Fun in the Sun

Our picks of the best gifts for a day at the beach

Sunglasses with UV protection

Photographer David Hillegas

Sunglasses with UV protection

In Blue, White, Green, Gold, or Pink, $38, BluBlockers; 800/616-1815 or myblublockers.com

“These stainless steel bottles are great for the sporty types in your family—and they’re environmentally responsible.” – Larry Bleiberg, senior travel editor

Photographer David Hillegas

Stainless Steel Bottles

$21 (1 liter in Fish) and $16 (13 oz. in Shell); 415/332-5878 or earthlust.com

“These stainless steel bottles are great for the sporty types in your family―and they’re environmentally responsible.”  ―Larry Bleiberg, senior travel editor

$55 for two decks; 718/596-4169 or dabneyleeathome.com

Photographer David Hillegas

Playing cards in Set 5

$55 for two decks; 718/596-4169 or dabneyleeathome.com

In Tangerine, $600; amazon.com

Photographer David Hillegas

Nirve Switchblade Custom Chopper Bike

In Tangerine, $600; amazon.com

In Blue, $45, OOTS!; madebyoots.com

Photographer David Hillegas

Deluxe Lunchbox

In Blue, $45, OOTS!; madebyoots.com

Published by teNeues, 2009, $60; 800/843-2665 or barnesandnoble.com

Photographer David Hillegas

Cruising in Style

Published by teNeues, 2009, $60; 800/843-2665 or barnesandnoble.com

“These offer the perfect protection so any pup can play in the sun and sand unencumbered.” —Kelly Brown Tomas, production coordinator

Photographer David Hillegas

ILS Protective Eyewear For Dogs

In Shiny Red, $19; 866/364-4537 or doggles.com

“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

Photographer David Hillegas

Waboba Bouncing Water Ball

$9; 877/451-2597 or toywiz.com

“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

Photographer David Hillegas

Quad Fish Surfboard

In Coke Bottle Blue with competition band in Navy, $525 as shown; 707/799-4510 or lasolassurfboards.com for purchase information

“The perfect gift for surfers: a board they can design themselves!”  ―David Hanson, editor at large

Doggles Floatation Jacket

Photographer David Hillegas

Doggles Floatation Jacket

Available in six sizes, $39.89; 866/364-4537 or doggles.com

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.

Photographer David Hillegas

Park & Sun Sports Bocce Pro Set

BB-109, $65; amazon.com

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!

Photographer David Hillegas

Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL

In Mango, $879; oceankayak.com for retailers

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.

Swimways Tony Hawk Signature Series Subskate

In Red, $43.97; amazon.com

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)
 

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