This beach bag is a little pricier than most, but it has a thermal foil-lined insulated section, which will keep all of your drinks and snacks cool in the hot sun. It's large enough to carry your beach towel, books and more, so you'll only need one bag when you hit the sand. Photo: BeachMall.com
When you're surrounded by water and sand, you want to make sure your electronics are protected. With this waterproof case -- which is offered for a variety of e-readers and smartphones -- you can read and surf the web worry-free. Photo: Proporta.com
This wireless portable speaker is small but mighty. It weighs just 12 ounces and fits in your hand, but the JAMBOX can fill a room with its 85-decibel output. The price tag is a little high, but if you're always on the go, it's worth it. Keep it protected on the sand, and you'll have instant portable tunes that everyone can enjoy. Photo: Amazon
Thwart thieves with ease! If you're worried about keeping your valuables safe on the beach, this nifty item is for you. The container looks like a bottle of suntan lotion, but is actually a case in which you can store your phone, keys, credit cards and cash. Photo: Firebox
If you've chosen a beach destination for your next vacation, why not use your beach towel to express your personal style? This blue ombre print reflects the colors of the ocean, and is a perfect companion on the sand. And for less than $20, the price is nice. Photo: Target
Sunblock is a beach-bag must, but with Hawaiian Tropic's shimmer lotion, you can be glowing in an instant. The product goes on smooth and offers UVA and UVB protection, but it also gives a bit of sheen to the skin while you're soaking up the sun. Photo: Amazon
If you're gearing up for a beach vacation, do it in style. Here are a few cool accessories that are functional and stylish enough for any day on the sand.