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Erika Owen
July 28, 2015

August is almost here—that means there's only a few weeks left of prime beach time. While there are a few essentials for your beach bag—sunscreen (!), a good read, towel, sunglasses, wine—there's one thing that can take your sandy getaway to the next level: the perfect playlist.

We've pulled together a list of beach-worthy tunes for all of your oceanside activities. All of the followings songs, from classics like the Beach Boys to new-age sounds from Wild Nothing, have some sort of connection to the beach, whether it lie in the lyrics or the vibe of the entire arrangement. Listen up:

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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