The perfect beach bag is twofold. Ideally, it boasts some level of water resistance — like the collaborative tote from Saturdays Surf NYC and Porter ($275), equipped with an impermeable nylon canvas base and aqua seal zipper to keep out both sand and water. The bag should also be roomy enough to carry a day’s worth of gear — towel, foldable chair, sunscreen and light reading material — plus the rest. That rest? Well, that’s all about having fun. Here is the gear you need to beat the heat and make the most of the summer’s best sandy shores.
Bedrock Gabbro Sandals ($86)
As close to barefoot as it gets.
onia Italian Rash Guard ($110)
Failproof UV protection.
Alite Mantis Chair ($120)
A little comfort goes a long way.
Saturdays Surf NYC x Porter Square Bottom Tote ($275)
Leader of the pack.
Apolis Hand Loomed Beach Towel ($48)
Hand-tailored terry cotton.
Birdwell 310 Boardshort ($79)
Durable style since 1961.
The Surfer’s Journal ($16)
The beachcomber’s bible.
Shark Leash Yellow Watch ($55)
An ’80s icon.
NudeAudio Super M Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($99)
Compact, wireless and efficient.
Red’s Outfitters The Kennedys Collin Sunglasses ($195)
Italian acetate, American confidence.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 ($8)
Tend those tender spots.
Acid Magazine ($20)
The up and comer.
Aesop Avail Body Lotion with Sunscreen ($41)
Even when it’s cloudy.
Klean Kanteen 64oz. Classic Growler ($50)
Leave the glass bottles at home.
mophie juice pack H2PRO ($130)
Protection and power.
Molten USA Elite Beach Volleyball ($40)
Bring your A-game.
Hess Pintail Handplane ($140)
The wave catcher.
RVCA x Kelsey Brookes ANP Wetsuit Jacket ($225)
The new MVP.