A day at the beach requires little gear; a big towel, some sophisticated sunnies and a bottle of factor 50 are the absolute minimums. But even the most minimalist traveller can upgrade their day in the sun with some stylish accessories and must-packs. We’ve listed our favourites to help you enjoy every precious ray of sun.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is small enough to throw in the most compact beachbag, but powerful enough to keep the beatgoing all night long with an impressive 10- hour battery life. It has a wireless range of 100+ feet and can be linked to two devices at once. We don’t go anywhere without ours.From £85/US$80 at Amazon.
Waterproof and Shockproof Camera
The Olympus Tough! TG-5 isn’t the cheapest option, but it gets our vote for being virtually indestructible. It’s waterproof to 15m, freezeproof to -10 degrees and shockproof to 2.1m sowill be more than capable of handling a day on the beach. It comes packed with features including a GPS sensor and temperature, compass andpressure sensors, as well asfilming in both 4K and full HD. Invest in one and capture picture perfect moments whether you’reunder water or in piles of snow! From £399 at John Lewis
Pop-up Beach Tent
Keep the kids in the shade, or escape the rays yourself with the Pacific Breeze EasyUp Beach Tent. As the name suggests, it is so simple to put up a child could do it, and the XL version has enough space for a family of 4 or 5 to spread out in comfort. The expertly engineered tent offers SPF 50+ protection and large windows for ventilation. Taking it down at the end of the day is abreeze too and best of all it weighs lessthan 3 kilos! From US$70 at Amazon charge while out and about. Its 4 USBs and 2 micro USB ports mean you should have enough to keep the wholefamily topped up no matter which device they use, and a handy LED indicator lets you know how much charge the powerbank has left. From £30.99 on Amazon.
EasyAcc Monster 26,000mAh Power Bank
Is there anything worse than reaching for your phone to take the perfect beach selfie and realising you have 1% battery left? The wallet friendly EasyAcc Monster 26,000mAh Power Bank means you’ll never have to worry about running out of charge while out and about. Its 4 USBs and 2 micro USB ports mean you should have enough to keep the wholefamily topped up no matter which device they use, and a handy LED indicator lets you know how much charge the powerbank has left. From £30.99 on Amazon.