Even if it feels like summer is over with the school season, you’ll be happy to know that summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd. Make the most of those last remaining summer weekends with a trip to the beach with our top five popular beach essentials.
1. A portable grill
It is always a risk to get hold of one of the few BBQ grills on the beach, and even then the hygienic condition of the grill is always questionable. Pack your own with RS Barcelona’s portable grill, the Mon Oncle. As a reinterpretation of the classic BBQ grill, it opens like a briefcase and has a retro feel. You can just put it in the sand or on a tabletop for easier grilling. After cooling down, the Mon Oncle can be easily and quickly dismantled, cleaned and stowed away.
2. A beach towel
It is an unspoken rule that a beach towel should take up your space. Pack one that is easy to spot from the water, like this one from Zuzunaga. For lighter options (or even if you gravitate towards neutrals) check out more of our collection of beach blankets and towels.
3. Reusable bags
Endless snacks on the beach are a requirement, so be sure to throw away plastic containers and ziplock bags and pack your food in these reusable carrier bags instead. Pro tip: They’re great for storing things other than groceries, like hair ties, toiletries, first aid kits, phones – anything that you don’t want sand to get into!
4. Plates and bowls
Speaking of food, enrich your beach experience with Poketo’s Bamboo Dining Collection so that you don’t just eat out of storage bags. They are available in samples and are made from certified organic bamboo fiber, making them durable and a great alternative to styrofoam or paper plates.
5. A portable lamp
Now that the days are getting shorter, you’ll want to add a portable lamp to your time on the beach so you don’t just rely on the perimeter of your campfire. The Mini Uma Light is small enough to fit in your pocket and doubles as a speaker so you can listen to music before and after sunset. Check out this collection for even more outdoor lighting and speakers.