I'm Christopher, one of the co-founders of GoBeachy. For as long as I can remember, I have loved the sand and sea. When I think back on my favorite memories with friends and family, I can’t help but notice how much of my life has been shaped by my time at the beach. When my wife, Lex, and I were first dating, for instance, we took a few well-deserved days off from work and made a getaway to the Jersey shore. We enjoyed many magical moments swimming in the water; strolling on the beach; and enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the boardwalk. Looking back, things are crystal clear: it was the beginning of our future together.
Now, with several children of our own, we love to watch the magic of the beach come alive within our young family. Whether we are taking a day trip to Stone Harbor, planning an outing with extended family to Cape Cod, or dreaming about a spring break holiday to a tropical island, we are always thinking about the many memories we’ll get to bring home with us after our vacations end.
Before GoBeachy, Lex and I always found ourselves wishing for a way to stay in those moments – a way to keep a piece of the beach with us wherever we went, so we could travel back to that happy place, at least in our minds, whenever life turned cold, dark, and gray. One July evening, over a bottle of wine at a friend’s house, the idea for GoBeachy was born: why not develop an affordable, inclusive, and unique line of beachy keepsakes to keep friends and family connected, even when they’re far from the sun, sand, and sea?
In 2019, we finally seized the opportunity to quit our day jobs, break out the flip flops, and dive deep into beach-inspired jewelry design. By far, it was the best professional decision of our lives.
I am so grateful that you are here with us on this journey. If you love the beach too, you know just how special memories made there with family and friends can be. Lex and I are excited to share our unique line of beach-inspired keepsakes with you, and we hope you will share our jewelry with those you love, too!