Top 20 Beach Promotional Items

  1. Beach Towels
  2. Stylish Sunglasses
  3. Portable Coolers
  4. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
  5. Inflatable Beach Balls
  6. Frisbees
  7. Neoprene Koozies
  8. Bright Drink Tumblers
  9. Sand Pails & Shovels
  10. Flip Flops
  11. Lawn Chairs
  12. Sporty Visors
  13. Nautical Beach Bags
  14. Cozy Hammocks
  15. Mini Sunscreen Bottles
  16. Picnic Blankets
  17. Hand Fans
  18. Lanterns
  19. Tasty Snacks
  20. Insulated Water Bottles

Feel the sun on your skin, the sand in your toes, and the breeze through your hair. It’s officially summer, which is the perfect time to let your brand shine nice and bright!

Everyone is looking for something fun to do in the summer, which means an advertising opportunity’s just waiting for you. Set up an outdoor music festival, sponsor a volleyball tournament, or plan a dream vacation for your clients. You can do this at the beach or by any other body of water, even if it’s just a community swimming pool.

Whatever you do, just make sure you have party favors and gifts for the occasion. Beach promotional items are the perfect choice, and here are 20 ideas that are sure to make a big splash!

1. Beach Towels

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Think of beach towels as portable billboards for your business. They’re just begging to be printed with an eye-catching design or catchy slogan! People will hang onto these beach promotional items for years, especially if they’re made from a soft material like cotton or terry velour.

2. Stylish Sunglasses

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What’s a day at the beach without a good pair of sunglasses? The trendier, the better! Skip the boring pairs, and instead splurge on something fashionable like browline sunglasses, mirrored aviators, or rainbow frames. These beach gifts are affordable and always good for outdoor events.

3. Portable Coolers

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Lemonade, soda, PB&J sandwiches, and fresh fruit are perfect for a day at the beach. Order a bunch of custom coolers and store all of these tasty summer foods inside. You can also load the coolers up with gift cards and other freebies and give them away as prizes in a raffle or game.

4. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

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No beach party is complete without a good soundtrack! Create a summer playlist with upbeat songs, and then blast it nice and loud from a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. If you need beach promotional items that will be used time and time again, you can’t go wrong giving these speakers out as prizes or free gifts.

5. Inflatable Beach Balls

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You don’t want everyone at your beach bash to just lay out on their towels and suntan. Or worse…end up falling asleep under their umbrella! Throw a few colorful beach balls into the crowd to keep the energy levels up.

6. Frisbees

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Some people like relaxing on the beach with a book, while others want to get up and play! Make it easier for those active folks by handing out Frisbees as beach promotional items. This is a must if you plan on having a lot of college students at your event. Pro tip: Everyone will go crazy over light-up Frisbees or ones that glow in the dark.

7. Neoprene Koozies

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Neoprene koozies will make it look like your drinks are ready to dive into the water and swim away! These waterproof sleeves keep your beverage chilly in the hot sun, while at the same time preventing your hands from getting wet. Choose a pretty color and print your logo front and center!

8. Bright Drink Tumblers

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Plastic drink tumblers are the perfect choice for beach promotional products since glass is often banned near open water. Look for tumblers that have a bright, trendy color. This drinkware will be used again and again, long after the beach party is over!

9. Sand Pails & Shovels

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Do you plan on having kids at your beach event? Maybe you just want to host an epic sandcastle building competition. If either of those sounds like you, make sure you have promotional sand pails and shovels. You can even fill these buckets up with little gifts and use them as favors! 

10. Flip Flops

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Beach sand can be ridiculously hot on your bare feet! That’s why flip flops are amazing beach promotional gifts. Try to find pairs that come with a mesh carrying bag and throw them in everyone’s swag bag to bring home after the event.

11. Lawn Chairs

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Your guests are going to need somewhere to sit! Why not set up a bunch of personalized lawn chairs in the sand? You can even rent them out as VIP areas to raise some extra money. These chairs will also be handy if you end up having a bonfire and s’mores later!

12. Sporty Visors

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You can’t set up an epic beach party all by yourself, so you likely have a few volunteers helping you out. Why not give them a breezy uniform to wear? Personalized visors shield their eyes from the sun and pair nicely with tank tops, shorts, and flip flops. Your volunteers will appreciate the extra sun protection, especially if the weather is scorching hot.

13. Nautical Beach Bags

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You want everyone to share pics from your summer event on social media. A great way to get those likes is with the best beach promotional items. Trendy beach bags should be at the top of your list, especially ones that have a nautical look. Think stripes, anchors, and braided handles!

14. Cozy Hammocks

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Hawaii, Florida, California, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and the Carolinas have palm trees on or near their beaches. Hang up a few custom hammocks to achieve that perfect lazy beach day vibe. Two words – nap time!   

15. Mini Sunscreen Bottles

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A 2020 study found that 64% of U.S. adults always or almost wear sunscreen when they are outside. It’s important that all skin types wear sunscreen, so have plenty of promotional bottles at your beach themed event. You can even put mini bottles in the favor bags.

16. Picnic Blankets

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You can’t lounge on the beach without something comfy to lay on! Classic plaid picnic blankets are a great choice. Look for blankets that have a plastic bottom as it’s easier to clean the sand off later. These beach promotional products can be used time and time again throughout the summer.

17. Hand Fans

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The states with the hottest summer weather include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas with an average temperature of 79.49°F. Whether you’re planning a beach party in one of these states or any of the others, it’s worth having mini fans that everyone can use to stay cool.

18. Lanterns

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Is your beach bash going all the way into the wee hours? Set up custom lanterns around the sand! This not only makes everyone safer, but it also makes elegant décor for your event. The lanterns may also keep the bugs away!

19. Tasty Snacks

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The food table is often the best part of any party! For this reason, snacks are excellent beach promotional items to have on hand. Throw pretzels, popcorn, candy, granola bars, and other dry snacks in baskets for everyone to grab, or sell these snacks on a concession cart. Ice cream is also a winner!

20. Insulated Water Bottles

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It’s very important that everyone at your beach party drinks enough water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heat stroke or exhaustion may cause muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and extreme cases even death. Put refillable water bottles inside of the welcome bags at your event, so everyone stays nice and hydrated.

Final Thoughts

You should feel all pumped up and ready for your summer party or event. These beach promotional items also make excellent wedding favors if you’re planning a ceremony near the waves.

Use these ideas as inspiration and be creative when it comes to how you use these products. Brainstorm and request samples before you settle on the right beach themed promotional products for you. No matter what you choose, just be sure to deck out your gifts with an eye-catching custom design. Now go have fun in the sun!

References

Practical Dermatology. (2020, May 6). 2020 RealSelf Sun Safety Report: Majority of Americans Don’t Use Sunscreen Daily. Retrieved from,  https://practicaldermatology.com/news/realself-sun-safety-report-majority-of-americans-dont-use-sunscreen-daily

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heat-Related Illness. Retrieved from, https://www.cdc.gov/pictureofamerica/pdfs/picture_of_america_heat-related_illness.pdf

Current Results. Summer Temperature Averages for Every State. Retrieved from, https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/US/average-state-temperatures-in-summer.php

About the author

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over four years of experience in the industry. She is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products and has had work published for the Promotional Products Association International and the Advertising Specialty Institute.