Some people love to lay on the beach and work on their base tan. We're not those people. For us, the shore is just the world's largest sandbox – an excuse to have a good time, play some games, and even work out. Here's the equipment that allows us to elevate a lazy day at the beach to an exciting day by the sea.
Best Sun Protection: Beyond Coastal Active Lip Balm
We love Beyond Coastal's entire range of sport-ready sun care products packed with high-powered natural ingredients, and its Active Lip Balm is no exception. Made with beeswax, aloe vera, shea butter, and yerba mate, it glides on smooth and lasts on lips while offering broad-spectrum sun protection without oxybenzone, a chemical sunscreen ingredient that early studies have linked to low sperm count and increased cancer risk. Comes in four flavors (we prefer Citrus Grove) and with a small holster and clip that snaps onto backpacks or ski jacket zippers. [$2.99; beyondcoastal.com]
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco