FlopZ flip flops, £35

Quick – the sun's out: time to dig out the crusty suncream and battered sunglasses. And buy these flip flops from flopZ – they have massaging bobbles on the undersole, and come in cool  marine designs. We like. flopz.co.uk

Seafolly Carried Away Tribal Trader Tote, £30

Don't be tempted to take a ratty old plastic bag to the beach – take this Seafolly tribal print canvas tote instead. In bright yellow, it'll never get lost. simplybeach.com

Banana Moon Hills Boro bandeau bikini, £61

A Breton-striped bikini should be top of your summer beach essentials list – and this Banana Moon one will do us just fine, thanks. simplybeach.com