Are you heading to the beach this summer? It’s one of our favorite places to go. The difference between a great beach day and a not-so-great beach day is being prepared. That’s why we have rounded up the BEST beach hacks for you.
These hacks take those little beach problems and find solutions for them! You’re going to love these creative ideas. Be sure to click on the link and go to each site – they all have TONS more fantastic ideas!
The BEST Beach Hacks
Keep your food cold with these ice packs made from balloons. The great thing about balloons is that once they melt, you can have a water balloon fight.
Using baby powder helps get the sand off your skin so you don’t track it all into the car.
A beach scavenger hunt is a fun and simple way to keep the kids busy. Free printable at this site.
Of course, everyone is packing sunscreen for the beach, but even if you apply and reapply it well, sometimes you still get a bit of a burn. These cubes will help cool it down and soothe it at the same time.
Use a clean Pringles can or another food container as a safe for hiding your keys and money while at the beach. Other great ideas include: a cleaned out sunscreen container, lip balm container (obviously for cash only), or even a diaper – clean, but rolled up as if dirty so no one will touch it.
You can write your reminders right on the sunscreen bottle so you never forget to reapply. Or set alarms on your phone.
Make a checklist and then use it again and again each time you go to the beach. Never forget anything again!
A mesh bag is a great way to haul sand toys to and from the beach. Give it a good shake before putting it in the car and most of the sand will simply fall through the holes.
You can buy special waterproof bags for your phone but this is an inexpensive hack.
Set up a fitted sheet on the sand. We like to use our coolers or other items in each corner to weigh it down. This gives you a nice clean area for the kids to play or the baby to have a nap. Bring along a beach tent with sun protection built in for another option.
You don’t want to pay those super high beach prices, but don’t want to put a lot of time and energy into cooking either? These ideas are perfect for simple beach picnic fare.