Beach Hacks, tips and tricks you need to know before heading to the beach!
Oh how I love the beach. The feeling of the sand between my toes, the gorgeous sunsets, the luxurious swims on hot summer days.
It can be the best place on this earth, but we do have to face the facts, the beach can be a little tricky to maneuver and you do have to make advance preparations before you go.
If you have kids, this can increase what you really need to bring to the beach ten fold. While my kids are a little older, I will never forget the overwhelming feeling of getting ready to have a peaceful time at the beach… it was actually downright difficult.
Today I want to share some of my favorite and most-pinned tips from across the world wide web. I promise they will make your trip to the beach a little easier and leave you with more time for fun!
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I can’t get over how fun this idea is for keeping your cooler nice and cool. Brit & Co. Shared how they actually fill water balloons with water and freeze them overnight. Not only do they keep your food and drinks nice and chilly, but after they melt you can have a water balloon fight. Now that my friends is twice the fun and would also look adorable at a summer party, too!
This is just plain smart. Princess Pinky Girl’s smart and easy way to save you from having to replace your mobile phone when it either get dropped in the ocean or gets sand in it. Cheaper than a waterproof case and you can still see your messages!
She Knows knows a thing or two about how to have some fun at the beach and save a few dollars here and there. Have you ever heard a woman saying she needs a mommy juice box? This is totally a mommy juice box. You can make this with vodka, lemons and a few other ingredients that you’ll find in the post. You can also make a non-alcoholic version for the kids and skip the capri suns all-together. My favorite thing is that you can freeze these guys for a delicious slushie or just to keep your other food and drinks cold. Score!
This one is so smart! Use a fitted sheet to create “sides” and limit the amount of sand that is kicked on to the sheet! Thanks to Reddit for showing us this great beach tip!
I love this Baby Beach Tent with Pool! Such a great way to keep your baby nearby, covered and entertained! Find it here – Baby Beach Tent and Pool.
Have you heard of the baby powder trick? I Heart Naptime shows us how to use baby powder to prevent sand sticking to your skin. This is one smart idea, especially for the little ones in your life. My babies hated having sand on them and this would have been such a blessing! I’d love to hear if any of you have tried it before and if it works.
Got a sunburn? These Homemade Aloe Ice Cubes from Masshole Mommy, will soothe that angry burn and hopefully provide some relief!
Passion for Savings gave us this simple tip about how she freezes water bottles to keep her cooler cool. This is a very similar concept to the balloons, but you’ll have some really nice, cool water to sip on throughout the day. One quick tip for you. When you freeze the bottles, I normally pour out a tiny bit and loosen the water bottle cap so the water has a little room to expand as it freezes.
This idea from In Lieu of Preschool is border line genius. Grab a CHEAP shower liner, dig a hole and make your own little “beach kiddie pool”, Grab one here – or go to the dollar store and just pitch it before you leave the beach!
Oh my goodness… this is so one of those why didn’t I think of that moments. Yesterday on Tuesday brings along a sharpie to the beach and marks when they apply sunscreen on the bottle. So super smart…. I never remember how long it has been and this has bitten us a few times and there is nothing worse than a sunburn while on vacation.
Adventures in Familyhood has a fantastic idea about how to keep your valuables safe while you are on the beach. When you finish a stick of deodorant. Empty it out and use the bottle for your money, keys and anything else you don’t want taken. I have a feeling that thieves really don’t take the time to steal a bottle of deodorant. Another hack that I am totally going to do!
Do you ever find your self wishing you had a selfie stick or a way to prop up your phone while on the beach? Smart School House shows us how to roll a towel to do just that. Another easy and super smart idea! Sometimes I really want to get a picture of something and my hands are so sandy. This and a timer work great!
Baton Rouge Moms has shared the smartest idea for keeping a baby happy on a sandy beach… a kiddie pool. For just a few dollars, you can keep your little one in one place, keep the sand away and quite possibly enjoy a few moments basking in the sun, reading a book, or just watching the waves roll in.
Do your kids dislike having sunscreen applied? You are not alone, I can promise you! Simply Stacie has shared some of the greatest ideas for keeping them calm and entertained while you make sure they are protected from the harmful rays of the sun. These are totally worth a good look!
The Country Chic Cottage has shared the cutest idea for how to preserve those beach memories after you come home. Just be sure to bring a bag or jar to collect your sand and shells. This would make for a gorgeous collection.
This DIY Outdoor Drink Holder from Modpodge Rocks is perfect for a picnic, beach pool
These are some great ideas for what to snack on while at the beach or on the boat. Second Chance to Dream Be sure to check out these ideas so you know what to pack in your cooler for your next excursion.
The Idea Room has this great idea to store your beach toys in a collapsable mesh bag. You can use the beach showers to rinse the whole bag down with the toys in it and leave the sand where it belongs…at the beach!
How about some fun beach vacation picture ideas to take while at the beach!
Are you going on a vacation to the beach, or just an outting – try recreating this super creative Beach Vacation Pictures! They are so much fun and take “family pictures” to a whole new level!! Best beach pictures ever!
Hilarious!! Found it here
I don’t know that I could ever get the spacing right, but I am totally going to try! (source unknown)
Now I just need to find someone who will let me bury them in the sand! Found here!
Sandwriting is one of my favorite pictures to take on a beach vacation! Check out some of these creative Sandwriting ideas from Mixbook!
Also from Mixbook – I love this idea for a beach picture frame photo! So many fun ideas – the possibilities are endless!
I loooove this one, but again, it would take me forever to get the spacing just right!! (source unknown)
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