For many beach-goers a day at the shore requires very little. Usually a swimsuit, towel and bottle of sunscreen do the trick. However, even the most hassle-free beach enthusiast will admit that having the right gadget may upgrade and simplify a day at the beach.

Below are six savvy gadgets to take your impending beach trip to a whole new level.

CGEAR SAND-FREE MAT

This instant drying mat is a beach-must. For the affordable price of $47, say goodbye to windswept lunches and fly away towels forever!

UE ROLL 2

This portable, light-weight (less than a pound), slim, waterproof, long-lasting, crisp-sounding Bluetooth speaker is something you shouldn’t leave home without. The best part about the UE Roll? It comes with a mini float so you won’t skip a beat from the sand to the water.

QUIRKY SHAKE TOTE

There is no escaping the heaps of sand you bring home after every beach trip. Cue Quirky Shake Tote. This waterproof canvas tote is made to sift out unwanted sand and particles through an interior mesh netting. Itʻs large, fashionable and as practical as they come.

PACIFIC BREEZE POP-UP BEACH TENT

Calling all shade-seekers. This affordable (starting at $70), lightweight, easy-to-use pop-up is what beach dreams are made of. This tent is specifically designed to deliver UPF 50+ sun protection for as many as four people.

SAFEGO PORTABLE LOCKER

This water, sand and salt-resistant Amazon bestseller provides you top-notch beach day security — and for only $39. Keep your wallet, phone, keys, and other valuables safe while you soak up the sun.

BANANA BOAT QUIK DRI SCALP SPRAY SPF 30

I think we can all agree that no beach trip is fun when you’re tomato-red and sore to the touch — especially on your scalp. We’re big fans of Banana Boat’s quick drying scalp sunscreen. This spray is non-greasy, water resistant and highly recommended by beach-goers, both old and new.

May these gadgets keep your beach days long and your beach bags significant. For more adventure tips, follow our Instagram (@instanorthshoreexplorers) and Facebook (@northshoreexplorers) feeds. Aloha!