Just Add Water

Get ready to hit the beach with gear that's as fun as it is functional.  
Soak up the sun in a chevron colorblock print with this Becca bikini set from Nordstrom. 26200 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 216-378-2121, shop.nordstrom.com $46 top, $42 bottom
Work on your tan with a Vera Bradley beach towel (shown in Tutti Frutti) sold at Gracylane. 103 First St., Hudson, 330-650-0370; 100 E. Erie St., Suite 124, Kent, 330-676-6700 $35


Teach your kids how to build the perfect sandcastle with Kidoozie's Sift 'n Stream Frog Set from Playmatters Toys. Various locations, playmatterstoys.com $20
Show off your pedicure with a pair of bright yellow Tory Burch flip-flops from Knuth's. 26141 Detroit Ave., Westlake, 440-871-7800; 30619 Pinetree Road, Pepper Pike,
216-831-1116, knuths.com


Hang ten with a pair of these embroidered men's swim trunks in lobsters or other cool patterns such as seahorses, turtles and coral reefs. "I love the fun motifs, because when it comes to men's clothing, it can be kind of boring," says Barbie Musci, manager of J.McLaughlin. "They are a fun way to step out of their comfort zone." 16 Clinton St., Hudson, 330-650-0669, jmclaughlin.com $98
Explore all Lake Erie has to offer with this Water Gear mask and snorkel set from Step In. 5 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, 440-247-9400 $26.99
Seek shelter from the sun, wind and rain under the Sport-Brella. Available in four colors at Dick's Sporting Goods, it's large enough for the entire family. Various locations, dickssportinggoods.com $69.99
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