Aside from a tough sunscreen, a pair of stylish swim trunks, and a couple favorite summer beers in tow, your beach and boating essentials are probably pretty slim. We’re not saying you need a caravan of accessories, but don’t be that guy sitting in a hole dug by an abandoned plastic shovel, squinting against a blazing sun, pretending to enjoy your now lukewarm shandy.
With a few carefully selected items, you can turn any trip to the shore into a fun-as-hell excursion. Here are our top picks for summer 2017. These products are durable (and stylish) enough to keep the good times rolling from Memorial to Labor Day.