11 Harry Potter Beach Accessories Every Muggle Needs, Even If You Can't Apparate To The Ocean
Summer may be winding down, and although there aren't any real Time-Turners to help you slow the passing of the season, there are plenty of Harry Potter beach accessories that can help make whatever time is left feel as magical as possible.
Ever since the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in 1998, my summers have been defined by the beloved fantasy franchise. For years, it was the season that gifted me (and Potterheads everywhere) a new book in the series, as well as an excuse to marathon-read all of the old ones. I still have vivid memories of laying on the beach, hardcover in hand, lost in a world of magic and wonder, while my siblings splashed in the water nearby, yelling at me to just "put the book down already." As if that were possible.
Now, 20 years after the publication of the first book and 11 years after the publication of the last, I still use summer to honor my obsession. July 31 is Harry Potter's birthday, after all, and what kind of fan would I be if I didn't celebrate? Every year, I try to attend at least one Harry Potter book event (of which there are many), marathon-watch the excellent film adaptations that gave us the perfect Hermione Granger, and yes, I still bring a Harry Potter book or two to the beach, because what is summer without a little dose of magic?
If you, like me, aren't over your Hogwarts obsession and never will be, then here are 13 Harry Potter-themed beach accessories every muggle needs. There may not be any new books coming out to read this summer, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little magic to your every day.
A Hogwarts House-themed towel for beach reading
A pouch to keep your belongings from getting sandy
A pair of pull-on Hogwarts shorts to wear over your bathingsuit
A baseball hat to keep the sun out of your eyes while you read
A Quidditch racerback tank top for sporty Potterheads
Are you the kind of muggle who likes to use their time at the beach to play a summer sport? Then make sure you toss on this Quidditch tank top before hitting the volleyball court.
A book sleeve to keep your current read protected
A tote bag to carry all your beach reads
A water bottle to keep you hydrated when you're up to no good
An umbrella to give you shade on the sunniest of days
If you've ever tried to read a book in the blinding sun, you know how challenging it can be. That's why this umbrella is the perfect accessory for the beach: it makes it easier to binge-read the Harry Potter series, no matter how little cloud cover there is.