Written By: Rebecca Lockhart | Photography By: Rebecca Lockhart

As we find ourselves in the height of the summer season, it’s crucial to have your beach bag packed and ready to go for optimal sun and salt exposure. Whether you’re taking a dip at Steps or parking yourself at 40th Pole until sundown, an uncluttered tote stocked with a carefully curated selection of essentials is necessary for any beach-goer.

First order of business: tracking down a tote that can brace the weight of the latest issue of N Magazine. With tough leather straps, Perch’s Soeur du Maroc beach totes are handwoven by Berber tribeswomen of Morocco in an effort to support women’s cooperatives, making it as ethically sourced as it is chic.

Bubbles, meet beach. Cidergeist Bubble Rosé, sold exclusively at Épernay, is made with apple, peach, and cranberry to quench and refresh. With a wide selection of beach-friendly beverages, you can uncork and unwind without your wine key. For those who prefer their bubbles from a bottle over a can, Perch offers a variety of reusable roadie cups.

On Nantucket, an outfit should carry you from the beach to Bartlett’s, the Brewery, and maybe even the Box without eliciting a wardrobe change. This day dress by Soft Joie, as well as many others found at Milly & Grace, is the perfect day-to-night staple whether it’s paired with a Paloma sunhat or strappy sandals.

Who better to go to for beach blankets than The Beach People themselves? Found at Milly & Grace, The Beach People round towels are made with 100% cotton, perfect for drying off or warming up.

Allow yourself to swim, sweat, and soak in the sun without the need for aloe. As our trusted source for safe, clean, and effective beauty products, Follain has a primed selection of sun care products for all ages and activity levels. Raw Elements Eco Formula 30+ Lotion offers the highest percentage of zinc oxide on the shelves, making it essentially sun-proof for kids and athletes alike. Josh Rosebrook’s Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 blends mineral zinc oxide with antioxidants and phytonutrients for lightweight protection both on and off the beach. Eir Surf Mud, made with antioxidant-rich cocoa, helps fight free radicals and won’t clog pores.

Because sun can damage our eyes and salt can damage our shades, Sunski has perfected the art of protection with their lightweight, durable frames. The Skinny Dip carries a wide selection of styles for both men and women, all with polarized lenses so you can play all day without the fear of UV rays.

It’s no surprise that 28 Centre Point, the newest spot in home design and beachy décor is setting a new bar for premium beach activities. From the beaches of Brazil to Nantucket, Frescobol is a noncompetitive paddle game known equally for its excitement as it is an exercise. Each paddle is handcrafted with solid wood, making it a gorgeously unique addition to your arsenal of beach games.

Now get packing and get out there!

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