20 BEST Gifts for Beach Lovers (UPDATED 2021)

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Looking for the best gifts for beach lovers? You’re in the right place.

We all have that beach bum in our lives that is hard to shop for.

Yeah, they love beach stuff…but it seems like they already have all the beach gear they need. Am I right?

Wrong!

Turns out, beach gear tech is always evolving. That means new cool beach gifts are constantly being released.

Whether you choose new tech or go with a classic gift, your beach bum is sure to love anything you choose from this list.

Let’s dive in.

I can almost guarantee you’ll find the perfect beach gift on this list. But if you want even MORE ideas, check out this ultimate list of best gifts for travelers and gifts for nature lovers.

20 Best Gifts for Beach Lovers

#1.) Sand Resistant Beach Towel

This sand-resistant beach towel is perfect for a seaside trip. Whether you want to dry off after a dip in the ocean or stretch out and catch a tan under the hot summer sun, this keeps you both dry and comfortable. 

Made from 100% recycled material — it’s not just soft, but environmentally friendly too. It dries you three times faster than standard cotton towels as the material is designed to quickly absorb moisture. 

Plus, if you get any sand on it, give the towel a shake and it’ll come straight off.

You can pick your favorite color from the range of different designs, and it comes in two different sizes too. The large one is better for sharing. 

It also comes with a handy carry bag for portability.

#2.) Towel Anchor Clips

In addition to sand, another problem beach lovers face is their towels blowing off in the breeze. When the wind takes hold, it can be a battle to keep it on the ground.

If you’re tired of sprawling out in a starfish position so the wind doesn’t blow you away, these practical clips are for you. 

Designed to withstand tough winds, these beach towel anchor clips keep your towels tight, straight, and on the ground. Dig the stakes into the sand, and you no longer have to worry about losing your towel while you’re off on a paddle. 

#3.) Water Resistant Beach Tote Bag

This ultra-cute tote bag is perfect for lazy beach days. 

It’s both large and lightweight, with a convenient zipper closure and handy interior and exterior storage pockets. It also has two mesh slots on each side for holding a water bottle or other small items. The 11-inch handle drop also makes it comfy to wear.

It’s both practical and fashionable, making it one of the best gifts for beach bums. And there’s a design for every taste — from floral to bohemian, tropical, or just simple stripes. 

#4.) Foldable Sun Lounger

Tired of everyone hogging the sun loungers at the beach? Then why not bring your own? 

This foldable lounger is one of the most practical beach gifts. Its lightweight foam makes it both easy to carry and super comfy. It also offers two lounging positions: seated or fully reclined with an adjustable back strap for varying recliner angles. 

Once the sun has set beyond the horizon, you can fold your lounger completely flat. It has a built-in shoulder strap for easy transportation and weighs less than four pounds. 

Best of all, they come in a pack of 2, so it’s a suitable beach gift for men and women, couples, or simply for making sure you have a spare! 

#5.) Eco-Friendly Matte Tint Sunscreen

If you’re looking for beach gifts for women, then this mineral sunscreen is perfect. 

Designed to stand up against long days in the sun, it’s great for both oily and sensitive skin types and leaves you matte, shine-free, and super soft.

The sunscreen is made with only natural ingredients and harnesses plant power to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. 

The SPF 30 protection prevents sunburns, while the 50ml size makes it both easy to slip in your beach bag and suitable for carry-on luggage.

#6.) Waterproof Beach Picnic Mat

This easy-to-carry picnic mat is one of the best gifts for beachgoers. 

It’s great for picnics by the ocean — large enough for the whole family to sit on, yet compact and portable for easy transport. It comes with a convenient carry bag and compression straps to squeeze it down into a tiny, handbag-sized bundle.

It features the same waterproof and sandproof microfibre technology as the beach towel mentioned above — sand simply brushes off it. Water beads roll off as well, so this picnic mat can combat anything the beach throws at it. 

…including the wind! Four stakes are also included to hold it in place on the sand. 

#7.) Portable Beach Tent

For beach parties or family picnics, this large beach tent keeps everyone protected from the sun. 

It’s lightweight and portable, yet big enough to fit up to eight people. You can even fit this bad boy into a carry-on bag.

The aluminum poles are rust-proof and built to last, while the Nylon and Lycra blend tent fabric is water repellent and offers UPF 50+ protection.

You can put the tent up in minutes, securing it with corner bags that are easy to fill with sand or rocks. 

And when the sun moves, you can easily adjust the angle of the poles to always stay in the shade.

#8.) Floating Wooden Sunglasses

These wooden sunglasses combine sustainability with class, making them one of the more unique gifts for beach lovers. 

They are handmade from real, high-quality walnut wood, which makes them 100% waterproof. They also float — ideal if you’re going for a paddle.

The stainless steel double-spring hinges that hold the frame together are both sturdy, rust-proof, and designed for comfort, while the polarized lenses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection against the sun. 

They come in a range of designs, and you can use them for more than just the beach — any outdoor enthusiast from hikers to skiers will love them. They also come with a handy bamboo carry tube, a lens cloth, and a wooden guitar pick.

#9.) Hanging Nautical Beach Sign

If you want to bring a little piece of the ocean back home, this nautical wooden sign is perfect. 

It features four flip flops that read ‘The beach is my happy place,’ strung together with a sturdy rope, and decorated with starfish and seashells. 

This nautical beach sign is one of the more fun, novelty gift ideas for beach lovers on this list.

#10.) Seashell LED Fairy Lights

For more cute ocean-themed decoration ideas, these seashell fairy lights brighten up any beach hut. The 40 seashells are fitted with LED lights for a warm, delicate glow. 

They’re strung together by a clear 13.85-foot cable and have a timer function, so you won’t unknowingly waste the batteries. 

They also have 8 different light modes including combination, twinkle, and steady.

They’d look beautiful as a bathroom decoration, strung above a fireplace, or even as a Christmas decoration. In fact, this would make an epic Christmas gift for beach lovers.

#11.) Waterproof Beach Shoes

With a durable sole and stretchy upper material, these waterproof beach shoes are one of the best gifts for beach lovers on Amazon. 

They fit like a sock, are completely waterproof, and are easy to slip in and out of. 

You almost feel barefoot while wearing them. Yet the sole is strong enough to protect your feet against hot sand, sharp pebbles and stones, and nibbly ocean critters. 

They come in a range of colors too, making them great for men and women alike.

#12.) Handmade Seashell Boho Charm Bracelet

If you know someone who loves both the beach and handmade jewelry, this pretty anklet will go down a treat. It’s made from premium material designed to fight rust, corrosion, and color loss.

It also comes with a handy gift bag to keep it safe when you’re not wearing it — or to present it as a gift.

The adjustable 8-inch chain fits on most ankles, and there’s a range of charms to choose from including a turtle, a seahorse, and a mermaid. 

#13.) Beachy Pineapple T-Shirt

For one of the best birthday gifts for beach lovers, this tropical-themed t-shirt gives off great ocean vibes. It comes in a range of patterns, from black and white to multicolored, and instantly makes you think of summer.

The sleeveless design is both a fashionable and cooling choice, and the material is lightweight and floaty against your skin — perfect for staying cool in hot weather.

#14.) Turtle Phone Case

This turtle phone case will make your beach lover dream of jumping in the ocean every time they look at their phone. 

It effortlessly combines a cute and fashionable design with a protective case. 

The TPU material is thin, lightweight, and durable, with thickened corners to absorb shocks and protect your phone. 

The raised bezel on the front protects the phone screen from scratching. Speaking of which, the entire case is anti-scratch and anti-yellowing, so it’ll keep its clean transparent look over time.

Just make sure to choose the model that fits your loved one’s phone.

#15.) Beach Lovers Travel Tumbler Set

This super cute travel tumbler set will become your beach bum’s new go-to drink set. 

The beautiful baby blue color reminds anyone of the ocean, while the pale pink brings back sunset memories. The quote on the front of each tumbler reads “Life is better at the beach.”

The tumblers are made from food-grade stainless steel and feature copper-coated inner walls for insulation. They keep hot drinks steamy hot (3 hours) and cold drinks ice cold (9 hours). 

You also get two matching reusable straws and a cleaning brush. The set is eco-friendly, BPA-free, anti-rust, and won’t leave a metallic taste in your mouth.

Perfect for long days lounging in the sand, you can fill these with all your favorite drinks, from fruit juice to a cheeky glass (or tumbler) of wine.

#16.) Portable Wine Cooler

Speaking of wine, for those who enjoy having a drink with your toes in the sand, this portable wine cooler allows you to do just that. 

The insulated cooler is perfect for a picnic or barbecue on the beach, and it’s easy to carry around with an adjustable shoulder strap. 

The zip-top helps keep contents cool, and the divider separates two bottles. It holds standard-sized bottles of wine or even champagne for special occasions. There’s also a handy front pocket for storing small items, and it’s fully collapsible for easy storage.

#17.) Beach Themed Wine Charm Set

The perfect pairing for your portable wine cooler, these charms are gorgeous for beach parties, wine tastings, or any occasion that involves a bottle and the beach. 

The 10 unique and beautifully made charms mean you’ll never mix up your glass, and they add the perfect ocean-themed touch to any party.

#18.) Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Everyone loves a bit of music on the beach. 

This speaker lets you relax and listen to your favorite tunes on the go.

It’s IPX7 waterproof — so it can survive splashes from the waves — and has up to 24-hours of playtime per charge. 

The wireless, Bluetooth connection means you can sync it to most smartphones and the 12W speaker booms. It even has an extra bass setting for those who like a deeper beat, making it one of the best beach gifts for men and women who love their music. 

#19.) Inflatable Beach Float

For beach lovers who like bobbing about on the waves, this inflatable beach float will definitely be a hit. 

The unique turtle design is sure to catch some compliments, and the durable material is built to last. 

The turtle features two handles that you can hold onto and even comes with a handy repair kit if anything does go wrong. 

#20.) GoPro Waterproof Camera

One of the more luxury beach gifts on this list, a GoPro is perfect for those who want to capture their adventures in (and under) the waves.

From snorkeling with fishies to surfing to cliff jumping, the GoPro lets you record epic shots you can’t get with your phone or normal camera. 

And once you get home, you can watch it back in HD and relive the moment.

GoPro has tons of accessories that allow you to mount it anywhere imaginable. But for water lovers, you can’t go wrong with a floating selfie stick or “the dome”, which lets you take photos halfway above and below the water.

How to Choose the Best Beach Gifts

Any of these beach gift ideas are sure to thrill the beach bum in your life. But if you really want to impress, put yourself in their shoes. What exactly do they like to do at the beach?

Are they more of a lay out in the sun and drink type of person? (consider wine coolers and beach loungers)

Or an active adventure junkie? (consider a GoPro, GoPro accessory, or gear specific to the activity they love most)

By getting into their head and visualizing their days at the beach, you can choose a present that truly enhances their outings.

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