Whale, hello there. It’s that time of year: beach season. Slather on some sunscreen, feel the sand in your toes, and hear the beautiful sound of crashing waves. No matter what coast you live on, a day at the beach is a classic, fun summer activity. From a cooler to pack up your favorite summer beers to a fast-paced game of spikeball, we gathered together our picks for the best beach gear. Sea you at the shore!

Best Umbrella

Sport-Brella XL Umbrella

The beach blanket’s best friend, this umbrella is weather protectant and water repellent. Read your favorite summer book, sip your favorite summer beer, and say safe from the rays of the sun under this umbrella.

Buy Now: $56

Best Beach Drink Holder

AOMAIS Beach Sand Coasters

Keeping your can of beer cold all day in the sun is one thing. Keeping that pesky sand out of your beer is a whole other hazard of drinking on the beach. No one likes grit in their IPA. Place these unique, colorful beach sand coasters right next to your beach chair and keep your drink from getting sandy all day.

Buy Now: $16/5-pack

Best Beach Game


Fun, active, and competitive, this seen-on-Shark-Tank game will heat up your beach bash. Go spike some balls with the go-anywhere game of spikeball. May the best spiker win.

Buy Now: $60

Best Beach Blanket

HEHUI Beach Blanket

An essential for any beach trip: this blanket is sand and waterproof. Stay comfortable while getting a sweet tan on this nylon mat.

Buy Now: $19

Best Beach Cooler

TOURIT Cooler Backpack

Easily carry your favorite beers onto the beach with this cooler. This lightweight insulated backpack can hold up to thirty cans and best of all comes with a beer opener on the strap for easy beer opening capabilities. Perfect for sharing drinks with friends and family.

Buy Now: $37

Best Beach Speaker

Altec Lansing Mini H2O

Soak up the sun and play your favorite beach tunes with this mini bluetooth speaker. Small and compatible yet packing a big punch of sound, this speaker will make you tropic like it’s hot when the music starts playing.

Buy Now: $15

Best Water Game

Armour Shell Skip Fun

Turn up the heat on the beach with a friendly game in the ocean. Skip, catch, throw, and splash, these water balls are the perfect game for everyone. Note: Ball will not hurt if it hits your body.

Buy Now: $19

Best Sunscreen

Sun Bum Sunscreen

There’s truly almost nothing more painful than a sunburn from the beach. Lather up with Sun Bum’s SPF 50 sunscreen, to stay safe during your day in the sun. Don’t forget to reapply.

Buy Now: $16

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