32 Beach Gifts For Sun, Sand & Surf Lovers

Emily Wendzich
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If you’re itching to get away and enjoy the 2017 summer, you’ll have to wait a few weeks. I’ve put together 32 beach gifts for sun & surf lovers so you can stay entertained until the time is right.

What’s it like to live close to the beach? Yes, there’s a lot of relaxation, but you also have to deal with storms from time to time. Packing is sometimes a pain. You might have to shovel sand, wash your car, and most importantly, deal with Sea Monkeys.

If you’ve lived by the beach for a while, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. I hope some of these gifts will provide a better understanding.

NameCategoryProduct
PortoVino Beach Wine PurseBest OverallPortoVino Beach Wine Purse
Creative Brands Slant CollectionsBudget PickCreative Brands Slant Collections
Watershot Splash Housing Kit: iPhone 6/6sUpgrade PickWatershot Splash Housing Kit: iPhone 6/6s

1. PortoVino Beach Wine Purse

Our rating: 9 / 10

PortoVino Beach Wine Purse

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Pros:

  • Made of high quality material that’s strong and durable
  • Very high quality product
  • Easy to clean material
  • Can fit two bottles of wine
  • Comes with a little ice pack
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • Doesn’t carry more than two bottles of wine
  • Wine bottle not included
  • Not capable of holding heavier stuff
  • Not very good for people that run (falls off shoulders if you do)

We definitely love this wine purse. It’s perfect for the beach, a picnic, a wedding, or any other summer event. The PortoVino beach wine purse is a wine carrier that isn’t an actual purse. It’s a wine tote that looks like a purse.

The secret compartment is great for holding wine, a picnic, and even your personal belongings. Plus it keeps your wine cool the entire time. Finally, there’s no need to tote around an ice chest for your wine and picnic essentials.

2. Beach Please

Our rating: 9 / 10

Beach Please

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Pros:

  • Sturdy and long-lasting
  • BPA-free materials
  • insulated
  • and safe

Cons:

  • Plastic in contact with wine can be frowned upon by some

Finally, a wine tumbler that can really take whatever you give it! Designed to perfection, this stemless wine tumbler is built like a real tank. The Tritan plastic it’s constructed from ensures it’s sturdy, as well as shatterproof, and the stainless steel inside makes it easy to clean yet just as durable.

The lid slides perfectly, and the double-wall construction ensures your wine will stay cool for much longer than it would in most other types of wine tumblers. We should clear up once and for all that this is by no means a leak-proof lid, but it mostly does its job.

Fun fact: this wine tumbler is actually dishwasher safe, which makes it a lot harder to ruin than some of the cheaper, more fragile roadie tumblers. (The Nalgene and YETI roadies, for example, are not dishwasher safe. And while YETI is compatible with the top rack of most dishwashers, the Nalgene is not.)

3. Dock & Bay Lightweight Beach Towel

Our rating: 9 / 10

Dock & Bay Lightweight Beach Towel

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Pros:

  • Ultimate beach towel
  • 6 Layers which include: a mesh pea bag, super soft microfiber towel, waterproof x-treme and more
  • Ideal for the beach or poolside
  • Repels sand and water perfectly
  • Ultra lightweight and easy to carry anywhere
  • Size of the beach towel is 78×35 inches

Beach, Volleyball, Yoga, Camping, Home.

4. Roebury Beach Blanket Sand Proof & Outdoor Picnic Blanket

Our rating: 9 / 10

Roebury Beach Blanket Sand Proof & Outdoor Picnic Blanket

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Pros:

  • Can be washed and used over and over
  • Sturdy yet flexible
  • Claims to be waterproof
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Pockets for drinks and stuff
  • Wide enough for whole family
  • Folds up and can be carried outside of carrying bag
  • Back of blanket is scrubbable with hard brush for sandy messes
  • MADE IN USA
  • Nice design

Cons:

  • Water marks are difficult to get out
  • It does not dry very quickly

This is the best blanket for the beach. Like, seriously the best beach blanket ever. Perfectly sized for the family to all lie down and enough room if you need to put extra blankets down to block the wind. It is waterproof and has a little bit of a rubbery feel to it.

So it's easy to clean! And this may sound silly, but I feel like this blanket is sturdy! Even if the kids are digging a hole in the center or have made sand castles around it and jump on the sides, this blanket holds up to it.

This blanket is somewhat thicker than most. So if you're hoping to sit on the sand and bask in the sun, I recommend using a pareo to cover your delicates.

5. Beach Please

Our rating: 9 / 10

Beach Please

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6. LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket Crochet Mermaid Blanket

Our rating: 8 / 10

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket Crochet Mermaid Blanket

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Pros:

  • The colors are vibrant
  • Cozy
  • Soft and warm, great for all seasons

Cons:

  • May loose some stitching if pulled hard
  • Feels heavy for some people

Looking for an exquisite, beautiful, soft, and cozy mermaid tail blanket? Look no further than this luxurious mermaid tail blanket that has a unique color combination that will surely bring delight to anyone you present it to.

This beautiful mermaid tail blanket is definitely a thing of beauty. The blue and golden color combination gives off a lovely, radiant, and elegant touch to the overall mermaid tail blanket. It gives the look that you are wrapped in your very own blue seas with a golden crown. This is a mermaid tail blanket after all.

The mermaid tail blanket is soft and cozy and has a size of 71" x 35.5". It is super warm for your comfort and can double up as a sleep cover. Since it has a unique color combination, it is so hard to find another one in the market. There are a lot of people who would love to have this blanket. Of course, you have to decide if they are worthy to own it or if you should keep it all for yourself.

7. Veckle Waterproof Phone Pouch

Our rating: 8 / 10

Veckle Waterproof Phone Pouch

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Pros:

  • Floating case available in 9 colors
  • Easy to use and install
  • Comfortable webbed strap
  • Backed by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee

The Veckle waterproof pouch comes in three sizes to ensure a perfect fit for your phone. It’s made from durable TPU rubber and features a sturdy webbed strap to secure your device in the case.

As an added bonus, the Veckle waterproof case also floats. If you’ve ever been worried about your phone getting lost in the water, this is a great feature, particularly if you’re snorkeling or kayaking. It’s also a good idea to put valuables in the waterproof cases.

When it comes to functions, the Veckle waterproof pouch provides plenty. It keeps your device safe and protected from dirty, wet, sandy environments. It keeps your device dry while allowing you access to features such as the volume keys, charging ports, cameras, and headphones. You can also access the touchscreen in the case, which is important if you want to use apps on your device.

8. Michel Design Works Sea Life Cotton Kitchen Towel

Our rating: 8 / 10

Michel Design Works Sea Life Cotton Kitchen Towel

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Pros:

  • High-quality cotton towel
  • Printing is crisp and clear
  • Beautiful design of sea creatures
  • Can be used for kitchen or bath

If you are looking for a cotton kitchen towel with a adorable design of sea creatures, then you should take a look at this product. This is a one-sided, unhemmed cotton kitchen towel that has been printed with a design of fish and turtles swimming across the beach.

There are other prints available including sea turtles, shell, wave, ocean, and palm tree.

However, if you don’t like the design, there are plenty of other choices to choose from.

9. Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh

Our rating: 8 / 10

Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh

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Pros:

  • Large capacity and fast charging
  • Offers protection from fast and damaging charging
  • Can be used by a wide range of devices
  • Cover prevents the device from getting exposed to the sun rays

The Porta Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mAh can be used for charging any device that charges using a USB, and you do not have to worry about using the wrong charger with this power bank.

The Anker PowerCore 20100mAh has an A + Grade Lithium Ion battery that can charge a smartphone up to six times, an iPad that can last for up to a week, and an average sized tablet that can run for up to 5 full days. The power bank takes 5 to 6 hours to charge using the included charging cable, and once your device is fully charged, it stops charging and shuts itself off automatically.

This power bank can be used to charge the most power demanding devices that you have and it doesn’t charge you a cent in the process. It comes with PowerIQ technology, which effectively identifies the device you connect to it and adjusts the required charge to match the battery capacity of your device so that you can charge your device to its fullest potential.

10. The Beach Glass

Our rating: 8 / 10

The Beach Glass

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Pros:

  • Easy to clean
  • Durable material that floats
  • Comes with 6 drinking glasses
  • They can be used for either cold or hot drinks
  • The material is not toxic to humans
  • It’s made up of 90% acrylic and 10% silicon for flexibility
  • Keeps wine or beer cool for up to four hours
  • Weather and odor barrier
  • Easy to pack and carry
  • These glasses will retain their clarity and vibrant color throughout the years

11. Sport-Brella Vented SPF 50+ Sun and Rain Canopy Umbrella

Our rating: 8 / 10

Sport-Brella Vented SPF 50+ Sun and Rain Canopy Umbrella

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12. Coleman 42-Can Soft Cooler

Our rating: 8 / 10

Coleman 42-Can Soft Cooler

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Pros:

  • Good size for family outings
  • The wheels are very handy
  • The ice lasts throughout the day
  • Sturdy construction with a leakproof liner

What’s better than a stylish wheeled cooler? With the Coleman 42-Can Cooler, you’ll be able to take cold drinks and food on your next family outing. It’s roomy, durable and easy to use.

The-underlining of the Coleman 42-Can Cooler is closed-cell foam insulation that can retain ice for up to five days. That’s impressive! No one wants to have warm drinks while on their getaway. The deep-freeze interior will keep things colder longer, while the full-size molded handles make for easy carrying.

Every wheeled cooler we’ve featured on our list so far has come with complaints about the wheels. We’re happy to report that we didn’t find any of those with this one. The four wheels are sturdy and should last you a long time.

13. Funky Junque Women’s UPF 50 Bold Cursive Embroidered Adjustable Beach Floppy Sun Hat

Our rating: 8 / 10

Funky Junque Women’s UPF 50 Bold Cursive Embroidered Adjustable Beach Floppy Sun Hat

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Pros:

  • Nicely embroidered
  • UPF 50 sun protection
  • Fleece lining
  • Adjustable chin strap
  • Wide brim
  • Nice style for a woman
  • 450g of fabric
  • Adjustable slider

Cons:

  • Too much flop for some
  • Brim can be difficult to clean

The first thing to note about the Funky Junque UPF 50 Bold Cursive Embroidered Adjustable Beach Floppy Sun Hat is that it’s a very beautiful, very feminine hat.

The designer, Teresa Truda has put a great deal of time and thought into creating a hat that goes hand in hand with the fun, the coolness, the style, and the confidence of a woman looking to flaunt herself and her curves (of which there are many).

This hat is a little bit girly, but the embroidery is not at all cartoonish. Bold, but not brash. Desirable, but not overbearing. And it comes in a variety of different colors.

14. Men&Women's Artwork Print Crew Socks

Our rating: 8 / 10

Men&Women's Artwork Print Crew Socks

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Pros:

  • High-quality print
  • Top-notch material
  • Breathable to wick away moisture
  • Extra comfort to prevent blisters
  • Stylish colors
  • Thick and durable for maximum comfort
  • Extra cushioning for better comfort
  • One size fits all
  • Available in more unique designs and styles

A stylish and unique pair of socks is a great gift for anyone, but if you’re searching for a unique and thoughtful gift for your hipster friends, checkout the Alternative Alternative Novelty Socks. It features a unique print on a crew sweat fabric, so it can be worn with any shoe and give a whole new look.

The socks are one size fits all that fit women and men comfortably. It’s a high-quality artisan print that is guaranteed to get some compliments. People love the socks, and they absolutely adore the model wearing them.

The model wore them over a pair of nice loafers to give some flare that seems to be the hipster style these days. People go for this pair of socks because of the texture, the pattern, but mostly the style.

15. Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler

Our rating: 8 / 10

Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Holds a lot
  • Easy to clean
  • Roomy

This Coleman cooler is no ordinary cooler.

This Coleman cooler boasts of 16 cans with ice, thanks to its thermal-block insulation. It has a double-insulated food compartment that can hold up to 10 drinks. There is a removable and washable divider that can be moved up or down.

The exterior of the Coleman cooler comes in a vibrant green and it has two carrying handles, one on the side and the other on top. There are also two wheels, which makes it easier to transport. It also has side pockets, a shoulder strap, and a carrying handle. The removable lid lets you get to the contents of the cooler easily.

16. Kate Spade New York Large Spiral Notebook

Our rating: 8 / 10

Kate Spade New York Large Spiral Notebook

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17. Sidecca Women's Knit Sequins Seashell Bra Mermaid Racerback Tank Juniors and Plus Sizes

Our rating: 8 / 10

Sidecca Women's Knit Sequins Seashell Bra Mermaid Racerback Tank Juniors and Plus Sizes

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Pros:

  • Great for beachwear/swimwear
  • Made from 100% Cotton
  • Custom design is hand-made

The Sidecca brand makes an attractive bra made from 100% cotton. The Juniors and Plus Sizes Bra is available in two sizes. There is very little wrong with it, and it’s not hard to see why buyers love it.

Features:

  • Made from 100% Cotton
  • The Racerback style can be worn inside and outside the water
  • Can be worn during swimming, yoga, running, etc.
  • Eco-friendly, and the material is chlorine-free and also sun-safe
  • The bra is very easy to wear
  • The bra feels comfortable all day long, and does not chafe

18. Mesh Beach Bag Tote

Our rating: 8 / 10

Mesh Beach Bag Tote

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Pros:

  • Comes in 2 sizes
  • Insulated tote
  • Large capacity
  • Can convert to a backpack
  • Great for multiple uses
  • High quality
  • Attractive design
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Zippers are a bit hard to open
  • Fabrics are a bit flimsy
  • May not be suitable for tall people

This Odysea beach bag has multiple uses! It is a tote, a cooler, and a beach backpack all in one. If you’re going to the beach and need just a small cooler to bring a few snacks, drinks, and/or towels, this beach bag will be great for you.

It’s small and compact enough to fit into a bigger bag if you’re using it just as a tote.

This Odysea tote is made from high quality beach fabrics. There’s also an insulated compartment for your drinks. The insulated side of the bag is lined with a waterproof nylon liner.

19. ban.do Super Chill Insulated Soft Cooler Bag

Our rating: 8 / 10

ban.do Super Chill Insulated Soft Cooler Bag

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Pros:

  • Stylish
  • Available in many different colors
  • Attractive zipper design
  • Comes with a removable cross body strap
  • Adorable pattern print
  • Insulated for up to 6 hours to keep your drinks cold
  • Several pockets inside
  • Very easy to clean and is water-resistant
  • Portable
  • Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 8 inches

The ban.do insulated soft cooler bag is one of the best beach bags. Made from polyester, this bag is very stylish and durable. It is also very lightweight and portable. It comes with a 24-inch handle and a removable cross body strap.

The ban.do cooler bag is insulated, so it can keep your drinks cold for a long time. It also has a cute pattern print with a zipper closure. It is very easy to clean and is water-resistant. It has several pockets that are great for keeping necessary items such as keys, phones, snacks, and even a small tablet. It is a portable and a really cool beach bag.

20. Creative Brands Slant Collections

Our rating: 7 / 10

Creative Brands Slant Collections

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Pros:

  • Ideal for taking coffee on the go
  • Wide drinking spout
  • Leak and spill proof top
  • BPA Free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Double wall insulation

21. Michel Design Works Foaming Hand Soap

Our rating: 7 / 10

Michel Design Works Foaming Hand Soap

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Pros:

  • Perfect novelty gift for beach lovers
  • Tropical scent of lemongrass, coconut, and lime
  • Non-toxic, citric-acid formula
  • Dries quickly and easy to rinse
  • Environmentally friendly

Cons:

  • No pump included
  • Style is not very attractive

22. Ynport Mens/Womens Polarized Full Charcoal Bamboo Frame Classic Wooden Coated Sunglasses

Our rating: 7 / 10

Ynport Mens/Womens Polarized Full Charcoal Bamboo Frame Classic Wooden Coated Sunglasses

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Pros:

  • Very light
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Good lenses
  • Very comfortable
  • Reasonably priced
  • Function well

Cons:

  • Not polarized
  • Smaller in size

Sun.

The polaroid sunglasses from Ynport are a good pair of sunglasses designed for both men and women and offer more than just safeguarding your eyes from the rays of the sun.

This pair of sunglasses comes with UV400 protection and anti-glare polarized lenses that reduce glare. They’re built with lightweight, hypoallergenic material so they’ll feel very comfortable when worn and are great for sensitive eyes as well.

23. Ynport Mens/Womens Polarized Full Charcoal Bamboo Frame Classic Wooden Coated Sunglasses

Our rating: 7 / 10

Ynport Mens/Womens Polarized Full Charcoal Bamboo Frame Classic Wooden Coated Sunglasses

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Pros:

  • Very light
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Good lenses
  • Very comfortable
  • Reasonably priced
  • Function well

Cons:

  • Not polarized
  • Smaller in size

Sun.

The polaroid sunglasses from Ynport are a good pair of sunglasses designed for both men and women and offer more than just safeguarding your eyes from the rays of the sun.

This pair of sunglasses comes with UV400 protection and anti-glare polarized lenses that reduce glare. They’re built with lightweight, hypoallergenic material so they’ll feel very comfortable when worn and are great for sensitive eyes as well.

24. Greenco Giant Inflatable Ride-On Banana Float

Our rating: 7 / 10

Greenco Giant Inflatable Ride-On Banana Float

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Up your game for family fun by introducing an inflatable banana! We’ve seen the inflatable banana, and it’s actually really awesome. It’s not as big as it appears in the pictures, but it still gets the job done.

It comes with cup holders, built-in handles, and two inflatable feet in case you want to stand on it (which, we don’t recommend). This banana floats, and you’ll be able to hold it by the handles as you enjoy the cool breeze and the water.

The Greenco giant inflatable banana is 40 inches long, 25 inches wide, and 6.4 inches thick. It’s made from vinyl, and it can hold up to three adults.

25. Beaches

Our rating: 6 / 10

Beaches

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Beaches and Sunshine’s list of the 50 best beaches in the world that are worth visiting. Californian beaches are all about the experience.

The locations on the list are sorted by countries and then cities. Each beach is presented with a number rating that is based on the Beach Hotspots editorial team’s research and experiences.

Beaches and Sunshine’s list is available in a physical book, but can also be purchased as a downloadable version which can be read on any device. The book is available online and in stores.

26. ALAZA Palm Tree Pineapple Hibiscus Flower Leather Passport Holder Cover Case Travel One Pocket

Our rating: 6 / 10

ALAZA Palm Tree Pineapple Hibiscus Flower Leather Passport Holder Cover Case Travel One Pocket

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Pros:

  • Stylish
  • Made of genuine leather
  • Protects your passport from damage
  • Comes with a free mobile phone strap
  • Adjustable strap
  • Spacious, one pocket design

The ALAZA one pocket passport cover offers stylish design with high functionality. It features a leather cover made from genuine and soft leather. It’s stylish and protective.

The passport cover comes with a fully adjustable wrist strap. This is important to ensure that your passport is securely attached to you when out and about.

The passport can easily fit inside. It can hold five passports, and features a new shoulder strap. It includes a strap for attaching mobile phones to it.

Our rating: 6 / 10

Wooden Accessories Company Ocean Wave Cufflinks

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Pros:

  • Marks a milestone
  • Beautiful finish
  • Crafted in America
  • Classy

(Set of 2)

These wooden cufflinks are the perfect present for the guy in your life who likes a bit of manly flair. Their unique shape is sure to garner attention, while their sleek surface is ergonomic and manly enough to keep everyone's attention on the man they're attached to.

The cufflinks are handcrafted in the USA from fine, premium wood and hand-painted with a gorgeous dark blue enamel. Let's face it, cufflinks are practical, but let's be honest, they're mostly just for show.

28. Watershot Splash Housing Kit: iPhone 6/6s

Our rating: 5 / 10

Watershot Splash Housing Kit: iPhone 6/6s

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Pros:

  • It offers a professional feel
  • It is very durable
  • Easy to install
  • Has a novel mounting system

The Watershot Splash is a new rugged action housing kit for the iPhone 6/6s. It is capable of capturing video and taking pictures underwater.

The Splash housing is compatible with the iPhone 6/6s. You can check out the Watershot website here to find out more detailed information. The Splash includes a face mask, a backplate, two titanium bolts, one rubber ring, eight O-rings and six adhesive anchors.

The Splash housing is equipped with a 120° wide-angle lens. And, it can electronically control the focus to ensure crisp clear shots. It has two high-resolution front iSights that offer great shots

29. Sunnylife Retro Portable Beach MP3 Smartphone Speaker

Our rating: 5 / 10

Sunnylife Retro Portable Beach MP3 Smartphone Speaker

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Pros:

  • Easy to use: 2 LED-light colors and modes, 2 illumination modes
  • Can be used in water (IPX7 rated)
  • Bluetooth technology allows you to sync with all your favorite devices
  • Portable
  • Battery life up to 10Hr
  • Supports external media such as thumb drives, SD cards, and USB drives

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • Bulky
  • Poor sound quality

LED Light Show, Bass Boost and NFC Connectivity.

You may just want to have a portable speaker with you while you are on the beach to play your favorite songs for relaxation and fun. The Sunnylife Beach MP3 Speaker comes with a speaker and a console which can be easily connected through NFC.

The speaker is designed to be immersed in water so that you don’t have to worry about your speaker getting soaked while listening away.

30. Breezy Beach Towel Clips

Our rating: 5 / 10

Breezy Beach Towel Clips

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Pros:

  • Unique sea creature design
  • Small clip allows for easy attachment to beach blankets and towels
  • Hooks are adjustable
  • Can be used by adults and children
  • Doesn’t snag like velcro

If your beach towels have a tendency to blow away or get torn off by the wind, these adorable beach towel clips are the perfect gift idea. These flexible yet strong clips are great for families with kids because they come in a fun, colorful design.

This set comes with four different beach towel clips that are both constructed from polypropylene. The clips can be attached to towels, shower curtains, beach blankets, and even towels. They stay put and will not snag or tear like velcro does. Each clip measures 3 “ 4 inches, so you can clip four towels together if you’d like.

We gave these clips to family and friends, and it was a huge hit with adults and children alike. They sure came through for us, too! Down in Florida we have to be extra careful to keep items like beach towels off the sand so we don’t get stung by stingrays.

Conclusion

We are teachers who are also travel & beach lovers. We put together this list to show beach and shoreline lovers some of our favorite items that we find ourselves using all summer and especially during any beach trips we take. We have some generic items like a boogie board, then we have some beach themed items, and even some items that are related to travel such as a passport holder.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
PortoVino Beach Wine PurseBest OverallPortoVino Beach Wine Purse
Creative Brands Slant CollectionsBudget PickCreative Brands Slant Collections
Watershot Splash Housing Kit: iPhone 6/6sUpgrade PickWatershot Splash Housing Kit: iPhone 6/6s