Picnic & Beach Accessories

Must-Haves for an Outdoor Picnic or Beach Day

In warm weather, nothing beats being outside enjoying the sun and fresh air. Crate and Barrel has a unique collection of picnic and beach goods that enhance your outdoor entertaining and fun. Whether you're looking for our popular table-in-a-bag that creates an instant dining surface at the beach or outdoor concert venue, or items that make it easy to pack and transport your tasty creations to your favorite open-air spot, you'll find something to love. Learn more about our picnic and beach accessories.

Outdoor Dinnerware: Materials

When it comes to eating al fresco on a picnic or at the beach, durable dinnerware and serving pieces are a must. We have dinner and salad plates, bowls, and serving options made from a variety of materials that are designed to be packed and taken to your favorite spot in the great outdoors, including:

  • Melamine—Melamine is a terrific choice for dining outside. It's lightweight and safer than glass when transporting to and from your kitchen to the outdoor picnic or gathering. This durable plastic is BPA-free and can withstand repeated use. We have a wide array of picnic supplies and outdoor entertaining items made from this popular material. Select from dinner and salad plates and bowls. We also have serving platters that are great to bring to the family reunion in the park.
  • Acrylic—Acrylic is another terrific material for outdoor use. With the clarity of glass and weight, safety and durability of plastic, this BPA-free plastic adds a sense of grace to picnics and other outdoor gatherings. Our acrylic collection includes tumblers and coolers, stemless and stemmed wine glasses, and specialty items, such as acrylic margarita glasses and pint beer glasses. We also have serving pieces in this see-through material, including acrylic salad bowls, salad servers, pitchers and drink dispensers.
  • Galvanized Metal—Galvanized metal is another popular material for outdoor serving items because it is resistant to rust and won't break. If you are looking for serving trays, flatware or condiment caddies, consider trying one of our galvanized metal options.
  • Flatware—Our picnic flatware is sturdy and reusable. Choose from 3-piece sets made up of a fork, spoon and knife that are compact and convenient to carry.

Food Storage

Transporting food and beverages is a necessity when it comes to a day at the park or at the beach. A good cooler not only makes it easier to pack up and move food from kitchen to car to park, but it can also keep things chilled until you're ready to enjoy them. A cooler is also an excellent option for keeping your favorite beverages on ice and ready to drink while enjoying a conversation with friends or an outdoor activity. We have coolers in various sizes to keep a six-pack cool and large for numerous bottles and cans. Picnic baskets are a traditional way to carry food and we carry a selection of options woven from natural materials. We have options that are unequipped so you can pack it with the items you want. We also have other picnic accessories, including a tote outfitted with all the necessities that's ready to use.

Don't overlook our selection of reusable storage containers that make it easy to take your favorite foods to the beach or on a picnic. Choose from options made of glass or plastic with tight fitting lids that prevent leakage. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes so you're sure to find one that meets your needs.


  • Yard Games—No picnic is complete without something to play. We have exclusively designed, classic outdoor games that add an element of playful competition to outside activities. Select from bocce, croquet, horseshoes and scoop ball. Each set is crafted with attention to detail and provides hours of enjoyment.

Shop our selection of picnic and beach accessories and increase your enjoyment of entertaining and playing outdoors.

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