8 Ways to Keep Your Valuables Safe at the Beach

It can be tricky to keep your wallet and other valuables safe when you're at the beach. It's all good when you're lounging on the sand, but what do you do with your phone, cash and other valuables when you head into the water? These products will help you stash your stuff safely.

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    The Safego Portable Travel Lock Box provides a convenient, affordable place to stash your stuff when it's time to head into the water. You can use this durable lock box anywhere. Just toss your wallet, cash, keys, phone, camera, sunglasses, and other belongings inside and attach the Safego to a secure fixture (such as a fence, bench, or lounge chair) with the attached flexible steel cable. 7 x 4 x 7.5 inches.

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    Need something a bit bigger? The AquaVault Portable Outdoor Safe can attach to fixed objects such as a beach chair, park bench, stroller, or bike rail and keeps your must-have belongings safe while you are swimming at the beach, pool, or water park. 9.4 x 5.4 x 6.5 inches.

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    Though too small to hold a smartphone, this compact portable mini safe holds keys, cash, jewelry and other personal items. There's a three-digit combination lock for convenience, and a six-inch cable lanyard loops back locking bar to attach mini safe to a fixed object. 7.9 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches.

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    Another option is to bury your valuables underground. The Beach Vault is a plastic container shaped like an oversized screw that can hold your belongings. Twist the Beach Vault into the sand and cover it up with your towel, and nobody will be the wiser.

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    The big advantage of the drawstring-style PacSafe TravelSafe is that it folds flat for easy packing. Like other portable safes, you can store your valuables inside and secure to a stationary item.

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    If you've got just a few valuables (phone, credit cards, and cash), you can keep them safe when you go into the water. Instead of hiding valuables in a bag and hoping for the best, consider wearing a small, waterproof, floatable dry case on a lanyard. 

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    Beachmate: Essential Family Beach Vacation Gear
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     The ingenious Beachmate is billed as "the essential family beach bag,"  a customizable, all-in-one portable system that includes your beach toys, snacks, gear and more. The lined tote bag looks like a toy bin and has several small compartments for your essentials.

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    Finally, consider hiding your valuables in plain sight. Masquerading as an innocuous bottle of sunscreen, TanSafe is actually an empty cache where you can stow your stuff. Leave it on your towel and nobody will think twice. 6.7 x 2.9 x 1.7 inches.