Best Swimming and Beach Gear

Make a splash at the pool or ocean with this cool new gear.

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Dive Right In!

Andrew Greto

Dive Right In!

Kids will make quite a splash in these adorable -- and durable -- silicone Animal Heads Swim Caps. Sized for little ones, the toppers each sport stick-above-the-water details, such as fins or ears. Ages 3 to 8. Finis, $10

--Krista Hojnowski

Originally published in the May 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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Perfect for the Pool

Perfect for the Pool

Colorful and cheery Sunny Patch toys take cool-off play to new levels both on and under the water. In the shallow end, hop a ride on the shark kickboard or play a game with floating foam pieces (including a spinner!). More confident swimmers can dive for sunken treasure or scoop up unsuspecting plastic fish with the claw catcher. Ages 3 and up. Melissa & Doug, $4 to $25

--Krista Hojnowski

Originally published in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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Serve up Some Sandy Candy

Andrew Greto

Serve up Some Sandy Candy

Create a slew of make-believe snacks at the beach or in the sandbox with the new Sun Bistro line. Each set has stamps, molds, whisks, and pans for whipping up bonbons, fries, cakes, and the like. Ages 3 and up. $3.89 to $9.99, habausa.com

Originally published in the June/July 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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A Towel with a Wild Side

Andrew Greto

A Towel with a Wild Side

Turn drying off into dressing up with this sweet Hooded Towel, complete with such crabby details as clawed corner pockets and bulging eyes. Ages 3 and up. $25.99, stephenjosephgifts.com

Originally published in the June/July 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine.