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Best sustainable beach essentials for summer fun

Our top beach picks that are perfect for your summer plans — and the planet!

Sustainable beach essentials for summer fun

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Enjoying an epic day at the beach or lake doesn't have to mean you have to sacrifice well-designed, high-quality summer essentials as you soak up the sun. In fact, it's a great sweet spot to easily take advantage of eco-friendly brands and sustainable beach essentials and upgrade your setup.

These brands are not only making awesome products but they're doing it responsibly, using sustainable and recycled materials, and giving back to help protect the beaches and outdoors we love so much!

So, when that classic DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince classic "Summertime" hits and all you want to do is pack up and hit the road for the beach or lake this summer, we've got you covered.

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Nomadix towel

Why It's Cool
Soft, super-absorbant, and made from post-consumer recycled materials (30 recycled plastic bottles!) It's the perfect beach accessory. Nomadix is also walking the walk as a climate neutral company and contributor to 1% for the planet.


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Nomadix Towel is a sustainable beach essentials

Verve Culture Tote Backpack

Why It's Cool
Stylish and sustainable (responsibly made in Morocco from dwarf palm and leather), this genius design flips from tote to backpack with ease for ultimate portability.


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Verve Culture Tote Bag

Kinship Self Reflect Sport SPF 60

Why It's Cool
A high SPF beach-ready zinc oxide formula that's reef safe, vegan, and cruelty-free. Kinship also uses sustainable and recyclable packaging.


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Kinship Reflect Summer Sport Sunscreen

Overexposed Umbrella

Why It's Cool
Throw some shade in style. Multiple chic prints and colors are on offer and they're made using 100% post-consumer recycled material for the canopy and sustainable wood for the pole. Offers SPF 50+ protection from the sun.


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Overexposed Umbrella Sustainable Beach

Igloo Packable Puffer Cooler

Why It's Cool
Two versatile sizes with insulation for 8 hours of ice retention plus an ingenious packable design that's made from recycled plastic bottles.


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