Our picks of the best gifts for a day at the beach
“These stainless steel bottles are great for the sporty types in your family―and they’re environmentally responsible.” ―Larry Bleiberg, senior travel editor
“These offer the perfect protection so any pup can play in the sun and sand unencumbered.” ―Kelly Brown Tomas, production coordinator
“This ball bounces 5 inches off the water! I don’t know who will have more fun with it―my son or my husband” ―Amy Mitchell, production manager
“The perfect gift for surfers: a board they can design themselves!” ―David Hanson, editor at large
This floatation jacket is a must if you’re planning on bringing your precious pooch on water excursions. The detachable chin flap keeps noses above water for extra safety.
Bocce is the ultimate surf to turf game: fun for your backyard but even better at the beach. Don’t be fooled by the cheerful colors―it’s sure to bring out the fiercest competitor in everyone.
This tandem kayak is made for most any water-play adventure you can dream up: on lake, ocean, or river. Plus, it fits two adults and a child, or Fido!
Afraid to let your kids try those daredevil skateboarding stunts they see on TV? Now you can relax. Subskate is an underwater skateboard that allows them to test their skills without the nasty spills.
(Published December/January 2010)