Katie Lee’s Beach Day Essentials
Queen of Summer
Katie Lee knows a thing or two about a good day at the beach: In her show with the Cooking Channel, "Beach Bites with Katie Lee," (the second season premieres June 1 at 10 p.m. EST) she travels our nation's coasts (and beyond!) to discover seriously good grub. Here, the summertime Hamptons dweller shares the beach day essentials she can't rock summer without.
A Mineral Sunscreen
Buy it here: COOLA Sport SPF 30 Citrus Mimosa Moisturizer, $36
The San Diego-based suncare company’s “Farm to Face” ethos means it uses as many ingredients as possible that are natural, organic, sustainable, and locally sourced. This water-resistant sunblock is infused with antioxidants and vitamins, plus it has organic coconut oil for hydration and organic arnica extract for reducing redness. It smells good, too.
A Bottle of Bubbly
Buy it here: Altaneve Prosecco 750 mL, $30
Because who doesn’t love toasting the end of a beach day with a little bubbly? Made from grapes grown on the hills of Valdobbiadene, Italy, this prosecco is crisp and light, with notes of peach, pear, and honeysuckle that make it a refreshing choice for summertime.
A Cute Carry-All
Buy it here: Soeur du Maroc Out of Office Straw Tote, $155
Handwoven in Morocco, this beach-ready tote is our kind of “Out of Office” message. And it’s as practical as it is fun: A drawstring closure on the inside keeps sand from sneaking in.
A Round Towel
Made from soft cotton-terry, this round towel by Australia-based company The Beach People is ideal for stretching out on the sand and marking your sunbathing spot for the day. Plus, it comes with an inflatable cushion for the comfiest beach naps ever.
A Beach Game
Buy it here: Pro Kadima Beach Paddles, $20
Cue the nostalgia: This classic paddle game is the ultimate in beach day entertainment. Grab a friend, and get the volley going!
A Packable Chair
Buy it here: Low Folding Beach Chair in Watermelon, $10
Small and lightweight, this bright beach chair can ride around in the trunk of your car all summer long, so it’s ready to go when you’re ready to hit the sand.
A Breezy Beach Read
Buy it here: It Happens in the Hamptons, $11
The next best thing to spending your summer in the Hamptons? Indulging in this guilty pleasure novel, which has all the ingredients for an A+ beach read: surfers, romance, oh yeah, and a missing person.
A Place to Hang Ten
Buy it here: Channel Islands Surfboards The Water Hog, from $819
Rethink the morning commute, and catch a wave at sunrise on this bad boy instead. Made in California, these customizable boards are made for surf pros (and those who want to be one).