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Editor’s Picks: 10 Designs To Take to the Beach

It’s that time of year again: Beach season. Summer isn’t quite right without a trip to the coast. Whether you’re headed on an in-town beach staycation or a full-on vacation, these 10 pieces will make great design a shore thing while you’re there.

Mini White Waves Beach Towel from Zuzunaga

Mini White Waves Beach Towel from ZuzunagaFirst thing’s first: Don’t forget your towel. Whether you end up splashing among the surf or just sitting atop it for a seaside lunch, the design of this towel is as fun as being on the beach. The vibrant color pairs well with the soft feel for a perfect necessity to soak up rays and catch the waves.

Fatboy® Picnic Lounge from Fatboy

While you may want to reserve your towel for drying or as a blanket alternative for when the wind picks up, considering bringing something extra to sit on so your towel can dry and remain sand free. Something like Fatboy’s Fatboy® Picnic Lounge is perfect for such an occasion because of its outdoor and travel friendly design. Made with all weather material and it comes with a brush, four pegs for pinning the blanket down, as well as a convenient carrying strap the blanket makes for a great blanket alternative.

Maxi Transat Folding Chair from Lafuma

Maxi Transat Folding Chair from LafumaThis lightweight and portable outdoor lounge chair lets you enjoy the beach in comfort. With a compact design, you can stay seated above the sand in the breathable mesh sling and adjust the chair accordingly when you want to kick back for an even tan. All it takes is a quick wipe to remove any sunscreen or sandy grit.

Lazmac Inflatable Lounge Chair from Fatboy

Lamzac Inflatable Lounge Chair from FatboyFor a seat that’s a little different, this multi-purpose lounger is relaxation on the go. It can be used as a makeshift outdoor sofa or an inflatable daybed, ready to be easily inflated as needed. When it’s time to go, fold it up into its matching travel bag until your next trip.

Veranda Seahorse Pillow from Japiur

Veranda Seahorse Pillow from JapiurAn outdoor-friendly pillow definitely ups your comfort level, fitting the occasion with a seahorse motif. Prop your head up for reading and rest alongside the sound of crashing waves.

Nepal Knot Bag from Menu

Nepal Knot Bag from MenuGather up all your goods into the Nepal Knot Bag, with a non-restrictive design that carries items large and small. The loose structure and threaded handles make it super easy to fit and secure everything you need for a beach day.

Tube Audio Speaker from LEFF Amsterdam

Tube Audio Speaker from LEFF AmsterdamWhile sounds of the beach are soothing, it never hurts to add a little background music to the mix. This portable speaker has Bluetooth connectivity and a 12-hour battery life, doing away with the hassle of cords. While small in profile, the speaker’s clean, sleek design will do no less than to merely enhance the beach time hangout atmosphere as it plays your favorite songs and shimmers in the sun.

Dominoes Set Shapes from Fredricks & Mae

Dominoes Set Shapes from Fredricks & MaeWhen the beach hangout gets a little sleepy, break out a game to keep the liveliness going. The naturally compact nature of a dominoes set makes it convenient to pack, and this set’s bright, geometric style adds an extra element (and an extra challenge!) to the game.

Mon Oncle Table Top BBQ Grill from RS Barcelona

Mon Oncle Table Top BBQ Grill from RS BarcelonaBeach snacks get a serious upgrade with this portable grill, letting you indulge in a little barbecue right from your sandy abode. The simple construction is straightforward to fire up and perfectly portable. Adding to the fun, the grill’s vintage valise storage case is worth showing off all on its own.

Dune Tray by Kartell

Dune Tray from KartellBringing a serving tray to the beach might seem a bit strange, but hear me out. A flat surface goes a long way in uneven sandy terrain to keep food and drink for tipping over. The Dune Tray can double as a tabletop top and keep utensils out of the sand. Plus, the water detailing of the translucent design keeps with a satisfying beach vibe.

These design-friendly beach essentials will take an ordinary beach day to an extraordinary one. What are you must-haves for a trip to the shore?

Yvette C.

Yvette C.

Yvette is a Site Merchandiser for YLiving. Her deep appreciation for design stems from a background in art history and interior design. During her off hours, she enjoys ogling cute animals, reading, catching up on TV series, following blogs, and enjoying the quirks of California's Bay Area.

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