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Don't Hit the Beach Without These Essentials in Your Bag!

Hey there beach lover! Before you grab your sunscreen and head for the waves, let's talk essentials. We're all about making your beach day a blast while also giving a little love to our planet. So, from hats that shield you stylishly to towels that keep the sand at bay, we've got the lowdown on eco-friendly gear that'll make your beach time even sweeter. Ready to dive in and discover your new favorite beach buddies?

Eco-Friendly Hat

Protecting Yourself and the Planet

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Two cute girls wearing Palm Paradise eco-bucket hats from Shaka Love at the beach

When it comes to a day at the beach, sun protection is key. But why settle for any old hat when you can make a statement with an eco-friendly one? 

Shaka Love hats are crafted with care and designed with your comfort in mind, using 100% organic cotton and sustainable cork sourced from Portugal, along with Eco-mesh made from recycled water bottles. They're a planet-friendly choice for your beach adventures.

Experience the vibrant colors of ALOHA living as you stroll along the beach or lounge by the pool. Our uniquely designed hats are bursting with pure aloha, featuring inner cap piping adorned with Hawaiian words and meanings. It's a touch of paradise wherever you go.

Reusable Water Bottle

Stay Hydrated, Reduce Waste

Happy lady at the beach using a reusable water bottle to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean

Staying hydrated is key to enjoying a day at the beach, but that doesn't mean you have to rely on single-use plastic water bottles. Reusable water bottles offer a sustainable solution that not only keeps you refreshed but also helps in reducing plastic pollution in our oceans.

With a durable design that can withstand even the most adventurous beach outings, these bottles are ready to keep you hydrated wherever your beach day takes you. Plus, many bottles come with features like insulation to keep your drinks cold for hours, ensuring you stay refreshed under the sun.


Reusable Glass Straws 

Sipping Sustainably

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Glass straw set includes 4 beautiful colorful reusable glass straws, Shaka Love

As you lounge on the beach, sipping on your favorite beverage, the last thing you want to think about is the environmental impact of plastic straws. That's where reusable glass straws come in. Not only are they a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic straws, but they also add a touch of elegance to your beachside refreshments. 

Indulge in guilt-free sipping with our Shaka Love reusable glass straw set. Crafted from top-quality shatter-resistant high borosilicate glass, these straws are designed to stand the test of time, ensuring a lifetime of sustainable sipping. With their BPA, lead, and toxin-free composition, you can sip with peace of mind, knowing that your health and the environment are protected. 

Cleaning is a breeze with these dishwasher-safe straws, and their ability to withstand both hot and cold temperatures makes them perfect for any beverage, from icy smoothies to piping hot tea. Plus, with a choice of either 9-inch or 6-inch straws, you can find the perfect fit for every occasion and cup size. It's our 100% Shaka Love guarantee that you'll love these straws as much as we do.

Eco-Friendly Sunscreen

Protect Your Skin and Coral Reefs

A female protecting her skin from harmful UV rays using eco-friendly sunscreen

While soaking up the sun at the beach, it's important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. But did you know that conventional sunscreens can harm coral reefs and marine life? That's why opting for an eco-friendly sunscreen is a responsible choice for both you and the environment.

Eco-friendly sunscreens are formulated with natural, reef-safe ingredients that provide effective protection against UVA and UVB rays without harming marine ecosystems. By avoiding chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been linked to coral bleaching and other harmful effects on marine life, eco-friendly sunscreens help minimize the environmental impact of sun protection.

Discover our top pick for reef-safe sunscreen: Project Reef Suncare. Made by a sustainable Maui-based company, their products, and their impact are HUGE while preserving our oceans! Don't head to the beach without it! Explore Project Reef today 👉  Projectreef.com/

Sand-Free Sustainable Towel

A Must-Have for Beach Lovers

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Shaka Love sand-free sustainable beach towel

You've just emerged from a refreshing dip in the ocean, ready to bask in the warmth of the sun. But as you reach for your towel, you're met with a gritty, sand-covered mess. Sound familiar? Say goodbye to sandy towels and hello to the ultimate beach companion – Shaka Love sand-free sustainable towel.

Crafted with care from eco-friendly materials, our towel is 100% eco-friendly and sustainably & ethically made. From the shores of Turkey to your beach adventures, every thread is woven with sustainability in mind. With its lightweight and compact design, it offers endless possibilities, measuring 72"x36" while taking up only ¼ of the space of traditional bulky towels.

Thanks to its sand-free and super-absorbent properties, you can enjoy a day at the beach without bringing the beach home with you. Plus, its soft and stylish design makes it perfect for wrapping up after a swim or as a cozy blanket during travel.

And let's talk style – our towels come in beautiful colors and designs, adding a touch of flair to your home decor. Whether as a tablecloth, decorative throw blanket, or picnic essential, it's the perfect accent for any setting.


Tote & Beach Bag

Stylish and Eco-Conscious Carry-All

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Organic cotton long handle carry tote and beach bag by Shaka Love

Now that you've got your hat sorted, it's time to pack it all up in a beach bag that's as stylish as it is eco-conscious! Shaka Love tote and beach bags are not only practical but also eco-friendly, being made from 100% organic, sustainably sourced cotton

One of the great things about them is their large capacity – with a size of 27"x13" they're spacious enough to hold everything from beach towels and sunscreen to snacks and water bottles! Plus, their long handles make them easy to carry over the shoulder, leaving your hands free to wrangle kids or carry other items. 

What's also wonderful about these bags is their versatility. Sure, they're perfect for the beach, but they're also great for grocery shopping, picnics, trips to the pool, or even just running errands around town. And when it comes time to clean them, it couldn't be easier – just toss them in the washing machine on a cold, gentle cycle, and they'll come out looking good as new.

Shaka Love beach bag that is easy to clean and gets softer with each wash
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