Summertime is finally just around the corner and we all know what that means. A full season of sun and fun! However, summertime just wouldn't be the same without some essential beach items to help make your days by the shore a little more pleasurable. Safety is always a good idea, so we've got that covered too.

Nothing says summer like a day at the beach and with the right products, you'll create the perfect moments to share with family and friends. Whether you choose to bask in the sun or if you're up for an exciting beach activity, here are 10 amazing beach items to add to your summer essentials.

Compartmentalized Water Bottle

Contigo Autoseal Kangaroo Water Bottle

Hydration is an essential element to have at the beach, but you can stay healthy while keeping your livelihood in tact. Leaving your keys, purse, phone, wallet or ID out in the open makes you susceptible to thieves. However, with a compartmentalized water bottle, carrying all your essentials, along with your money and other necessities is now easier than ever.

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Sunscreen Applicator

Sunscreen Applicator

Sunscreen is especially important if you plan to spend all day in the great outdoors. However, applying SPF can be difficult to apply to those hard-to-reach areas like your back, which can prove problematic if you have no one else around to help. A sunscreen applicator extends your reach a few inches to help you cover all the areas that need coverage. Simply place your favorite sunscreen in the plastic applicator, press the button and let it do the rest.

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Chilly Pad

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Towel

When it comes to keeping as when the temperature rises, not just any towel will do. However, you can relax by the beach enveloped within a hyper-evaporating cooling towel. Made with polyvinyl alcohol, all it takes is water for this towel to help you cool off. Completely submerge in H2O, then allow natural evaporation to take effect. Once dry, it isn't so cool anymore, however, just re-wet to continue its cooling effect.

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Beach Glasswear


The Beach Glass Blue Seas Collection

Are you tired of your favorite beverages spilling all over the place while at the beach? Well, enter Spike Coasters, a nifty way to have your drink and sip it too. Not only are these containers a great way to safeguard your drink, but each cup can be personalized and comes in fun colors with spikes to dig into the sand, which helps stabilize your drink. Makes the perfect beach party accessory and is BPA-free.

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Beach Umbrella

Sport-Brella SUPER BRELLA Beach Umbrella

When you need a shady spot, beach umbrellas are the ideal way to hide away from the sun's radiant heat. Unlike regular umbrellas that provide refuge from weather-related elements, beach tents provide temporary shelter from the heat and the sun's UV rays as you enjoy your time near the shore. Beach umbrellas aren't for sleeping under or for longterm camping, but add a bit of fun for relaxing and cooling down. Beach umbrellas are also easily adjustable for changing positions.

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Umbrella Hooks

Pole R-Bear Umbrella Hooks

A day at the beach can easily be ruined by lost items such as sunglasses, a camera, or car keys, which is why keeping them in a trusty location is key to ensuring that everything stays safe and in one place. Umbrella hooks allow you to hang small or light items for easy access or whenever you need it. With adjustable features to fit any size umbrella, these hooks enable you to keep your important hidden away or within reach.

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A Durable Cooler

Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler

Bringing your snacks and drinks to the beach is a great way to stay energized and hydrated, but who wants warm drinks? Coolers are the solution to many of these woes as they contain the material to lock in cool air to keep your fare fresh. However, not any cooler will do. The best coolers contain adequate insulation and sealed locks that keep open air out.

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Sand Cleaning Mittens

Sand Off! Sand Wipe-Off Mitts

There are few things that make going to the beach less than enjoyable than getting sunburned, and that is getting sand where the sun don't shine. However, when there's a will, there's a way and with sand cleaning mittens, you can frolic with less worry. Sand cleansing mittens help children and adults wick away pesky sand without just a swipe, which means less clean time for you and more fun.

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Slot Flops

Slot Flops with Arch Support

Flip flops are beneficial for a variety of reasons. They're comfortable, easy to slip on, you don't have to worry about water and sand ruining them, and you can hide your cash in them. Slot Flops allows you to take your money wherever you go discreetly without worry. With a built-in system to hide your coins within the sole of your shoe, you can walk easy.

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Waterproof Phone Pouch

EOTW Waterproof Case Dry Bag

Safety should never be underestimated, so having a phone nearby can literally save your life. Protect it while out in the elements with a waterproof pouch to keep water and sand from falling into its crevices. With a waterproof phone pouch, you can rest easy knowing that your phone will stay nice and dry, even when submerged in water.

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Summertime is just around the corner, so if you're seeking some beach time, you'll have a more enjoyable time knowing that you have all the right gear in place to keep your cherished items safe and your mind on what's most important--the fun. Keep these handy essentials in mind for your summer vacation fun and you'll be on your way to summer vacation without a hitch. Office Depot

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