It doesn’t get much better than a day of sun and sand at the beach. And though we’d love to all channel our inner minimalist beach girls (looking at you, Jen Rose Smith), sometimes coming prepared with more than just a bikini and a towel is the key to a beach day done right.
The secret to looking like a cool girl while schlepping your gear from the car to the shore? Go for beach accessories that are functional and cute!
The following 13 beach accessories fit exactly this bill. The patterned fringed umbrella and matching chair will look Instagram ready on the sand, but pack up quickly when it’s time to come home. That striped tote does double duty as a cooler for all of your oceanside refreshments. That floppy hat can be shoved into a backpack or suitcase at a moment’s notice. Now all you need are the waves.
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Ban.do Tasseled Orange Beach Towel, Anthropologie
Ban.do Aloha Beach Towel, Anthropologie
Shady Character Packable Wide-Brimmed Hat, Free People
Sundry Tie-Dye Tote, Shopbop
Calistoga Insulated Tote Bag, Mark & Graham
Sun Squad Adult Compact Chair, Target
XL Badminton Set, Urban Outfitters
JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker, L.L. Bean
Igloo Jug, Urban Outfitters