Those of us who weathered the long winter know that it's never too early to start planning for the beach. In fact, we rarely (if ever) stop fantasizing about sandy weekend escapes — and, fortunately for all of us, those dreams are closer to coming true every day. Because planning ahead for fun in the sun is the best way to take our minds off the wait, we've pulled 30 of the best, affordable beach essentials you can scoop up right now. Each ringing up at just $25 or less, these guilt-free buys are guaranteed to shore up your excitement for the summer ahead.
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