16 Must-Have Beach Accessories for the Summer

Empty Chairs and a Cooler at the Beach

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Summer's here, and that means you're probably ready to enjoy a fun beach day. While items like swimsuits and sunscreen are essentials, there are also a lot of cool beach accessories that will take your day in the sun to the next level. From items that will provide much-needed shade to other products that will ensure your drinks and snacks won't get sandy, there is a lot out there to enhance your time at the beach.

Some items, like Oyster's innovative no-ice-necessary cooler, take traditional beach gear to new heights. Others, like waterproof speakers and fun beach games, are great ways to up the entertainment factor while enjoying a long day at the beach with friends and family. And if your kids are into sand castles, you can even take things up a level with a professional sandcastle-building kit.

There are also a lot of accessories for the beach that will make your whole day more comfortable, like a special powder to get rid of the sand on your body or a large poncho that gives you the privacy to change out of your wet swimsuit at the end of the day. Whether it's a day on the lake or out by the ocean, everything on the list will come in handy.

Check out all of our favorite items, and get ready to fill your beach bag with cool, innovative products that will make your day a breeze.

Here are 16 must-have beach accessories that will make a great addition to your day in the waves.

Waterproof and Sandproof Beach Blanket

Oversize Sand Free Beach Blanket

OCOOPA | $37.99


Beach Scavenger Hunt

Beach Scavenger Hunt Game

Hapinest | $9.99


No Ice Cooler

Oyster No Ice Cool

Oyster | $500


Floating Neoprene Sunglasses Strap

Sunglasses Strap - Floating Neoprene

Pilotfish | $10.99


Backpack with Built-In Recliner

Beach Backpack Recliner

Bumruk | $180


Portable Canopy Sunshade

Neso Beach Canopy with Anchors

Neso | $104.99


Waterbottle with Valuables Storage

Water Bottle with Storage Compartment

TRAVAH | $26.99


Washable Waterproof Tote

BOGG Bag for the Beach

BOGG BAG | $130


Sand Castle Kit


Talc Free Sand Removing Powder


Starfish Sand Cup Holders

Starfish Sand Coasters Drink Holders

Island Genius | $12.99


Portable Waterproof Speaker

JBL Clip 4 Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker

JBL | $79.95


Large Changing Poncho


Lightweight Turkish Beach Towel

Turkish Towels for the Beach

BAY LAUREL | $19.95


Full Face Snorkel Mask

Snorkle Mask

QingSong | $32.99


Collapsable Beach Table

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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