The 10 Best Beach Accessories
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of 2018. A summer day spent relaxing by the sea can be one of life’s greatest pleasures - if you have the right accoutrements, of course. Whether you’re taking the family or just going solo, you’ll appreciate our selection of beach accessories, which covers everything from convenient carrying cases for your electronics and no-frills drink holders to high-end chairs that will have you lounging in luxury. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 24, 2019:
A day at the beach should be as stress free and comfortable as possible, and we’ve curated this selection of beach accessories to help make getting there – and relaxing once you’ve arrived – a snap. This includes a roomy carrying bag, handy places for food and drinks, a cozy and lightweight place to sit, Sun protection, and a way not to burn your feet in hot sand.
Joining the list today are Tilos Waterproof Socks, which will keep your feet protected during activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball – and just walking along the beach. They can even be used as a liner inside a pair of hiking boots. They’re lightweight and form-fitting, and easy to take along in your tote bag to the beach or pool. They’re made of neoprene, offering a four-way stretch build to ensure a comfortable fit. The soles feature traction dots to keep you upright on slippery surfaces. They’ll also keep your feet from getting sunburnt. If you want more coverage, check out Tilos’ high-cut styles. (For something that can protect your feet either on the beach or when you’re SCUBA diving, check out our reviews of Swim Fin Socks.)
Others items worthy of mention include the Tommy Bahama Cooler Chair, which offers five reclining positions, so you’re sure to find the right one, whether you want to stare off into the water or lean back for a leisurely nap. It includes an adjustable pillow and two storage compartments. The Sport-Brella All-Weather just might be one of your best purchases in a long time, especially if you frequent the beach, kids’ soccer or baseball games, or all of the above. It’ll make life much more bearable on scorching days and incorporates some screens for airflow, so you won’t get too hot underneath it. It can accommodate a chair or two, so you won’t need to sit on the ground. It’s great for escaping the Sun or the rain, and comes with tethers to anchor it down on windy days.