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Frederic Finds: The Best Beach Accessories for a Stylish Summer

Surf's up!

17 June, 2021

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.

  • Snorkeling Fins

    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.

  • Invisible Shield

    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.

  • Hexagonal Sunglasses

    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.

  • Toga Party

    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.

  • Kai Poncho

    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.

  • Alpargatas Hat

    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.

  • Mino X

    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.

  • Stripe Tote

    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.