Thinking about heading to the beach or hosting a pool party? Consider these nine waterproof accessories to enhance your summer experience.
Beer mug pool float
The Swimline beer mug pool float multifunctional; it's a full-body float and includes a built-in ice chest and cup holder. You can get your tan on while also quenching your thirst, as you float out to sea. $18.02 at bestproducts.com
Enjoy the beach in your own back yard with the ginormous pink elephant yard sprinkler. The 7-foot tall sprinkler makes the perfect addition to kids' birthday parties, barbecues or family reunions. Because the product design is lightweight and deflatable, this elephant can be easily stored during the off-season. $47.99 at Watson's Pool and Spa
Struggling to find the perfect beach sandals? Look no further than Clark's Women's Breeze Sea Flip-Flops, perfect for long walks on the beach and easy to slip-off. The adjustable top-straps and comfortable soles allow for all-day comfort. $29.97 at Nordstrom or Clark's in Des Peres
For men, Hari Mari has a line of Fields sandals that come in seven shades and have firm arch support for all-day wear. Made out of nutbuck leather, these sandals are thin, flexible and lightweight. They also have a memory foam toe, to avoid that typical shoe break-in period, and boat-safe rubber out-soles. $60 at Nordstrom.
This towel has been rated as the No. 1 towel of 2019 by Good Housekeeping, as it has an innovative two-sided design. Sand is guaranteed to not stick to the bottom of this towel because it is made out of nylon. The top is a soft terry cloth and the Sandusa beach towel also includes an internal waterproof layer that prevents water from seeping through. Sandusa Beach Towel $49.95 at Amazon.com
If you're looking for a towel that's a little less expensive, try Dock and Bay's quick-dry beach towel. This towel is not only quick-drying and sand resistant, but it comes in 38 colors and styles. $19.99 at Amazon.com
Looking for a good pair of inexpensive polarized sunglasses? Sungait Classic Half Frame Clubmaster sunglasses are your answer and are made unisex so anyone can wear them. Designed out of lightweight aluminium alloy frames, these UV400 lenses provide protection from UVA and UVB rays. $14.99 at Amazon.com
Practical water shoes
Vifuur's unisex water shoes make for practical beach and pool use, especially when you're on a rocky beach or playing some water polo in the pool. Made for men, women and kids, they're super lightweight, high quality for less and come in dozens of colors and designs. $13.98 at Walmart.
The UE Wonderboom has been rated one of Tech Radar's best waterproof speakers. Lightweight and waterproof, this speaker has a battery life of 10 hours and a wireless range of more than 100 feet. It also makes for a good pool buddy, as it comes with an inflatable ring on the bottom that allows it to float. $46.99 at Walmart.
Wetlock Phone Bag
Think about protecting your phone with a waterproof, wetlock-sealed bag this summer. Geckobrand's waterproof case will not only keep your phone completely dry but also allows you to talk, text, take pictures, play games and surf social media. Including an audio cord and arm band, the case floats and has been tested to submerge 10 meters. $24.99 at Dick's Sporting Goods.
Durable Summer Tote
The breezy convenient mesh beach tote bag comes with a lightweight fold-able 5-foot-by-6-foot beach mat so you don't have to worry about packing a beach blanket. This bag also includes a solid zipper pocket, zip-top closure, comfort grip carry straps and best of all, a built-in picnic cooler bottom. $27.99 at Amazon.com
Waterproof First Aid Kit
This 104-piece hospital-grade first aid kit made by Well-Strong has everything to cover your beach and pool mishaps, and it's waterproof. Because of its rip-stop vinyl fabric, the first aid kit can also make for a good place to store your phone and wallet to keep them dry. Don't forget to add some aloe vera for sunburns. $19.99 at Amazon.com