Stussy provide some classic beach vibes with this Tommy-style color-blocked tank top, finished with a clean chest graphic and woven label. Made from light and cool 100% cotton jersey.
Oh Shit! Disposable Camera
Disposable cameras are ideal for the beach; cheap, compact and easy to use, they're a great way to capture your memories without risking losing or damaging an expensive SLR or draining your phone's battery. This disposable camera from British brand Indcsn will take photos a thousand times more authentic than any Instagram filter.
Blank Double Layered Tank
Stampd add a contemporary twist to the beach ready tank top, with this 90/10 cotton/modal double layered tank top. The cotton/modal blend is softer and wicks sweat from the body at a greater rate than a 100% cotton fabric. A great way of bringing the layered, sportswear aesthetic to the very layer unfriendly environment of the beach.
MTN Waist Pack
Only NY's 1000D denier Cordura waist pack allows for storing those vital essentials without having to carry around a large bag or backpack. A great luggage solution for an impromptu trip to the beach.
Wild Thing Sunglasses
Entry-level price point and easy style make these sunglasses from French brand Les Specs an ideal choice for the beach. They're easy to pull off and for the price, it's not the end of the world if you make the all to easy mistake of "misplacing" them.
Hawaiian Print Linen Bucket Hat
British brand Grind London have included this breezy linen bucket hat as part of their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Constructed from a cool, lightweight and breathable linen fabric and featuring a summer-ready tropical print, this one was made for the beach.
Essentials Bag, Small
The small Essentials bag from Carhartt WIP is made from a tough duck canvas and includes space for cameras, phones, chargers, sunglasses and any other summertime necessities.
Behold normcore's piece de resistence, the Birkenstock. Adored by Dads worldwide and experiencing a recent revival thanks to the normcore aesthetic's adoration of all things unfashionable, the humble and practical sandal is featured here in a soft brown suede. Great for those who are likely to do a bit of walking on their trips to the beach, thanks to their practical design and rugged sole.
Tiger Stripe Surf Trunk
Toronto swimwear brand Bather have sourced a high-tech quick-dry nylon fabric for use in these swim shorts, and added a practical back pocket with a snap closure. Seen here in a tiger camo, their shorts come in a variety of patterns and solid colors, all ideal for keeping stylish while taking a dip.
Anonymous Ism have created these invisible socks with a soft and stretchy cotton blend fabric and added rubber detailing on the heel to keep them in place. A great way to go sockless with your sneakers or loafers but without going through the pain and sweat of being barefoot.
Linen Beach Towel
Drawing inspiration from the Brazilian beach-bound lifestyle, luxury beachwear label Frescobol Carioca have crafted this towel from a cotton/linen blend, which will cool and wick moisture away from the body extremely effectively.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Seersucker Swim Shorts
Ralph's yacht inspired Polo aesthetic make for ideal swim shorts; the seersucker fabric is a nautical classic, and combined with that iconic pony logo make for perfect preppy beach steez whether you're from the Hamptons or Harlem.
Immortalized by countless film stars, musicians and American presidents, the Panama hat is a timeless summertime classic. Crafted from straw, the open weave construction is highly breathable and is an alternative sun friendly headwear piece for those who aren't fond of the bucket hat.
Timeless Sunglasses Amber
Beautifully handmade from Italian acetate and featuring high grade Carl Zeiss lenses, these Timeless sunglasses from Danish brand Han Kjobenhavn are aptly named.
Herschel Supply Co
Packable Duffle Bag
Luggage manufacturer's Herschel Supply Co have created this clever duffle bag from a lightweight ripstop nylon, which can pack away into itself. A highly portable, light weight and affordable alternative to taking a heavy or expensive bag with you.
With no docks, no plugs and no wires, the bluetooth connected Jambox Mini speaker unit is your phone's best friend on the beach. No cords to break and no docks to fiddle with means the Jambox is a hassle free way of playing whatever you like when you're down the beach, and the bluetooth connectivity means you can store your phone in a safe place while doing so.
Kanteen Classic Loop Cap 800ml
The Kanteen Classic from Klean gives the essential canteen design a bright pop of bold color, and the 800ml container will keep your drinks cool in the summer heat.
Polis Colourblock Tote
Manufactured from a tough polyester canvas, this tote bag from Penfield has enough room for all your beach essentials, and has several zipper pockets to stash your really vital stuff. The brash color-blocked design means you won't be losing sight of it in a hurry either.
Poler's ingenious reinvention of the sleeping bag allows for free arm movement, and an adjustable cinch that lets you stick your legs out too, meaning you can walk from the camp fire to your tent without having to leave comfort and warmth behind. The added front pockets made this ideal for those who like to go to the beach, then camp there overnight.
These premium mens trunks have been made from a stretchy yet super comfy 92/8% modal/elasthane blend, just what you need after taking a dip in the sea.
While the sun, sand, and the sea are a perfect combination for those in need of a vacation and a break away from the city, the beach can be a stressful experience if you’re not adequately prepared. Aside from the obvious sunscreen and cool drinks, there are a great many things that are easy to forget, whether you’re just quickly heading to catch some sun for an hour or two, or planning for an overnight camping experience. So, we’ve compiled a list of 20 beach essentials that will make your trip run all the more smoothly, whether it’s by providing innovative storage solutions, keeping your drinks cold, or capturing those sun-kissed moments with the perfect song or the perfect photo.