Ready to make a splash? Our editors have rounded up the chicest sun-, sand-, and sea-ready essentials—from timeless totes to striped sun shades and even a head-turning bicycle—for a day at the beach, lake or pool with the whole crew.
Paddle Ball Wood Set
Level up your game with this handcrafted Paddle Ball Wood Set, featuring ergonomic handles comfortable enough for a marathon match. $99. store.moma.org.
Stand-Up Paddle Board
Built for speed, the Glider Stand-Up Paddle Board has extra bungees for storage and a pop-up carry handle. $1,195. islesurfandsup.com.
Small Ball Tulum
A stylish upgrade to the drugstore version, the inflatable Tulum Beach Ball features a unique watercolor design on each panel. By the Nice Fleet, $26. cocobanana.co.uk.
So bright that they won’t get left behind, Subea Kids’ Snorkeling Fins have a soft foot pocket that makes them extra comfy for little feet. $13. decathlon.com.
A sunscreen that lives up to its name, the hydrating-yet-lightweight Invisible Shield offers SPF 35 protection with zero white cast. $25. glossier.com.
The Original Double-Sided Game-Bag Set
Filled with dice and wooden game pieces made in Maine, this clever Original Double-Sided Game-Bag Set lets you take your summerlong backgammon or checkers competition anywhere. $85. asummershop.nyc.
We’ve fallen hard for the very-right-now rose gold metal frames and elegant shape of Tiffany’s Hexagonal Sunglasses. $392. tiffany.com.
Boys Peri Blue Boardie
In an adorable periwinkle blue and cut to that just-right length, the Boys’ Peri Blue Boardie Trunks hit all the marks. $56. minnowswim.com.
Trade the diet cola for one of United Sodas of America’s better-for-you (and better-looking) options—they’re organically sweetened and just 30 calories. $35. unitedsodas.com.
Large Watermill Bag
An updated classic that’s amazingly chic, the leather-trimmed Large Watermill Bag is woven from natural palm leaves. $545. altuzarra.com.
Possibly the cutest kids’ beach cover-up ever, the 100-percent-cotton, terry-lined Kai Poncho features a spirited block-printed fish pattern. $64. miaandfinn.com.
Picnic Cooler Backpack
Just add bubbles, Brie and a baguette: This French-chic Picnic Cooler Backpack with a detachable bottle cooler comes with cutlery, plates and glasses for two.By Nouveau, $90. sunnylife.com.
Handwoven of raffia in Brooklyn, the fringed, high-crowned Alpargatas Hat with trailing grosgrain ribbons has a retro ’40s flair. $280. lolahats.com.
Linus x Clare V.
A chic and easy-breezy weekend ride, the Dutchi 3i x Clare V Bike was designed in collaboration with French-born, Los Angeles–based designer Claire Vivier. $699. linusbike.com.
5.5 Ft. Portable Beach Umbrella
The ideal beach companion, this 5.5. Ft. Portable Beach Umbrella features a preppy color scheme and a lifetime warranty. $37. picnictime.com.
From a French brand known for its sharp design, the Mino X is a palm-size, waterproof, floatable (!) wireless speaker in juicy orange. $49. lexon-design.com.
Kids Beach Toy Set
Support your budding sand artist with this sturdy Kids Beach Toy Set made from unbleached, compostable bamboo and bioplastic. $59. thebeachpeople.co.
Brolly Beach Umbrella Tent
Super-easy to set up and take down, the Brolly Beach Umbrella Tent offers shade and storage in a compact package. $72. food52.com.
Desmos Metallic Leather Slides
Relaxed enough to wear to the pool, Ancient Greek Sandals’ handmade Desmos Metallic Leather Slides look equally amazing with a floaty summer dress. $250. net-a-porter.com.
This oversize cotton-canvas Stripe Tote handles all the towels, games and gear a beach day requires, but is glamorous enough to carry around town. $188. kule.com.