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Essentials for Your Beach Vacation

Fourteen must-pack goods from Fieldshop to make the most of your summer getaway

Preparing for a long-awaited beach trip? Before you hit the sand, refresh your vacation supplies with these summery goods from Fieldshop by Garden & Gun. From breezy updates to your warm-weather wardrobe to classic games that are easy to stow, these simple additions will help make this year’s getaway one to remember. 

The Beachcomber’s Bundle

Take a cue from the author Anna Marlis Burgard and turn your next beach trip into a treasure hunt. The Beachcomber’s Companion offers an illustrated guide to coastal shells and other discoveries, inviting readers to take a closer look at the beauty underfoot. Prefer the great indoors? This bundle also includes a puzzle version of the charming book. $42,

Playing Cards 

From airports to beach blankets to hotel lobbies, a deck of cards can come in handy during a trip’s idle moments. This handsome set, created by the design studio Moglea, features two standard and stylish decks. $28,

Straw Hat

No beach bag is complete without a sun-shading hat. Designed by Fanny & June, this classic straw number gets woven by hand in Nashville. $150,


A pair of go-to shades are a no-brainer for bright summer days. With an Argentinian-inspired style, these handcrafted acetate frames by Maho Shades feature polarized lenses with 100 percent UVA/UVB protection. $125,


Update your towel collection with these cozy Turkish cotton wraps by Home & Loft. Loomed and dyed by hand, the versatile pieces can be used as beach towels, throws, or sarongs. $52,,

Ball Cap

A Garden & Gun Club exclusive, this emerald green baseball cap will become a staple when you step outdoors this summer. $30,

Beach Read

The best beach reads are the ones that make you laugh, and How Y’all Doing?, a new release by Leslie Jordan, is sure to do just that. In this collection of essays, the Emmy Award–winning actor regales readers with stories of life’s odd, funny, and unforgettable events in his droll, irreverent voice. $27,


Designed by Foster & Rye, this metal, vintage-inspired cooler ensures an ice-cold sip is always on hand—and looks good in the process. $100,


The ideal summer wardrobe is full of light, breezy pieces that mix and match with ease, such as these reversible flutter-sleeve tops by Field Trip. $185,


When summer rain foils your beach plans, be sure to have a puzzle handy. This 1,000-piece challenge by Four Point Puzzles features the work of the Texas-based quilter Maura Grace Ambrose and promises a few hours of diversion. $25,

Sun Hat

Hand woven by a team of artisans in Texas and Bermuda, this delicate seagrass hat by Sarah Bray features interchangeable ribbons so that you can easily match it to your swimsuit du jour. $200,

Paddle Ball Set

With retro motifs, Foster & Rye’s wooden paddle ball set provides instant (and portable) entertainment. $25,

Pint Cup 

Great for picnics, beach days, and everyday use, SiliPint’s signature silicone cups keep beverages at a perfect temperature—without freezing your hands. $18,


Effortlessly pairing with sundresses and shorts, these seagrass raffia and leather slides by Sarah Stewart are sure to become your most-worn vacation shoe. $170,