-time goals while still capturing memories (even underwater).

To buy: Underwater Camera, $24; poketo.com.