Browse our editors' picks for the best beach gear and accessories for a day on or off the water.
Lake Style Gear
Credit: Brie Passano

Off the water

1 BEACH COTTON THROW Dress your couch in soft, beachy stripes with this thick-yet-light blanket, hand-finished in an 1885 Iowa woolen mill. $100;

2 BUBBLE-GLAZE DISHES Collect trinkets in these hand-formed, Michigan-made jewels. From $12;

3 LAKE CANDLES Poured in landlocked Kansas City, with scents like Lake House and Canoe Club. $29;

4­ PERSONALIZED FAMILY PUZZLE Grand Rapids, Michigan, artist Shelly Klein customizes each 200-piece beach scene by family size, hair and skin color, name, and more. $129;

5 TATTERSALL BOOTLEGGER Just add soda water to this crisp, citrus-mint vodka from Minneapolis. $30;

6 DOUBLE LOOP KNOT Handcrafted stoneware lends a nautical touch to any bookshelf. $60;

7 INDIGO-DYED LINEN LUMBAR THROW PILLOW COVER A gold zipper and leather pull add spark to the soothing water pattern, designed in Detroit. $105;

On the water

8 CLIP 3 SPEAKER You’ll get snowmelt-clear sound on this petite, waterproof speaker. $69;

9 ROADIE 24­ HARD COOLER This revamped mini Yeti is lighter, insulates better and now fits wine bottles. $199;

10 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS BLUE-TEAL RESORT BEACH TOWEL Giant, thick, soft, affordable. Done. $20; at Walmart

11 ECO TEDDY CREW Designed in Wisconsin with cozy fleece on the outside—ideal for breezy boat rides. $60;

12 STRIPED BOX TOTE Up your beach-bag game with this super-sturdy tote, from Indiana. $70;

13 32-OUNCE WIDE MOUTH BOTTLE Stay hydrated. Look hip. ’Nuff said. $45; (Do like the cool kids do and slap a sticker on your water bottle. You’ll find this one at

14­ PELICAN MICRO CASE So long, plastic baggie: Keep stuff dry in a watertight case with a secure clip. From $18;

15 COVER-UP BEACH PANTS Comfy and stretchy, with pockets and UPF 50 protection. $70;

16 RIVER RAT SUNGLASSES A Cincinnati biz makes these floatable, polarized shades. $30;