Surfside Survival Pack

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


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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;


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Ondade Mar Celebration Swim Suite

Release your inner hippie chick with this strapless suit ($216);


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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

The SPF 70 formula with helioplex ($11) provides ultimate UVA/UVB protection;


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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;


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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;


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Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses

These classic glasses ($130) never go out of style; 877/551-7257 or


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Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting Lip Balm with Passionfruit

Don’t forget to protect your lips! This SPF 8 lip balm ($4) goes on smooth and smells great;


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8" Beach Pail and Shovel Set

Let your little ones build sandcastles to their hearts’ content ($3.29);


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Lilly Pulitzer Brooke Printed Caftan

Protect your skin and look chic in this blue-and-green tunic ($268);


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Clinique After-Sun Rescue Balm

It’s a cool and refreshing antidote to a day in the sun ($18.50);


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Move through the water with ease with these fun red flippers ($56.95); 808/395-3360 or


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La Vie French Market Basket

Fill this roomy bag ($130) with all of your essentials;


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Haba Magnifying Glass with Tin

It’s perfect for inspecting and collecting children’s treasured beach finds ($12.90);


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Paul Yacomine Micro Treatment Oils with Sunscreens

Jojoba and coconut oils shield your hair from the sun ($40); 866/525-4933 or


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Old Navy Strappy Thong Sandals

So affordable you can buy them in several colors ($19.50); 800/653-6289 or


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Samuel’s Hats Sun Hat 10

Extra big to provide additional coverage for your face ($69.99); 866/481-4287 or


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Toss Designs Moc Croc Domino Set

Start playing this classic game for hours of family fun, rain or shine ($52);

Published July/August 2009

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