Best Swimming and Beach Gear

Hooded Towel
Andrew Greto
Make a splash at the pool or ocean with this cool new gear.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Swim Goggles for Glasses Wearers

Make pool time even more delightful for your bespectacled child with well-priced Good Glasses’ Kids Junior Rx Prescription Swim Goggles. Kids can choose among blue, black, and pink ones, and you’ll appreciate the ease of attaching your child’s prescription to the online order. An in-house optician will select the best lens for your near- or farsighted swimmer. Cannonball away! Ages 5 to 12, $35; goodglasses.com

—Riyana Straetker

Andrew Greto
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

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

Andrew Greto
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

Andrew Greto
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

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