Safety is key, whether you're having a picnic or going for a dip.

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While summer might be feeling a little different this year, it doesn't mean you still can't go out and enjoy the great outdoors—heck, even mental health professionals recommend (safely) getting fresh air every now and then.

But before you throw caution to the wind, it's a good idea to purchase a few items that will help you socially distance with ease, whether you're having a picnic at the park or going for a swim at the beach. From beach tents to collapsible water bottles, scroll below to see the full list.


Whether you're at the park or beach, one of the simplest ways to keep your distance from others is to bring and lay on a giant blanket. Go for this picnic blanket that can easily be folded into a mini purse. 

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When you want to hang out with loved ones but also want to stay six feet apart, opt for this swingball game. Unlike in regular tennis, you won't have to touch the ball much, and movement between players is kept to a minimum.

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If a towel isn't enough protection for you, purchase this beach tent to keep you safe. It can fit a family of three or four, and is water-resistant and wind-proof.

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Just because you'll be outdoors doesn't mean you shouldn't wear a mask. If you're looking for a comfortable (and stylish) one to wear, order this assortment of face masks made from 100% cotton. 

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If you prefer to limit your time going to a public bathroom, it might be a good idea to bring hand sanitizer with you. Consider buying this one-step spray from Touchland. With eight different scents to choose from, there's bound to be a scent that resonates with you.

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Rather than using takeout utensils, bring your own from home to keep you safe (and help the environment). This bamboo cutlery set from UPTRUST not only comes with two forks, spoons, and knives, but also two metal straws, two pipe cleaners, and two carrying cases to keep the utensils safe and clean.

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Forgo plastic water bottles and opt for a sustainable, reusable bottle instead. This container from STOJO is perfect for outdoor adventures because the minute you're done drinking, you can collapse it and put it inside your bag.

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Whoever says you can't socially distance in water has clearly never seen this mermaid pool float. With a beautiful long tail, this float is perfect to relax in without having to stress about being too close to strangers at the beach.

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Even if you're keeping your distance from friends, it can be tough to share items without touching. If you want to be extra cautious, buy this grabber tool so you can safely share items with your pals with ease. 

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If you normally prefer to shower or rinse off at the beach, then you may want to consider buying a shower bag, like this one from KIPIDA. Because it's solar-powered, it can heat up the water to 113°F when it's been exposed to direct sunlight for three hours. Plus, it can carry up to five gallons of water and it's completely leak-proof.

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