View our recommendations for all you need for a day at the beach.
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Frankford Yellow & White Stripe Beach Umbrella
This fabric shade ($204) brings a classic sunny cheer to any beach; 215/333-3405 or umbrellasusa.com.
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Panasonic Lumix FSSR
One of the few wide-angle point-and-shoot cameras on the market, this model ($200) features a Leica DC lens with 4x optical zoom―essential for closeups of friends and panoramic shots of the water. The LCD screen detects and adapts to changes in lighting to make for easy viewing; panasonic.com.
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Ondade Mar Celebration Swim Suite
Release your inner hippie chick with this strapless suit ($216); ondademar.com.
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock
The SPF 70 formula with helioplex ($11) provides ultimate UVA/UVB protection; drugstore.com.
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Sigg Water Bottle
Fill this durable and lightweight bottle ($22) with water to keep you hydrated in style and good conscience: It’s recyclable, safe to use (the special liner reduces bacteria build-up), and available in more than 100 designs; mysigg.com.
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The Year of Magical Thinking
A day at the shore requires a good beach read. Joan Didion’s memoir ($12) follows her through the year after her husband’s death. Drawn into a state of “magical thinking,” she weaves a collection of moving essays; amazon.com.