The Best Beach and Surf Gear: Towels, Totes, Coolers, and More
Updated Dec 11, 2022
There are always two beaches—the one you imagine and the one you end up on. Somehow the sun is always hotter, the sand more persistent, and the towels less inviting than you remember them being. But with a little preparation, you can close that gap between fantasy and reality. We’ve spent hundreds of hours researching and testing the best towels, chairs, sunscreen, and other gear to make your next trip to the water as fun and relaxing as possible.