Beach season is well and truly here so why not check out the hottest items on offer from our top beach wear brands? Whether you are planning a holiday to exotic climes, spending a time away with your friends on the Mediterranean coast, or grabbing any opportunity you can to explore your local coastline, Hardcloud has plenty of products suitable for fun in the sun.

Most of you we are sure are familiar with a pair of boardshorts. These beach shorts, boardies, laybacks, volleys (what ever you choose to call them) are normally made from polyester which gives them their lightweight and quick drying qualities. Originally designed for surfers, a pair of boardshorts can be worn in or out of the water. Emerge from the water and, on a warm day, the shorts will dry in no time. They come in a range of guises: fixed waist, elasticated waist, half elasticated waist (these are called Jammers) and in a variety of lengths from full length (sitting just above the knee), to short length for those that prefer to expose their legs to a bit of sun. We stock a large range of boardshorts at Hardcloud; primarily for men but the women are not forgotten with a choice of shorts from brands such as Roxy, Rip Curl, Billabong and Animal.

Our top staff picks when it comes to boardies are as follows:
Billabong Pulse Boardshorts
and, for women:
Roxy Love Boardshorts

If you are off to the beach on a hot day then you should always remember to wear a rash vest. These tight fitting lycra t-shirts are actually designed for surfers to wear whilst in the water as they help to eliminate the irritation caused by abrasive salty water. These tight fitting tops also serve as a UV protective top, with most of them providing protection equivalent to factor 50. For men we have a variety of different styles; both short sleeve and long sleeve. For women, we have a range of different colours and patterns, with some designs matching back to other themes running through the swimwear ranges.

This eye-catching Rip Curl rashie matches the G Bomb swimwear and stand up paddle board range.

Rc Rash Vest

Pack all your essential beach accessories into a large beach bag. Check out the Roxy Printed Tropical Vibe beach bag in a vibrant print that teams with plenty of other accessories in the Roxy luggage and clothing range this summer.

Roxy Beach Bag

In order to dry yourself off after messing around in the water, you are going to need to take a towel to the beach. Pack your beach bag with a brightly coloured towel to mark your spot on the beach or by the pool. The majority of our towels are made from soft velour cotton and generally include a hanging loop so you can keep it hung on the back of a door to help it dry and keep.
Also available at hardcloud are a variety of changing towels, or poncho towels. These soft towels pop over your head to keep yourself covered whilst you are getting changed in or out of your beach gear. Some also have a handy pocket inside to store your wet costume or trunks in.

Tools Poncho

You can't make a trip to the beach with bare feet. Check out our vast range of beach footwear for the dudes and also the dudettes. Rock up in comfort in a pair of Reef flip flops or sandals. Reef make seriously comfy footwear; they have done for years. The Reef Fanning sandals are well worth investing in as they last for season after season (they've been road tested by the Hardcloud staff so we know what we are talking about) and come in a big choice of colours to suit all tastes.
If you prefer to keep it a bit more basic, then the Rip Curl Bob Cush flip flops are a good buy – with a wide footstrap they provide decent support across the top of the foot.

RC Flip Flops

And, don't worry girls, we've plenty of designs to cater for all manner of outfits. Why, you can have a different pair of flip flops to match every outfit. Roxy Napili flip flops are a neutral colour to match back to plenty of outfits and the glittery strap will add a touch of sparkle to your step.

Roxy Flip Flops