The Ultimate Beach Kit

Published 19 May, 2023

Get set for sunny, sandy days with our 2023 Beach Kit. Just a few handy accessories, and a checklist of absolute essentials, will make all the difference when you’re planning a full day at the beach. From what to wear to keep cool and comfortable, to simple sunshade solutions and the perfect picnic pieces – it’s the little extras that can make all the difference to family fun at your favorite beachy spot.

Shibumi - Sunshade

An ample sunshade is a must for a family day at the beach. Everyone can cool down under this one by Shibumi, and it makes the ideal shelter for picnic lunchtimes.

Tupelo - Load Up Wagon

Forget weighty, overflowing bags and invest in a tough beach wagon to pull down to the beach. This foldable one by Tupelo handles well on sand and is roomy enough to carry everyone’s towels, toys and refreshments.

Lafuma - Deck Chair

This stylish reclining seat is super comfortable and durable with a solid wooden frame and spill/splash resistant fabric.

Matouk - Paros Beach Towel

You’ll never regret opting to take several extra-large beach towels - the bigger the better in our opinion. Matouk stocks this luxuriously soft option in a variety of shades. It’s perfect for wrapping up the kids after swims or just stretching out in style!

Tartan Blanket Company - Picnic Blanket

Set the scene for your beach picnic (or to ensure everyone in the group has a spot to sit) with this beautiful tartan blanket. It has a water-resistant underside and handy carry-straps

Taylor Morris - ZERO Sunglasses

Always remember your shades to shield your eyes from that white-sand glare! This unisex pair by Taylor Morris provides a perfect classic-with-a-twist style: round tortoise shell frames with on-trend mirrored lenses.

Unchartered Supply Co. - First Aid Kit

Babo Botanicals - Sunscreen

Tom & Teddy - Matching Swim Shorts

Team up the big and little guys in some Tom & Teddy matching swim trunks. These super-soft printed swimmers are made in a UPF50+ fabric and are quick to dry after all that splashing in the waves.

Tom & Teddy - Rash Vests

Top off everyone’s beach outfit with a Tom & Teddy t-shirt style rash vest. They’re resistant to both saltwater and chlorine, so these rashies will be in your essential beach kit for years to come! And the best bit? The no-cling fit, with a silky inner lining, makes them extra easy to pull on and off, even when wet.

Dry Robe - Dry Robe

If the weather forecast is looking a little mixed, consider packing a Dry Robe in your beach kit. It’ll keep you extra snug after a swim.

Tom & Teddy - Flip Flops

The one and only beach shoe, Tom & Teddy style. Pick out a pair of soft, cushioned flip flops for all the family to slip on and off.

Tom & Teddy - Beach Cap

A great-fitting hat is non-negotiable on hot, sunny days at the beach. Protect everyone’s heads, hair and faces with our beach caps in fresh shades of blue and green. A generous peak provides shade and the adjustable back strap will keep them all in place, all day long.

Tom & Teddy - Beach Bag

Our natural jute beach bag will add a smart edge to your essential beach kit. It’s roomy enough to hold towels, books, toys and water bottles, and its wipeable lining makes for a swift clean-out at the end of the day.

Yeti - Cool Bag

The can’t-do-without cool bag, Yetí’s Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler is designed as an ultra-ergonomic backback. It’s tall and tough as well as leak proof.

Sea Bags - Anchor Bottle Opener

Victorinox - Swiss Army Knife

Matador - Wet Bag

A great-fitting hat is non-negotiable on hot, sunny days at the beach. Protect everyone’s heads, hair and faces with our beach caps in fresh shades of blue and green. A generous peak provides shade and the adjustable back strap will keep them all in place, all day long.

Grey Nicolls - Beach Cricket Set

Our favourite family game for days at the beach! This lightweight cricket set comes all packed up in a neat holdall and includes a bat, a set of stumps and a soft PVC ball.

Fortunoff - Bocce Ball Set

If it’s a bit too hot to run about, a gentle game of bocce will keep the kids amused. We love this set from Fortunoff – it has how-to-play instructions on the carry-bag.

Zume - Flying Disc

This bright, soft-touch frisbee is a brilliant lightweight item to tuck into your beach bag. It’s suitable for ages 6 years and above.

Seavenger - Snorkeling Set

A kids’ snorkel, mask and flipper set that’s great quality and ideal for youngsters who like to be in the ocean all day long.

Quut - Bucket and Spade

No day at the beach is complete without some serious digging, shell collecting and sandcastle building. Quut have the most stylish and practical of sand-friendly implements, from the Bucki bucket with a detachable sieve to the Scoppi, an “unbreakable shovel’’.

Waterdrop - Ultralight Steel Bottle  

This sunshine yellow drinks bottle is good looking as well as good for our planet! Made from stainless steel, you'll be well equipped for all your beach adventures.

Target - Plaid Picnic Plates

We love these plaid-pattern picnic plates – the perfect size for al-fresco eats!

Hydro Flask - Kids Lunch Box

The coolest kids insulated lunch box. The insulated interior keeps PB&Js and carrot sticks fresh. It’s the perfect lunch box for beach time picnics.

Hydro Flask - Serving Bowl with Lid

Pick up one of these lidded-bowl sets in lovely beachy colours. They’re ideal for food storage and and stack neatly back together when all the picnic goodies have gone.

Herban Essentials - Lemon Towelettes

Clean up – before and after lunch – with these lemon-scented, all natural wet wipes.