Sand Escape Beach Blanket
This huge beach blanket is big enough to fit the whole gang (it measures nine by seven feet) but packs down into its own little bag, making it super-easy to transport from beach to park—whether you're cycling or taking the bus. Made from parachute...
Pink Board Shorts
Made from mostly recycled pink polyester, these lined board shorts are as functional as they are fun. They feature the standard two angled pockets, as well as a zippered back pocket for your valuables. The block color is simple enough not to feel gaudy...
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Park Hyatt Mallorca has opened on a part of the beautiful Balearic Island far from the crowds found in capital city Palma—an overrun summer holiday hotspot. About an hour's drive east from Palma airport is the brand's first-ever resort in Europe; a...
Annemarie Striped Swimsuit
From NY-based brand Solid & Striped comes another new classic. The Annemarie one-piece swimsuit is at once traditional and modern—with a time-honored shape and pattern, but made with the finest new materials. A cutesy take on a preppy look, the thick...
The Tulum Round Towel
Designed in Australia, this giant round beach towel is big enough for two. Measuring 60 inches in diameter, and boasting a cream and black design, it will be at home on the hot sand but will be just as useful when picnicking in a park or sunbathing...
Birdwell Beach Britches + RVCA Spring Capsule Collection
Californian brands Birdwell Beach Britches and RVCA are just a short drive away from each other in sunny Newport Beach, yet their new spring 2016 capsule collection sees the first time the two have teamed up. Each brand operates at the opposite...
Wearable Sun Protection
There’s no faster way to throw shade on a warm weather vacation (or the first few hot days of spring) than with sunburn. It takes only 15 minutes of direct sunlight exposure for skin damage to begin occurring, so protection is a must. While sunscreen...
Warm Water Wax
Made by hand, East Surf Company’s Warm Water Wax—formulated for 64 to 74-degree water temperatures—will keep your board grippy while searching for warmer waves. Each bar is formed from an original blend of organic wax, and they’ve been purposely shaped...
POOL Beach Towel
Bring poolside vibes along on any adventure—even in the cold—with Schönstaub’s POOL Beach Towel. Made in Germany, the 100% cotton towel bears the vibrant brush of palm trees surrounded by glittering swimming pool water. Each towel is delivered in a...
Word of Mouth: Cape Cod
by Kate McLeod Cape Cod—Massachusetts' hook-shaped peninsula—was home to the Wampanoag Native American people for centuries before becoming a popular vacation destination in the 1940s. The peninsula’s natural beauty was formed by glaciers about...
Banana Leaf Bag
Boca Raton, Florida-based husband-and-wife-duo Joe and Tasha Chapman started making their own simple, rugged surfboard bags when they couldn't find ones they like. Now their brand Chapman at Sea channels their love for surfing, sewing and spending...
Barely There Summer Care Essentials
As we head into the season of rigorous application (and re-application) of sunscreen, we have handpicked some lightweight products to supplement your routine and help you feel your best—even on summer's most brutally hot and sweaty days. Sachajuan...
Summer Getaway Essentials
For most weekends away during summer, all you need is a half-filled duffle bag—which is all the better if you need to face rush hour on public transport. Forget the seven different outfits and all your tech gadgets. We've rounded up a few summer getaway...
Six Eye-Catching Beach Towels for Summer
When summer is approaching, it's usually the swimsuit that beach-goers think hard about, and the humble towel is just an afterthought. Have a wander through the internet, though, and you will find there are bold beach towels that are just as attention...
Onia Launches First Women's Collection
Another new minimalist swimwear option has become available for women who just want to get in the water. The latest comes from NYC-based technical swimwear brand Onia, which thoughtfully designs classy pieces made from high-quality, high-performing...
Wax and Wool by Woolrich + Almond Surfboards
On the surface, Woolrich and Almond Surfboards don't appear to have much in common. The Pennslyvania-based wool company has been making tried and true workwear for over 180 years and is home to the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill in the...
Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd...
Truck-A-Float, a Hotel in Rockaway
by Jenny Miller While the end of summer is nearing in the Northern Hemisphere, there's still time to squeeze in a few more beach weekends. For a delightful overnight in Rockaway, Queens, there is a brand new kind of hotel called Truck-A-Float—a...
WAX + Print All Over Me Beach Kit
Going to the beach can be a real process, between remembering where your beach towel and swim trunks are and figuring out what else to bring along. WAX magazine, however, wants to help ease the effort one needs to exert by way of a playful beach...
Fındıklı Turkish Towels
Handcrafted by a singular artisan in Istanbul, these incredibly soft, striped towels are perfect for the beach or your bathroom. Made with 100% Turkish cotton, the towel’s oversized silhouette offers a modern update on an Old-World luxury.
Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country's incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand's beaches...
Word of Mouth: Durban
by Laura Feinstein 2014 is shaping up to be the year of South African design. From Cape Town’s title as world design capital to a series of high profile public arts projects, the formerly embattled country has flourished under a recent wave of creativity...
Five Beach Day Essentials
The beauty of the beach is that you don't need much to have great time. Simply relaxing on the sand near a body of water is often pleasure enough. Still, a few well-chosen items will make your time in the sun more fun and comfortable. From keeping...