Don't soak up the sun without them! 

By Southern Living Editors
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Break out the shades and swimsuits! It's time for a little fun in the sun. But, before you start slathering on that sunscreen, check out these five cool must-haves for the beach under $30.

Say sayonara to sand in your cocktail with these nifty beach cup holders. Just stick them right next to your spot in the sun – without the worry of adding crunchies to your cola. Pick up this colorful, neon 4-pack for just $25.

This solar-powered portable charger by Dizaul proves that there's more than one way to soak up rays at the beach. Keep your phone powered up longer while maintaining your tan for only $24.

Upgrade your go-to beach blanket with this handy sand-proof product by Streamline. Not only does this fabulous fabric deflect sand, but it's also fast-drying and remains cool to the touch in the scorching sun. Get it while it's (not) hot for just 26 bucks.

The sand-free love continues with OontZ's water resistant and sand-proof Bluetooth speaker. Crank up the tunes at your beach party without wrecking your tech. Want to know the best part? It's only $25.

Who needs friends when you have a sunscreen applicator? Have your own back with this cool tool from My Cabana Boy that spreads SPF to those hard-reaching areas. It conveniently fits most standard spray cans and costs only 14 bucks. Now you're ready to head off to the Gulf Coast for some quality summer fun!