A Guide to French-Inspired Beach Essentials for a Stylish Summer

Summer is nearly here—days are getting longer and hotter, and la plage is calling. Whether you're planning a trip to Biarritz or hitting the sandy shores closer to home, being well-prepared is essential. We’ve got you covered (literally) with our top picks for the best of the best French products to elevate your beach experience to new levels of chic. From stylish accessories to practical tools, here's what we can't live without:


Beach scene of barbecue and box of Maison Pechavy fire starters


1. Celadon Maison Pechavy Firestarters

Make beach bonfires with ease using the natural firestarters from Maison Pechavy, expertly handmade in France. These firestarters are not only functional but also add a touch of elegance to your beachside gatherings. With their unique blend of design and functionality, you can effortlessly ignite the flames and create a warm and cozy ambiance as the sun sets.




2. French Dry Goods Ocean Blue Scarf

Stay cool and stylish with our handwoven linen scarf in a stunning light blue and white weave. This versatile accessory not only offers protection from the sun but also adds a touch of sophistication to your beach attire. Wrap it around your shoulders for a chic look or use it as a sarong for a relaxed and effortless vibe. The French Dry Goods limited edition ocean blue scarf is the epitome of timeless elegance.



3. Aqua Blue Net Bag

Stay organized in style with the aptly-named aqua blue net bag from Filt France, meticulously handmade in Normandy. This lightweight and durable bag is perfect for carrying your beach essentials, such as towels, sunscreen, and a good book. Its breathable design allows sand to effortlessly sift through, ensuring you leave the beach with nothing but fond memories and not a grain of sand in sight.



4. Monoï Soap

Indulge in the tropical vibes all summer long with our Monoi hand and body soap, crafted with the finest ingredients in Provence. This luxurious soap not only cleanses and nourishes your skin but also leaves behind a lingering scent reminiscent of exotic flowers and warm ocean breezes. Let the essence of the French Riviera transport you to a paradise-like state as you enjoy the sun and surf.



5. French Oyster Shucker

Finish off your beach day in true French fashion with a dozen oysters and our incredible French oyster shucker, meticulously made in Thiers, France. Designed with precision and expertise, this oyster shucker allows you to effortlessly crack open these delicacies and savor the flavors of the sea. Bring a touch of sophistication to your beachside picnic and enjoy a taste of coastal France with every bite.


Elevate your beach experience with these carefully selected French beach essentials. At French Dry Goods, we believe that luxury and practicality can go hand in hand. Explore our collection of curated products and shop for the perfect additions to your summer beach getaway. With our handpicked selection, you can embrace the elegance and charm of the French coast wherever you go.


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