Everything you need for a day at the beach
We build the dream beach kit for a perfect day of sand and sun, from the boldest of beach towels to brilliant bat and ball, and cool canned cocktails
If you’re getting stressed out by what to bring to your relaxing day at the beach, we’re here to help. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and beach bags are a must, and for everything else, read below for our ultimate beach day kit.
Dior’s newly launched Dioriviera capsule collection features a vibrant array of beachside essentials, including, towels, visors, fans, and this beach chair. The cotton canvas chair is adorned with the brand’s signature toile de Jouy pattern in a choice of intense raspberry pink, lime or navy blue.
Cool down with this summer fan designed by arkitaip in collaberation with La Basketry. Each one of the elegant fans is hand woven by a women’s artisan collective based in a small village outside of Tabara’s parents hometown in Senegal and is designed to be a keepsake that can be passed down through generations.
Few accessories rival Hermès’ silk scarves in their timeless elegance. It’s the brand’s large terrycloth beach towels, however, that we do like to be with by the seaside, as eye-catching on the sand as their counterparts are on the sidewalk, with vibrant, playful patterns. Invest in a painterly landscape design or a more simple stripe pattern. Either way, you’ll have the most stylish spot on the beach.
For those who prefer not to make their towels such a sizeable investment, we recommend opting for Tekla’s bath sheets instead. The trendy Scandi brand has organic cotton towels in a variety of solid shades and appealing coastal stripes.
Frescobol Carioca bat and ball
This wooden beach bat-and-ball set from Brazilian brand Frescobol Carioca is inspired by the games of frescobol (or paddle ball) that are popular on the beaches of Rio. The bats are crafted by Brazilian artisans, from five pieces of sustainably and locally sourced wood. They are coated in waterproof resin and finished with a colourful grip for hours of beach-time fun.
Liewood kid toys
While the adults play paddle ball, the kids can entertain themselves with beach toys from Danish brand Liewood. The silicone toy set comes in a variety of colourways and includes four sand moulds, a sand bucket, and a small shovel.
Forma portable grill
Cook up a beach feast on this portable grill from French fashion label Forma. The brand is best known for its edgy, monochrome streetwear and this grill suits that aesthetic, managing to look cool while staying hot.
NIO pre-made cocktails
If you are someone who likes their cocktails freshly made, and thinks that even ‘high-quality’ boxed liquor sounds like a last resort, then we suggest you abandon your preconceptions and give NIO a try.
NIO (an acronym for ‘needs ice only’) is a boxed cocktail brand that serves bar-quality drinks in convenient, CD-shaped packets. We recommend trying the brand’s new Tea Sour cocktail made from an Italian tea liqueur, or the Margarita made with premium Mexican tequila.
Empirical’s experimental ‘beers’
The cans from Copenhagen-based liquor company Empirical aren’t exactly beer; rather, they are slightly fizzy combinations of unexpected ingredients – oolong tea, toasted birch, young pine cones – for a drink that echoes the taste of your typical brew but with a much more interesting edge.
The fact that Empirical was founded by former Noma chefs only underlines that these are the most sophisticated canned drinks you can sip on the sand.