6 hot new accessories for sand, surf & sun

Everything you need for fun in the sun. Photo: iStock

Everything you need for fun in the sun. Photo: iStock

With Australian designers bringing out bright and innovative beach wares by the bucketload, it’s no longer enough to pop down to the beach with a towel and an umbrella or hang out in the pool with a foam noodle.

To help you navigate this colourful cornucopia, we’ve rounded up the hottest new accessories you need to ensure your day at the beach is bang on trend.

 

FLOATING FANTASY

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Nothing says the good life like floating around at sea on a rainbow unicorn.

This one measures 2.7 metres and is a very comfortable place to chill out when you get tired of swimming. Just don’t fall asleep and end up in Tasmania.

 

CIRCULAR STYLE

SEAFOLLY TURKISH ROUND TOWEL FLAT. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

SEAFOLLY TURKISH ROUND TOWEL FLAT. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

What do you get when you merge a Turkish towel, beloved for quick-drying, travel-friendly, compact convenience, with a round towel, favoured for picnic-ready suitability?

This Seafolly stunner even comes with a strap, so no need to sling it over your shoulder like a dork!

 

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

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Don’t be fooled by the retro look, this is compatible with smartphones and tablets, and can be tuned to AM/FM radio.

It’s sand and water-resistant and produces a surprisingly good sound.

  • Sunnylife Beach Sounds portable speaker in turquoise. $64.95.
  • sunnylife.com.au

 

JUST COOL IT

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Some clever cookies have collaborated with local artists on these rather fetching cooler bags.

They come in a wide range of prints to satisfy any taste, and are insulated and water-resistant so you can kick back and enjoy fresh salad rolls and cool mangoes all day long.

  • Kollab Cafe Medium – Poly in “Poppies” by Leah Bartholomew. $29.95.
  • kollab.com.au

 

HEALTHY TAN

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Photo: Supplied

At last: a sun-tan oil that’s actually good for you.

This organic, preservative-free concoction stimulates melanin synthesis so you tan when you’re not in the sun, and includes a microalgae that supports your skin’s natural defences when you are.

It also contains high levels of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and aloe vera.

 

IN THE DRINK

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

These double-insulated, stainless steel, BPA-free, locally made cylinders of awesomeness keep your water cold for 24 hours.

Imagine yourself knocking back ice-cold drinks on the beach in 40-degree weather! They’re also way more sustainable than plastic drink bottles.

 

 

 

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