The 15 Hottest Beach Must-Haves Of The Season

by | Nov 29, 2023 | Travel

Before you set foot on the golden shores of Jeffrey’s Bay, Sodwana Bay and Umhlanga Rocks, make sure you’ve packed all the essentials to make your beach trip truly memorable. And, according to research, heading to the beach boasts health benefits, from making you more zen to upping that vitamin D intake. It also increases creativity and walking on the sand is a great workout for your legs.

From sun protection to beachside fun, we’ve compiled the ultimate beach packing guide to ensure you have everything you need for an unforgettable seaside escape. So, grab your swimsuit, shades and a sense of relaxation – the beach is calling!

The Clifton Beach Premium Umbrella

The Clifton Beach Premium Umbrella

Shade, style and sunny vibes – all in one! This stunning and minimalist design will elevate your beach day to new heights. Get ready to make waves on the shoreline with this timeless beach accessory that’s oh-so-chic and blocks harmful UV rays.

How To Kill Men And Get Away With It by Katy Brent book

How To Kill Men And Get Away With It by Katy Brent

While the title might raise eyebrows, the pages are packed with thrilling twists and turns that’ll keep you hooked from the first wave to the last. A gripping beach read for the fearless reader in you!

Ray-ban transparent brown sunglasses

Ray-Ban Transparent Brown

These Ray-Ban sunglasses not only enhance your beach fashion but also shield your precious eyes with style and care. Choose a neutral frame that effortlessly matches your entire wardrobe.

Aqua Marina Fusion 10_10_ SUP Board

Aqua Marina Fusion 10’10” SUP Board

Paddle your way to fun and fitness! Not only will you capture the best Instagram videos on these boards, but you can also torch around 400 calories in just 60 minutes of this exhilarating activity. It’s an all-over body workout, too.

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Country Road Beau Australian Cotton Beach Towel

Your beach day isn’t complete without a plush cotton beach towel featuring trendy fringe detailing. Pick this to laze around and read on, or make it double as your picnic blanket for a beachside feast. 

Stanley Quencher H2.0

Stanley Quencher 

The viral cup has landed in South Africa and it’s an absolute summer MUST-HAVE! The stainless steel keeps drinks at their optimal temperature. Sip your favourite drinks in style with this trendy addition to your beach gear collection.

Fieldbar Drinks Cooler Box, 10L

Fieldbar Drinks Cooler Box, 10L

Not only is this cooler designed with your aesthetic in mind, but it keeps your drinks cool so you can go from pool to the lake in style. 

Sandever Beach tennis racket set experience

Sandever Beach Tennis Set

Bring the fun of beach paddle to the shore! With padel popping up throughout the country, practice your swing on the sandy courts with this beach tennis set. Incidental exercise FTW.

La Roche-Posay sunscreen

La Roche-Posay SPF50+

Protect that beautiful skin of yours! This non-greasy SPF50+ sunscreen has an ultra-light, moisturizing texture that vanishes instantly into your skin, ensuring you stay sun-kissed and not sunburned.

Zoku In-Line Slow Pop Mould

Zoku In-Line Slow Pop Mould

Keep your cool this summer with these adorable ice pop moulds. Create delicious frozen treats by adding juice, yoghurt, pudding, smoothies, chocolate, or your favourite recipe. Just pop them in your freezer door for a sweet, refreshing delight.

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H_M Crochet-look beach kaftan

H&M Crochet-Look Kaftan

Slip into sheer beach elegance with this lace kaftan. Featuring a relaxed fit, a deep V-neck and glittery-threaded ties at the front, you’ll look effortlessly chic while feeling the sea breeze on your skin.

Carly Beach Bag

Carly Beach Bag

From sandals to sunscreen, stow your beach day essentials in the hand-crafted Carly Beach Bag. It’s the epitome of practicality and fashion-forward style and is guaranteed to catch the eye of beachgoers!

Granadilla Plunge Line Swimsuit

Just as the little black dress is a wardrobe staple, make the classic one-piece swimsuit your go-to this summer. This timeless plunge swimsuit is a must-have for beach days. Add to cart!

Forever New Joanne Boater Hat

A day at the beach without a hat? Unthinkable! While SPF is hard at work, layer on the protection with the Forever New Joanne Boater Hat.

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Bos Watermelon & Mint Rooibos Ice Tea

What’s a summer vacay without the South African touch of rooibos tea? Not only does it taste fantastic, but rooibos tea also brings a heap of immune-boosting benefits to keep you refreshed and energised under the sun.

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