By Ariel Shearer

A sustainably minded gift guide for the beach-lover in your life.

seagrass straw hat

Seagrass straw and a salvaged-velvet band star in Yellow 108’s Benny Seagrass fedora. $135.


One percent of profits from Bower’s Econyl White Horse one-piece goes to the Healthy Seas Initiative. $196.

beach bat set

The Leblon Beach bat set by Frescobol Carioca is artisan-made from repurposed wood. $310.


For each purchase of Darya sunglasses, ethical eyewear specialist Pala donates to eye care projects in Africa. $94.

tote bag

Families in Nannacay founder Marcia Kemp’s training programs in Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil handcraft the brand’s pieces, including the Bianca tote. $165.

swim shorts

Sunseeker swim shorts by Ché Studios are made with Econyl regenerated nylon yarn. $106.


The Root Collective partners with independent workshops in Guatemala to produce ethically made footwear, such as the Molly sandal. From $108.

Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo
The Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo. (Getty Images)

Where to take it: On track to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country, Costa Rica
is a longtime international sustainability leader. Beachgoers at the 181-room Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo on the country’s north Pacific coast can soak in the lazy days and ocean adventures with an on-site surf school. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 spa or golf credit.


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