Must-have 'Star Wars' Beach Gear

Star Wars Day is here, so share your Jedi or Empire allegiance on your island vacation.

National Superhero Day and the release of Avengers: Endgame have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's back to the traditional beach gear. Saturday, May 4, is upon us, but the more devout science-fiction fans know it better as Star Wars Day.

In honor of this beloved pop culture institution, we've picked our favorite Star Wars beach and pool gear for your next island vacation or filming location trip. From cooler bags to pool floats, this gear screams, "May the 4th be with you," but we know it's really going to be in your travel bags all year round.

Star Wars Han Solo Carbonite Beach Towel

Star Wars Han Solo Carbonite Beach Towel
We do not recommend bringing this towel to the Great Pit of Carkoon.Amazon

What better way to dry off after a cool dip in the ocean or pool than with this glorious reminder of Han Solo's coldest moment? However, if you're traveling as a couple you should consider matching "I love you" and "I know" towels.

Jay Franco Star Wars Millennium Falcon Kids Hooded Towel

Jay Franco Star Wars Millennium Falcon Kids Hooded Towel
No running or trying to do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs by a swimming pool.Amazon

There are many Star Wars towels available for your little Jedis, but the classic look of this hooded Millennium Falcon towel is as cool as Lando. It also pairs well with our next piece of gear…

SwimWays Star Wars Millennium Falcon Ride-on Float

SwimWays Star Wars Millennium Falcon Ride-on Float
Try not to lose this pool float in a game of sabaac.Amazon

It's pretty easy to picture yourself lounging in a pool with this fantastic inflatable Millennium Falcon, while you're sipping on a Fuzzy Tauntaun.

Star Wars X-Fighter Rider

Star Wars X-Fighter Rider
This is way more fun and relaxing than flying in the battle of Yavin.Amazon

When you're taking the whole Red Squadron on vacation, you need to bring along the proper X-wing pool float to keep everyone occupied.

Star Wars Boys' Stormtrooper Two-piece Swim Set

Star Wars Boys' Stormtrooper Two-piece Swim Set
Helmet not included.Amazon

Dressing as an actual stormtrooper would probably be a poor choice for the beach. This boys' two-piece swimsuit will keep your little bucketheads safe from the sun, but not from the Jedi mind trick.

Star Wars R2-D2 Swimsuit for Girls

Star Wars R2-D2 Swimsuit for Girls
This is the droid swimsuit you’re looking for.Amazon

While it won't store any holographic recordings from a princess or general, this girls' R2-D2 swimsuit is perfect for any young beachbound sidekick.

SwimWays Star Wars BB-8 Goggles

SwimWays Star Wars BB-8 Goggles
Always wear goggles when operating your inflatable X-wing.Amazon

Keeping your child's eyes protected is crucial, at the beach or pool, and the SwimWays Star Wars BB-8 Goggles will do just that while paying tribute to everyone's favorite little round droid.

Crocs Kids' Star Wars X-wing Light-up Clog

Crocs Kids' Star Wars X-wing Light-up Clog
Protect your feet and the galaxy.Amazon

If you're staying local, flying to an island halfway around the world or even hiding out on Tatooine, you'll need beach-appropriate footwear that will keep your child's feet safe from the blazing sand. Footwear doesn't get much cooler than Crocs X-wing Light-up clogs.

Star Wars Kids Arm Floaties

Star Wars Kids Arm Floaties
The battle for a galaxy, set on your child’s arms.Amazon

Safety first, whether you're at a resort pool or facing off against Kylo Ren. Star Wars kids arm floaties are compact and easy to blow up. Basically, they're the opposite of the Death Star.

Disney Star Wars Officially Licensed Adult Fleece Robes

Disney Star Wars Officially Licensed Adult - Men's and Women's - Fleece Robes
If only Han had a robe like this on Hoth.Amazon

Mom and dad deserve all the comfort in the world, and this fleece Chewbacca robe looks like it's comfortable enough to wear poolside or after a visit to the spa. Just don't wear it to the Mos Eisley cantina, because bounty hunters might be looking for a wookie.

Chewbacca Can Cooler

Chewbacca Can Cooler
Not made from actual Wookie hair.Amazon

If you get the Chewbacca robe then you might as well pair it with the Chewbacca can cooler.

Skater Star Wars Cooler Canvas Tote Bag

Skater Cooler Canvas Tote Bag Star Wars
When the cantina is too far away, even scruffy-looking nerf herders need to remain hydrated.Amazon

No trip to the beach is complete without a bag full of cold beverages, so kill two porgs with one stone and load your favorite drinks into this Star Wars canvas cooler bag.