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Our Beach Essentials: Q Editors

The dog days are upon us. Here, the apparel, gear and accessories of which we can't get enough.

Wildfox cover up
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Wildfox cover up

"I literally do not remember what I wore before I owned this. It's my beach coverup, my nightgown, my everything. It's so soft, and those words! What's not to love." - Liz Miersch

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Grain wooden surfboard
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Grain wooden surfboard

"A classic wooden board, perfect for riding the waves at Ditch Plains." - Ashley Martin

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Fresh sugar lip polish
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Fresh sugar lip polish

"This is what summer tastes like. I use it every day from May through September, then put it away — although every once in a while on a dark, dreary wintry day, I might slather it on as a treat." - Liz Miersch

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Beach Cruiser
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Beach Cruiser

"I have a big family, and we have a fleet of beach cruisers, including tandems. It's our preferred mode of transportation when we're down in Bay Head, New Jersey. I'm not sure it counts towards my Ironman training, though. Time in the saddle?" - Sheila Monaghan

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Surf Bazaar muumuu
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Surf Bazaar muumuu

"I spent all of last summer in this muumuu and if it ever stops raining, this summer will be no different. It is enormous and drapey in the kind of effortlessly chic way that's just right for the beach. Also, the pop of neon makes me extremely happy." - Amy Gallo Ryan

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Billabong surf capsule wetsuit
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Billabong surf capsule wetsuit

"Perfect color combo and the front zip is clutch." - Ashley Martin

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8 Knots towels
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8 Knots towels

"There's nothing chicer than a Turkish towel at the beach." - Ashley Martin

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Nicole Porter neon wood plates
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Nicole Porter neon wood plates

"I'm obsessed with the neon stripes, the pale wood and the fact that their vibe is both modern and retro-surfer. I would love to eat every summer meal on these, although I have no idea where to find food that's as pretty as they are." - Amy Gallo Ryan

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Frozen Grapes
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Frozen Grapes

"I crave fruit in the summertime, and I love frozen grapes. They're a terrific beach snack when you're drying off from a swim." - Sheila Monaghan

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