Our pick of beach cover-ups for all budgets

Beach and poolside style is about more than just the swimwear – the best beach cover-ups can have you looking super chic while also being prepared for the (hopefully) hot weather and potential of getting wet in the sea or pool.

Where once we might have slung on a baggy T-shirt or sarong to keep ourselves covered on the beach, there are so many choices on the high street nowadays – from jumpsuits and playsuits, to kaftans and loose flowy trousers. But even if you’re still in favour of a stylish sarong (we know we are), they’ve had a major upgrade over the years so the variety has never been better.

Whether it’s a sun behind the clouds moment, a spontaneous walk along the promenade, or something to throw on as you head to the beach bar, any one of these fabulous finds will have you covered (pun well and truly intended).

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The best beach cover-ups

Zara beach dress

Linen tunic dress, £45.99, ZARA

sainsburys beach trousers

Monochrome Spot Cover Up Trousers, £14, TU at Sainsbury’s

H&M sarong

Short sarong, £5.99, H&M

mint velvet sarong

Black Lace Mini Beach Dress, £59, Mint Velvet

bravissimo jumpsuit

Beach jumpsuit, £45, Bravissimo

accessorize kaftan

Heatwave tile maxi chiffon kimono multi, £45, Accessorize

lemlem sarong

Neela fringed cotton-blend jacquard pareo, £175, Lemlem, Net-A-Porter

M&S beach dress

Mini Tiered Beach Dress, £15, M&S

Zara sarong

Printed sarong skirt, £29.99, ZARA

H&M beach dress

Puff-sleeved beach dress, £24.99, H&M

Mint velvet sarong

Della Tie Dye Sarong Scarf, £39, Mint Velvet

New look playsuit

Red Jersey Bandeau Playsuit, £9.99, New Look

White stuff skirt

Hailey skirt, £40, White Stuff

hush beach dress

Cate Broderie Cover Up, £75, Hush

Sea Folly kaftan

Seafolly oversized tasseled cotton-gauze coverup, £26 (was £44), The Outnet

Free People beach skirt

Poolside Fauxchet Sweater Midi Skirt, £58, Free People

Aspiga beach dress

Guadalupe Short Tunic, £75, Aspiga

Joules beach shorts

Catelynn Shorts Cover Up, £24.95, Joules

Asos beach shirt

Beach shirt co ord in rust glitter, £30, ASOS

Ted Baker sarong

Ted Baker Solia sunburst leaf-pattern cotton sarong, £50, Selfridges

Free people jumpsuit

Sunday Stroll Jumper, £68, Free People

Monsoon wrap skirt

Wrap wave print midi skirt blue, £45, Monsoon

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