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The best ... beach gear

These handy items will make your day at the beach all the more pleasant.

SongBook radio
Tivoli Audio has added a “water-resistant case” to its rechargeable radio, so you can “surf the waves” while staying dry. Includes inputs for MP3 and CD players.
Price: $200 Contact: Tivoliaudio.com
Source: Traditional Home

Beach Thingy
Why “lug an awkward folding chair” to the beach? “Less a seat than a back support,” these simple, “summer-bright” forms dig deep into the sand and are easy to carry.
Price: $50 Contact: Designwithinreach.com
Source: I.D.

Maritime lounge
This inflatable PVC mat, “covered in cream cotton,” doesn’t look “made for the kiddie pool.”
Price: $99 Contact: Conranusa.com
Source: Domino

REI Backpack Cooler
This bag’s “padded straps and two waterproof, insulated compartments” make it a workhorse. “Bottom loops secure a towel,” and the side pockets are “perfect for nonperishables.”
Price: $49 Contact: Rei.com
Source: Real Simple Travel

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