To help out those of you who won't be purposely damaging iPhones at the beach as an excuse to buy the much-anticipated iPhone 5 later this year, we've compiled a list of iPhone cases, accessories and even apps that will let you have a beach day free of worry.

Summer is officially here, there's no reason why you can't go to the beach without worry of damaging your beloved gadgets or getting the most out of the outdoor experience with a little help from your little technological friends.

Flip through the slideshow below to check them out, then tell us: Which of these items would you buy for your iPhone? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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  • Coppertone MyUVAlert App

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Coppertone MyUVAlert</a> is a <a href="" target="_hplink">free</a> app that will <a href="" target="_hplink">help</a> you avoid getting sunburnt by featuring UV index and weather forecasts and sun protection tips. In addition, the app <a href="" target="_hplink">will remind you</a> when to reapply sunblock so you don't forget and you don't get burnt.

  • iOttie Waterproof Film Case

    For about $20, you can purchase this <a href="" target="_hplink">reportedly waterproof, dirt-proof, and dust-proof iPhone skin</a> and not have to worry about your device getting damaged or being too bulky to carry around comfortably.

  • Liquipel Waterproof Coating

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Liquipel</a> offers <a href="" target="_hplink">a waterproof "nano coating"</a> that only takes <a href="" target="_hplink">about 45 minutes to apply</a> and will permanently bond to your device so it'll be waterproof -- no case required. If you're interested, check out whether your device is <a href="" target="_hplink">approved to be "Liquipelled"</a> and get ready to <a href="" target="_hplink">shell out about $59</a> for the service.

  • Keystone ECO MarineCase

    If you plan on going for a dive with your iPhone in hand, you'll probably need something more like <a href="" target="_hplink">Concord Keystone's Keystone ECO MarineCase</a>. <a href="" target="_hplink">As The Hollywood Reporter points out</a>, the company <a href="" target="_hplink">claims</a> its Keystone ECO MarineCase will keep an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s dry and functional in water up to 20 feet deep. In addition, it will protect your device from <a href="" target="_hplink">snow, rain, dust and sand</a>.

  • Floatable/Wearable iPhone Case

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Aquapac</a> offers a very convenient case that works with most smaller phones, including the iPhone. For £30.00 (or approximately $48), you can <a href="" target="_hplink">purchase</a> a waterproof, dust-proof, dirt-proof and sand-proof iPhone case that floats in water and can be worn right on your arm so you don't lose it.

  • All Of The Above iPhone Case

    Grace Digital Audio's <a href="" target="_hplink">Eco Extreme speaker case</a> is about $50 and works with any type of mp3 player or cell phone, including the iPhone. While it is <a href="" target="_hplink">pretty huge</a> (7.5 inches tall, 4.5 inches wide, and 2.5 inches thick), apparently, it offers nearly everything you'd need at the beach: 30 hours of speaker battery life, floatability and resistance to both shock and water.

  • iMetal App

    The iOS app <a href="" target="_hplink">iMetal</a> transforms your phone into a working metal detector for <a href="" target="_hplink">just $0.99</a>. According to the app's <a href="" target="_hplink">iTunes page</a>, iMetal uses the iPhone's built in compass to measure changes that occur when a metal object is disrupting the magnetic field around you. Check out a review of the app to the left.

  • Solar iPhone Charger

    The <a href="" target="_hplink">SoL</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">Hybrid Power Pack</a> works with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch and is essentially a case with a large internal battery and external solar panel that can be charged using sunlight or indoor light. If you're willing to drop <a href="" target="_hplink">$99.95</a> on the case, you'll be able to charge your iPhone without having to worry about finding an outlet.

  • iPhone Beach Towel

    Not only is <a href="" target="_hplink">hi-Sun's beach towel</a> a...well, beach towel, but it's apparently also a backpack, an inflatable pillow, and iPhone-compatible speakers. If you're more of a tanner than a swimmer, this product, available for € 59.99 or about $79 <a href="" target="_hplink">on hi-Sun's website</a>, might be perfect for you.