New beach gadgets to give you a hand this summer

In this Aug. 6, 2008 file photo, a beach badge checker sits under an umbrella next to a deserted beach in Mantoloking, N.J. Some Jersey shore beach towns have plenty of ways to keep outsiders off their sand: Limit on-street parking, prohibit food and drink, and have no public bathrooms. One town literally walls off the public from much of the ocean with a protective stone seawall, and offers virtually no parking for miles along it. Beach access has become a long drawn-out court battle in many coastal states. And now in New Jersey, the state Department of Environmental Protection is bowing to complaints from some local governments and private property owners that state access rules are too strict. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

Jasmine Song, special to

WASHINGTON — As the countdown to summer continues, avid beach goers can now get their hands on a variety of new gadgets just in time for summer vacation.

When facing the age-old dilemma of how to apply sunscreen on your back, you can either awkwardly ask your neighbor for assistance or use My Cabana Boy. This device helps apply sunscreen in tough-to-reach areas and operates using any spray lotion bottle.

There is also the BeachBUB, which acts as a supportive base for anchoring a beach umbrella to the ground. The BeachBUB is portable and withstands wind speeds of up to 42 mph.

Another gadget that you can make use of this summer is The Beach Glass. This outdoor drinkware is durable, reusable and has a pointed stem that can be placed in the sand for support. The glass also floats.

All of these beach gadgets cost less than $20.

See video below: How to use My Cabana Boy

How To Use from My Cabana Boy on Vimeo.

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