From coolers to cutting boards for charcuterie, here's how to have a perfect picnic at the beach.

By Morgan Goldberg
May 20, 2019
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We're over the moon that beach season is finally here, but we'd have to argue that the best part isn’t sunbathing – it’s picnicking. There’s no better way to celebrate summer than eating and drinking to your heart's content at the shore. The perfect beach picnic, of course, includes pasta salads, sandwiches, watermelon and a great bottle of chilled wine.

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In order to enjoy your glorious meal al fresco, you’re going to need a proper setup. From the ultimate beach blanket and beach chairs to baskets, coolers and portable tables, we’ve found the best beach picnic items Amazon has to offer. Read on for 11 ideas for an ideal picnic in the sand and sun.

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This incredible, tarp-like blanket is sandproof, waterproof and folds into a tiny bag so you can easily transport it to any picnic.
Bearz Outdoor Waterproof Beach Blanket, $25 at .com