Sustainable Beach Gear You Need this Summer

 Crashing waves, sandy shores, rocky beaches, and endless days spent lounging in the sun. Summer is here, and whether you're out-of-office or working remotely from the coast, we have a list of sustainable beach gear, so you'll be ready to go when the ocean calls! With so many sustainable beach gear brands, you’re bound to find a few new ones that you’ll love.

Reusable Beach Bags

Ditch the single-use plastic bags and opt for stylish, reusable beach bags that are kind to the environment. Here are some brands that offer fantastic options:


Known for their durable and colorful bags made from 40% recycled nylon sourced from pre-consumer waste.

Sea Bags 

Crafted from recycled sails, these bags are sustainable and uniquely nautical.

The Tote Project 

Focused on ethical manufacturing, their bags are made from organic cotton and support survivors of human trafficking.

Eco-friendly Beach Chairs

Believe it or not, relaxing by the waves is even better with a sustainable beach chair. Here are a few brands leading the way:

 GCI Outdoor 

Their chairs are designed with sustainability and adventure in mind, using recyclable materials and reducing waste in production.

Cascade Mountain Tech

They offer lightweight, portable chairs made from recycled materials, perfect for the eco-conscious beachgoer.


Known for its portable and durable chairs, Helinox uses eco-friendly materials and practices in its manufacturing process.

Sustainable Swim Wear

Make a splash this summer with stylish swimwear that's as kind to the ocean as it is. You'll be leading in fashion and sustainability with these brands:


Their swimwear is made from recycled fishing nets and other nylon waste, positively impacting marine life, all while being made in a Fair Trade Certified Factory.


Offering swimsuits made from recycled materials (like nets pulled from the ocean), Summersalt also focuses on sustainability and body positivity.

Vitamin A 

Their swimsuits are crafted from EcoLux fabric, a blend of recycled nylon fibers that are soft, durable, and sustainable. They also track liters of water saved, kilograms of waste diverted, kilograms of emissions avoided, and watts of energy saved.

Non-toxic Sunscreen

Protect your skin and the environment with non-toxic sunscreens. Here are a few brands offering safe and sustainable options:


Their sunscreens are made from organic, non-GMO ingredients and come in recyclable packaging.

All Good 

This brand offers reef-friendly, organic sunscreens (among many other items) with biodegradable ingredients and packaging.


Known for their mineral sunscreens, Suntegrity uses non-toxic, organic ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.

Sustainable Sunglasses

Shield your eyes with sustainable and stylish sunglasses. Your future will look bright with these brands:

Warby Parker

This brand is committed to reducing its environmental impact by using sustainable materials and practices in its production.

Proof Eyewear

This brand uses sustainable materials like recycled aluminum and FSC-certified wood for their frames.

Pela Vision

Their sunglasses are made from biodegradable, plant-based materials and ocean plastic, reducing plastic waste.

Recycled Plastic Umbrellas

Stay shaded under a beach umbrella made from recycled materials. These brands have you covered:


Known for its UPF 50+ umbrellas, Coolibar uses sustainable materials in its sun-protective products and biodegradable packaging where they can.


This umbrella can withstand winds up to 25 miles per hour and is handmade with sustainable and renewable bamboo, organic cotton, and biodegradable PVC

Project Blank

Their umbrellas are crafted from recycled PET fabric and plastic, perfect for a chic, eco-conscious beach setup.

Long story short...

Make your beach days more sustainable this summer (and for many summers to come) with eco-friendly gear! By choosing reusable, recycled, and non-toxic products, you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea while helping to protect the environment. So, pack your sustainable beach bag, grab your eco-friendly chair, and head to the shore, knowing you're positively impacting the planet. 


Written by Andrea Jeschke