As travel restrictions ease, more and more of us are gearing up to finally visit our favourite beach resorts. Long have we waited to sample the sun, the sand, and the sea. While most people love to bask in those three major beach favourites, some can be quite nit-picky when it comes to beach fun. Afterall, sand can go literally anywhere, the sun can seriously toast your skin, and the sea—let’s just say, it’s not entirely safe.
Will those reasons stop us? Not in the slightest. On the contrary, we all find ways to still jump in on our next beach trip despite the hassles. Lucky for us, there is plenty of beach gear to help us overcome our anxieties and focus on having some real beach fun!
Sand-free Beach Blanket
Sand can get anywhere … anywhere but inside this! CGear Original Mat is the only outdoor mat on the market that features patented sand-free technology. It features reinforced seams as well as double-reinforced, heavy-duty corner D rings, which allow it to be affixed to the ground quickly, easily, and securely, even in adverse conditions. And because the mat is made of polyethylene, sand doesn’t stick to the material. It falls through naturally and is quickly removed with the swipe of a hand.
Its military-grade design and construction ensures ultra-durability, quick drying time, and resistance to water, mould, and UV damage. The Original Mat is perfect for those who want to hang out on the beach, read a good book and enjoy the summer heat, sand-free.
Sand-free Beach Bag
From the same makers of the sand-free beach mat, this CGear Tote Bag promises to keep your belongings free from pesky sand! It features durable construction, all-day functionality, a classic oxford style, and of course, the only patented sand-free technology. This sand-free bag includes a magnetic snap for security and convenience, one solid pocket with secure snap cover and three sand-free pockets for easy organisation, and comfort contoured leather shoulder carrying straps.
CGear’s proprietary weave is a system of precisely engineered layers that form a type of conveyor belt. As you walk, particles of sand, dirt, and dust naturally sift through the mesh-like fabric. Because the layers are staggered, sand can only go one way (out), so debris won’t come up through the bag when you set it down.
Imagine a weekend in a desert island paradise. Perfect beach, isolated from the rest of civilisation, and not a care in the world. But the weekend’s over. It’s about time to head home, but you need to shower – you don’t want to bring half the beach home in your car! Do not fear! RinseKit is here!
RinseKit is a portable pressurised shower/clean up a system that’s like having a hose to go! It does not require pumping or batteries, fills in just 30 seconds from a hose bib or sink, and is designed to keep the same water pressure as your house for up to one month!
Portable Beach Table
Perhaps the most annoying thing about sand is that it’s not a good side dish to your food. Ever tried a “Martini on the Sand”? It’s not good! Luckily, SandStand is going to prevent that from happening. Designed for summertime leisure, SandStand is ideal for enjoying lunch or a glass of wine on the sand, but can also hold your books or laptop if you decide to watch a movie or get work done while on the beach.
It is designed and built with luxury in mind so premium materials are used. It’s also very easy to set up, requiring little to no effort. It features beverage holders, bottle openers, and a handle cutout for portability.
One of the best things about going to the beach are the memories you create with your friends and family as you are having fun. Most of the fun happens on the water, where everyone is swimming and playing games. Too bad you can’t take pictures of those times. Oh, wait! You can!
Olympus Tough TG-6 is a rugged 12-megapixel digital camera designed to survive the toughest weather conditions, even a sunny day on a beach! It’s waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, dustproof, and even freezeproof! It’s ideal for most outdoor adventures, including a trip to the beach or a diving session. The 12-megapixel camera also delivers great quality video and images. Tough TG-6 also has built-in Wi-Fi so it’s easy to upload your pictures.
There is a huge variety of products designed to protect you against the blaring heat of the sun. One is more low-key than the others—but is absolutely necessary—to avoid getting sun-burnt and that’s a sunscreen lotion. If you’re looking for all-natural, organic, mineral-based sun protection, then Beautycounter’s Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 will be perfect for you.
Featuring non-nano zinc and California Poppy, this physical SPF 30 formulation provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB, while feeling gentle and pleasant on the skin. It’s smooth, nourishing formula blends evenly onto skin with limited white residue.
Maui Jim recently introduced their newly patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology which goes beyond shielding your eyes from glare and harmful UV to reveal and enhance the world’s true vivid colours in detail.
PolarizedPlus2® lenses boast elimination of 99.9% glare, allowing you to see the world at its best. Aside from glare, these lenses also eliminate 100% of harmful ultraviolet radiation to protect your eyes while you appreciate the sunny beach.
UV Filtering Sun Visors
Care for a visor that doubles as sunglasses? Well, you’re in luck! Sovis® UV Filtering Sun Visors are exactly what you need. The adjustable feature of the visor allows the user to alter its position up or down as needed. It also features a variety of designs and colours to choose from.
It is made of Polycarbonate film that blocks detrimental blue and ultraviolet rays up to UVB: 99% (290-320nm) / UVA2: 99% (320-340nm) / UVA1: 97% (340-400nm). Controlled glare means improved vision, reduced eye strain and lower occurrences of headache. ‘SOVIS’ is totally different from any other existing caps or sunglasses and it provides a clearer and wider view.
If sunscreen lotions, sunglasses, and hats are not enough to get you covered on your next beach trip, then you should try a sun shelter. This stylish Lovin’ Summer’s Bondi Beach Tent is the perfect alternative to the classic beach umbrella.
The Bondi Beach Tent can be easily assembled by one person but provides shade for the entire family. Its 100% cotton canvas blocks 97% of UV rays thanks to an integrated Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 40. Its A-frame design also allows the cool ocean breeze to flow throughout.
The beach is the ideal place to let loose and has some fun. While you’re at it, it wouldn’t hurt to bring the latest gear and gadgets to make sure too much sun, sand or sea don’t spoil your day out. Newer technologies are coming out of the market and it’s always good to be on the lookout for those which can bring more fun while out in the sun.