Beach Gadgets: 21 Accessories For Epic Fun In The Sand & Surf

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By Nathan Jude | Updated: August 3, 2021

Want the best? Head straight to the top 6 beach gadgets we’re geeking out over!

Before the 18th Century, the beach was a mysterious place known for shipwrecks and where natural disasters occurred.

It wasn’t until elite society in Europe started promoting the health benefits of going to the beach that it became the popular place it is today. [source]

Since then, it’s fair to say we’ve never looked back!

While a day at the beach can be as simple as laying a towel on the sand, we think your experience can be improved by the addition of one or more of these gadgets for the best beach day ever!

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Must Have Beach Gadgets & Accessories In 2024

1. Mac Sports All-Terrain Collapsible Beach Cart

Need a beach wagon that won’t take up your entire trunk? The Mac Sports All-Terrain Collapsible Beach Cart folds down to only 31.5″ x 21.4″ x 9.7″ and includes a carry case.

Weighing only 24.5 pounds, this beach wagon can carry up to 50 pounds through deep, soft sand and up to 150 pounds on firmer ground.

Easy to clean as well as UV and mildew resistant, you should get plenty of use out of this bad boy.

With two mesh cup holders and an adjustable handle make this the easiest way to transport your stuff to the perfect spot on the beach.

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2. sublue WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter

Why just swim when you can power through the water using the sublue WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter!

The powerful motor can take you more than 100 feet deep at more than 3 mph for around 30 minutes. It also includes a detachable floater if you want to stay at the surface.

Love taking underwater videos? sublue has included a camera mount, perfect for attaching a GoPro.

It also weighs less than 8 pounds, making it small enough to easily carry in your beach bag.

This will work in freshwater, saltwater, or pool water – just be sure to rinse it after every use to prevent corrosion.

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3. CHASING Dory Full HD Underwater Drone

Underwater cameras are great, but what if you could control your underwater camera from a boat, pier, jetty, or shore?

You control CHASING Dory Full HD Underwater Drone with your mobile device, so you can record full 1080p underwater video without getting in the water yourself.

Better than just recording video, you can also live stream the footage from your CHASING Dory in 780p, so your friends and family can follow your adventures in real-time.

A 49’ tether gives you an excellent radius to record footage from your spot above or out of the water.

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4. SHARKBANZ 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Band

While nothing can guarantee you will never get bitten by a shark while playing in the ocean, SHARKBANZ 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Band uses scientifically proven technology to help reduce your odds of being attacked.

How does it work? In short, sharks use electroreception to detect prey. The powerful magnet in SHARKBANZ is stronger than any electrical field a shark’s prey would put out, letting the shark know that you aren’t food.

The shark repellent band fits on an ankle or wrist and doesn’t require any charging.

You can learn more about how the product works on their website.

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5. SurfEars Water Out Sound In Ear Plugs

Hate being forced to choose between protecting your ears and being able to hear your surroundings? With SurfEars Water Out Sound In Ear Plugs, you no longer have to choose.

A unique mesh core allows sound to reach your ears while keeping water, bacteria, and debris out, so you can avoid surfer’s ear.

The right and left earplugs are different colors, so you can easily pop them into the correct ears.

4 silicone ear tip sizes and 2 flexible wing sizes allow these plugs to fit comfortably in just about any ear.

An included tether helps prevent you from losing them in the water, while the case keeps them safe on land.

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6. SunFriend Personal UV Monitor

You need to allow some sun to reach your skin to help you produce enough vitamin D, but too much sun can cause sunburns and skin cancer.

With the SunFriend Personal UV Monitor, you can make sure you get just enough sun based on your skin tone and sensitivity before covering up or applying sunscreen.

When you first get the SunFriend, you’ll program in your sun sensitivity level, then you just watch the lights. When you’ve reached your maximum level of UV rays for the day, you’ll see all the lights lit.

Waterproof up to about 10 feet, this is the perfect beach gadget for staying ‘sun smart’.

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7. Two Elephants Summer’s Essential Beach Vault

What do you do with your phone, keys, wallet, and other personal belongings when you’re playing in the ocean? Put them in the Two Elephants Summer’s Essential Beach Vault!

Available in blue or red and large enough to hold several phones, wallets, or drinks, you simply screw it into the sand and cover it with your towel or attach the handle to your Sandfree Beach Blanket.

Your belongings will stay dry and sand-free – as much as anything can stay sand-free after a day at the beach.

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8. RinseKit POD Hand Pump Portable Shower

Driving home from the beach can be uncomfortable when you’re covered in saltwater and sand, and a towel just isn’t enough to get it all off.

Rinse off before you get in the car using the RinseKit POD Hand Pump Portable Shower.

The 1.75 gallon tank is big enough to rinse off a couple of people or pets while being small enough to fit in your trunk or a passenger footwell, and the sprayer has 5 settings to tackle any job.

Unlike some similar products, the RinseKit POD is self-pressurized with no pumping or batteries required. Just make sure to fill it with fresh water before you head to the beach.

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While great for the beach it’s also a perfect companion at a camp site. If you enjoy exploring the backcountry you’ll love our article on the coolest camping gadgets for your next outdoor adventure.

9. Kurgo Portable Shower Bottle Nozzle

If you just need something to quickly rinse the sand off your feet, the Kurgo Portable Shower Bottle Nozzle is the perfect small gadget for the job.

Fitting onto most 16 oz or 2 L bottles, you can turn an ordinary plastic water bottle into a mini shower. The stream lasts for over a minute on a 2 L bottle, which is enough to rinse off several pairs of feet.

Although it was originally made for dogs, it’s a great little gadget for getting sand off your feet or body before hopping in the car!

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10. Ho Stevie! Wetsuit Changing Mat & Waterproof Dry-Bag

Protect your wetsuit and your car with the Ho Stevie! Wetsuit Changing Mat & Waterproof Dry-Bag.

Any time you remove your wetsuit when you’re on the beach or in the parking lot, sand or dirt can get ground into it, shortening its lifespan.

Standing on this mat while taking off your wetsuit helps protect it. Then, once you’re out of your wetsuit, simply pull the drawstring and the mat turns into a dry bag, protecting your car from the dampness and stink of your wetsuit.

Not just for wetsuits, this mat is also great for getting kids out of wet swimsuits.

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11. Arctic Zone All-Terrain Collapsible Rolling Cooler

Carry enough drinks to keep your whole family hydrated all day with the 60-can capacity of the Arctic Zone All-Terrain Collapsible Rolling Cooler.

With 5 layers of insulation, your drinks will stay cold on even the hottest day.

A leakproof interior and stain-resistant exterior with Microban means this cooler is also easy to keep clean.

The All Terrain Cart is detachable, while the Backsaver adjustable shoulder strap centers the load weight to help make the cooler easier to carry in situations where that’s easier than rolling it.

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12. BrüMate Hopsulator Insulated Can Coolers

Tired of damp palms and warm drinks? With the BrüMate Hopsulator Insulated Can Coolers, your drinks stay cold longer without any condensation.

Fitting all 12 oz slim cans, these can coolers are made from double-walled stainless steel with an extra copper layer to keep beverages 20x colder than neoprene can coolers.

This 4-pack includes the following colors: Glitter Mermaid, Rose Gold, Glitter White, and Aqua, so everybody can keep track of whose drink is whose.

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13. JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Next time you go to the beach, take your tunes with you without worrying about the speaker getting ruined.

Since it’s waterproof and lightweight, the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect beach accessory to provide quality sound for your music or conference calls.

With a 12-hour battery life, this speaker may outlast you on your next beach day. Since you can connect up to two phones at a time, you and a friend can take turns playing your favorite music.

Pro tip: Use the included lanyard with an umbrella hook!

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14. WolfWise UPF 50+ Easy Pop Beach Tent

Get protection from the sun and sand almost instantly with the WolfWise UPF 50+ Easy Pop Beach Tent.

All you have to do to set it up is undo the straps and it pops right open. Secure it by filling the 4 pockets with sand and using the ropes and tent stakes.

With front and rear entrances plus windows on both sides, you’ll get plenty of airflow while staying out of the sun and off the sand.

When it’s time to go home, this tent easily folds down to 29.5″ L x 29.5″W x 1.6″ H and fits into a handy included carrying case.

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15. Beach Umbrella Hooks By Pole-R Bear

Keep your stuff off the ground by using the Beach Umbrella Hooks By Pole-R Bear.

Fitting any pole from 3/4″ to 1-5/8″, these stainless steel claws and coated hooks secure to your beach umbrella like a belt cinches around a waist and can hold any number of small items like your keys, sunglasses, towel, watch, or speaker.

Small enough to toss in your bag, you can attach it to a rented umbrella once you reach the beach.

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16. POPCHOSE Sandfree Beach Blankets

Don’t take half the sand on the beach home on your blanket. Instead, use the POPCHOSE Sandfree Beach Blankets.

Water-resistant, sand-resistant, and quick-drying, this 9’ X 7’ blanket also folds down small enough (5.3” X 7.9”) to fit in your beach tote.

The 5 pockets can be filled with sand to weigh down the blanket or used to store your phone, keys, or other small items. 6 tent stakes are also included to secure your blanket so it won’t blow away while you’re enjoying your time in the water.

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17. Beachr Beach Umbrella Sand Anchor

The breeze coming in off the ocean feels great on a hot summer day – until it rips your umbrella out of the ground and blows it away.

Avoid that situation with the Beachr Beach Umbrella Sand Anchor.

Made from rust-proof sturdy ABS plastic, this umbrella anchor with a 3-tier screw twists into the sand and locks in any size beach umbrella.

Strong enough to withstand 50 mph winds, it’s unlikely to break – but it comes with a replacement guarantee in case it does.

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18. ZIPOUTE Full Face Snorkel Mask

How can snorkeling get even better? With the ZIPOUTE Full Face Snorkel Mask, you get 180° views, an anti-fog lens, the ability to breathe through your nose, and more.

Available in two sizes with adjustable straps, this snorkel mask should fit most people, while the foldable breathing tube makes it easier to travel with.

A floating ball in the snorkel tube allows you to get air in when you’re at the surface but keeps water out when you go underwater.

Best yet, this mask includes a camera mount for your GoPro, so you can record what you’re seeing.

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19. GoPro HERO7 & Protective Housing

Don’t already have a camera to attach to your snorkel mask? Check out the GoPro HERO7 & Protective Housing.

Tiny, waterproof, rugged, and with a touch screen and voice control, it’s perfect for capturing all the amazing moments you have at the beach!

Capture 10 MP pics by saying “GoPro, take a photo” and 4k video by saying “GoPro, start recording.”

Pictures and videos are automatically transferred to the GoPro app for easy sharing.

The included protective housing is ideal for securing your GoPro to your surfboard, snorkel mask, or anything else you take on your beach adventures.

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20. AMMSUN 17″ Beach Umbrella Table Tray

What’s more convenient than bringing a folding table to the beach? Using the AMMSUN 17″ Beach Umbrella Table Tray.

Attaching to umbrellas up to 1.5” in diameter, this tray can hold 4 drinks as well as snacks, phones, or other small objects.

Simple to use, easy to clean, and anti-UV, you’re sure to get plenty of use out of this handy tray.

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21. Home Queen Beach Cup Holders

Keep your drink, phone, and sunglasses off the sand with the Home Queen Beach Cup Holders.

Just push the cup holder into the sand for a convenient place to keep your cold beverage and other small items.

With 4 different colors in each pack, everybody can keep track of which drink is theirs, and the simple design can be customized with stickers (not included) to make each one even more unique.

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The Top 6 Beach Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

Mac Sports All-Terrain Collapsible Beach Cart

Easily haul your stuff through deep sand.

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sublue WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter

The coolest way to scoot through the ocean.

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SHARKBANZ 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent Band

Simple & effective device for peace of mind.

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SunFriend Personal UV Monitor

Never get sunburnt again with this gadget.

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RinseKit POD Hand Pump Portable Shower

No more sand throughout the house!

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Arctic Zone All-Terrain Collapsible Rolling Cooler

The only beach approved cooler you need.

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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