With beach season officially here (except in Santa Monica where we are cursed with June Gloom thru mid-July) lets start at the bottom. As a base layer (to sit on, not to wear silly), this beach blanket from Brooklyn Beach wins the prize. It’s built from 100% handkerchief linen, which is super absorbent AND elegant at the same time. It comes in color blocked solids as well as some tie-dye mixes. They’ve added corner pockets to throw in a handful of sand to weight it down against the ocean breeze! These aren’t cheap- but you’ll never need to buy another one again!
Bonus- it comes in a great little drawstring bag to throw into your tote!
P.S. you could even poke some sticks into the sand and use the pockets to hold the blanket up for a sun shade- kinda like this….
P.P.S. The tie-dye versions are going fast!