Lake Beach Must-Haves You Can’t Live Without

Filed in In This Issue, Lakeside Living, On The Lake by on December 27, 2016


By Patricia Carlson


Heading to the beach should be easy. Bathing suit, towel and something to read is all you need, right? Not really, especially if you plan on making a day of it on the sand. Whether you are a day-tripper or a lucky lake home owner, there are some key items you should always have on hand if you plan on beaching it. Here’s some of our favorites.






Beat the heat and the bugs.


Combining excellent broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with natural bug repellants like citronella, cedar and lemongrass, comes Badger’s SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen. There’s nothing worse than getting chased from a beautiful lakeside day by pesky mosquitos and black flies, so you should always carry this safe and effective all-in- one product in your beach bag. It’s DEET-free and safe to use by the whole family. The non-nano uncoated zinc oxide provides protection from the sun’s harmful rays. You’ll never need to carry two separate bottles of sunscreen and bug spray again.


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MSRP: $16.99






Cold for days.


Might as well toss out all your other coolers, because the sturdy and leak proof 30qt Adventure Cooler by Stanley is the only one you’ll ever need. This BPA-free bad boy holds up to 40 cans and is tall enough for longnecks and standard 2-liter bottles. Best of all, it keeps contents cold for up to 4 days. So pack it once on Friday and don’t worry about your food or drinks spoiling through the weekend. Come Sunday, everything will still be ice cold. This unit has a lifetime warranty.


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MSRP: $150.00






Hi-Fi sound.


Forget ugly boom boxes that eat batteries. All you need to enjoy music on the beach is the FUGOO Bluetooth wireless speaker and your Bluetooth compatible device. Available in three different eye-catching models – Style, Sport and Tough – this speaker is stylish, portable and extremely durable. FUGOO speakers boast incredible high-fidelity sound and are water-proof, dust-proof, mud-proof and shock-proof. They also come with an unprecedented 40 hours of battery life so you can keep the party going all weekend long.


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MSRP: Starting at $179.99




Stylish sun protection.


Don’t let a nasty sunburn ruin your day dipping your toes in the sand. Safely soak up some sunshine with the SmartStraw™ Packable Fedora Hat by Coolibar. This stylish hat features 3” of brimming coverage and will stay in place with a handy chin cord with toggle. For every inch of brim you wear, you reduce your lifetime risk of skin cancer by 10%. Unlike traditional straw, Coolibar SmartStraw™ is durable, breathable, lightweight and always UPF 50+. Coolibar is known for its sun protective clothing and accessories and is the first company to receive The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.


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MSRP: $69.50




Pelican Products, Inc. – PELICAN MARINE PHONE CASE


Eliminate accidents.


We know you’re not going to leave your smart phone behind, but if you bring it to the lake, it better be protected from the water and other elements. Enter the Pelican Marine waterproof smart phone case for Apple and Samsung phones. The Pelican Marine case can be submerged at a depth of two meters for up to 30 minutes and safeguards against dirt, snow, and dust.


Made with five layers of military-grade shock protection to withstand slips and drops, the Pelican Marine also features a scratch-resistant, coated screen protector. Fully backed by an industry-leading two year guarantee, this is the case you need to ensure your phone is always ready to go in case of an emergency or to capture that perfect lakeside picture.


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MSRP: iPhone 6/6 Plus ($79.95), iPhone 6S/6S Plus ($89.95), and Samsung Galaxy S 6 ($79.95).






Portable comfort and convenience.


Cooler? Check. Drinks? Check. Music and hat? Check and check. What’s missing? Oh yeah, a super comfortable place to sit and chill. That’s where the GCI Big Surf Beach Chair with Side Table from LL Bean comes in. Its sturdy base is ideal for the sand and the convenient side table means you won’t have to lug anything else lakeside to put your snacks and sips on. At just a little over eight pounds with a padded carry strap, it’s a cinch to get your chair to the beach.


And the four-position backrest means you’ll find the right lounging angle for you. Folds flat for easy storage.


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MSRP: $60






Minimize scratchy sand.


Sand gets everywhere, and we mean everywhere, when you’re relaxing on the beach. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t prevent the scratchy stuff from sticking to your skin. But the CGear Sand-Free MultiMat is a wonderful first line of defense. The mat has a resilient double-layer weave that provides a barrier against sand. When you lay your towel or blanket on top – bam! – it’s virtually impossible for even the tiniest grains of sand to penetrate. Available in blue or orange and in sizes small (6’ x 6’) to extra-large (12’ x 12’). Also ideal for camping.


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MSRP: starting at $59.99






Keep Your Cool.


From a smart collaboration between Fiesta® Dinnerware and Tervis, the makers of the iconic double-walled plastic cup, comes the sunny fresh cut stripes 16 oz. tumbler. This tumbler will always keep your cold drinks cold or your hot drinks hot, especially when you add a colorful lid which you can choose on the website. That’s what makes them the perfect lakeside pairing.


Whether you’re filling your tumbler with coffee for early morning beach yoga or pouring in a chilled beer for an afternoon boat ride, your drink will always be exactly as you like it.


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MSRP: starting at $12.99