Five Finds to Pack in Your Beach Bag

Everything is fine and sandy

Photo: Francene Pisano Dudziec / Courtesy of Hello BeachPhoto: Francene Pisano Dudziec / Courtesy of Hello Beach
Mesh-Bottomed Tote

Designed by a mom who was tired of post-beach sand piles popping up at home, these bags are a no-brainer: a few quick shakes and you're in the clear. (If only we could do the same with little bathing-suited bottoms).

Available at, $20.

How to Let Imaginations Roam

Photo: Courtesy of Pottery Barn KidsPhoto: Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids
Beach Balls

The classic rainbow orb has been replaced with irresistible stripes and sea creatures. Our sensibilities (and toddlers) approve.

Available at, $9.50 for the small, $12.50 for the large.

The Best Eco-Friendly Products for Kids

Photo: Courtesy of NobloPhoto: Courtesy of Noblo
Umbrella Anchor

Say goodbye to umbrellas on the loose. Invented by two moms, this anchor fills with sand to keep your shade source from taking flight.

Available at, $15.

Update Kids' Bedrooms in a Flash

Photo: Courtesy of HabaPhoto: Courtesy of Haba
DIY Pizza Pies

Who needs castles when you can open a sand pizzeria? Busy little bakers will be thrilled when you rub your tummy and make fake noshing noises.

Available at, $8.50.

Gifts to Go Off the Registry For

Photo: Courtesy of Container StorePhoto: Courtesy of Container StoreSnack Schleppers

A truly double-duty container that stands up to blazing days: The leak-resistant gel top keeps drinks chilly, while snacks hide underneath.

Available at, $5.

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