Stand out on the crowded beach with this beautiful and incredibly practical beach gear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, $70; alitedesigns.com.
With an inflatable insert and a removable color- blocked cover, this beach pillow is both pretty and super practical.
TO BUY: Tangalle Beach Pillow, $14; sunnylife.com.
Know Your Shells
Identify your beach finds and coastal treasures with this handy illustrated guide.
TO BUY: The Beachcomber’s Companion, $17; chroniclebooks.com.
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; bando.com.
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.