We love summer at Bowler & Beach as it means that the sun is shining and we get to spend time on the beach, one of our favourite places to spend time with friends and family. It doesn’t matter whether you are in Brighton or Barbados, Ibiza or Miami, St Kitts or Scarborough, everybody is always happy on the beach and it is a great way to spend a little or a long time. Memories of times spent in the sea and on the beach have provided a lot of inspiration for our Bowler & Beach prints and designs, whether it is our attention-grabbing Lobster swim shorts, our playful Seahorse swim shorts, or fun Pineapple swim shorts as just a few examples from our Animals and Sunshine collections. A day at the beach, however, would not be complete without making sure you have a great outfit sorted so you look your best whilst having a ball on the beach.

Here we put together a must-have list of five items you need to turn heads whilst on the beach.


Not only are they crucial to protect the sun from your eyes, sunglasses are an essential element to your beach outfit. There is a plethora of options for sunglasses now, ranging from inexpensive to the vastly expensive designer brands with plenty of choice in between from boutique, artisan brands such as MONC London, Finlay & Co and Meller. We like to go for a classic, timeless design, and Taylor Morris is a brand we love, and we particularly like their H.F.S in Walnut Acetate, inspired by the Morgan Motor company’s very cool and unique three-wheeler.

You can buy a pair online at the Taylor Morris website here: https://taylormorriseyewear.com/product/h-f-s/


Most of your time spent on the beach will be wearing as few clothes as possible but when the time comes to cover up to go to the beach bar or sea front restaurant, a well-made shirt is a must have. We love the high quality linen shirts that Dundas London make, particularly the new Mandarin shirt with its ultra modern collar, however our top choice for the beach is Mabes London and their terry towel beach shirts. We love their funky limited edition designs and the fact the shirts not only looks great on, but also acts as a towel at the same time! Our favourite has to be the Classic Navy which goes with almost anything and works for both guys and girls.

You can buy a shirt online at the Mabes London website here: https://mabes.com/product/men/navy-2/


Whether you’re just laying on the beach or going to be in and out of the sea, you’ll need a towel to stay dry but also stop the sand doing it’s usual thing of getting everywhere… We’re a big fan of Hammam-style towels which look stylish, are lightweight and are soft and quick drying; the perfect combination for a beach towel. We produce a range of high-quality beach towels to complement whatever outfit you’re wearing, with our collection of Charcoal, Royal Blue and Peppermint specially designed to be quick-drying and soft against your skin.

You can see the range and buy our high quality beach towels online at our website here: http://bowlerandbeach.com/towels/

Beach Bag

Once you’ve got your sunglasses case, keys, towel, suncream, beach ball, frisbee and whatever you else you’d like to take to the beach, you need to make sure you’ve got suitable bag to carry everything in. Any old beach bag just won’t do, so you need to make sure that you have something which combines form with function. It partly depends on how much you want to take to the beach as to what to go for but we love the simple, handcrafted bags by Marine et Marine, and we particularly like their Sac Marin Wool in Sand. It’s robust design and neutral colours make for a great match whatever you’re wearing and whatever you need to take to the beach.

You can buy a shirt online at the Marine et Marine website here: http://www.marinetmarine.com/

Swim shorts

Now there is one thing missing…. Where would we be without swim shorts?! You spent time perfecting your beach body, got the rest of your outfit together, and want to look great on the beach whilst wearing something you’ll be comfortable in all day. At Bowler & Beach HQ we spent months perfecting the cut and fit of our shorts whilst choosing the most comfortable and quick-drying materials to create a swim short that you’ll want to wear all day, every day, whether you are on the beach or not! We have carefully created three different collections of swim shorts to suit every taste, whether it is our original, and now extended for SS17, Animals collection, or our vibrant new Sunshine collection, both with a focus on bold colours and prints, or our more understated Classic collection.

You can see all three collections and buy all our high quality, distinctive swim shorts online at our website here: http://bowlerandbeach.com/swim-shorts/

Now you have your five essential items for the beach, what are you waiting for? Get that holiday booked if you haven’t already, and go and make the most of the sunshine, sea and fun that happens when you’re on the beach. Be sure to share our tips with your friends and make the most of the amazing summertime!

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