17 Beach Hacks That’ll Totally Change the Way You’re Beachin’ It This Summer
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These beach hacks make a day in the sand even better!
These beach hacks will help you have the most epic beach day ever!
Are you one of the millions of people who will be hitting the beach this summer? If so, then you need these life-changing beach hacks and tips to make your next trip a total breeze!
1. Protect your phone from water and sand.
Hip Tip: Can’t wait for the $7 waterproof case to arrive via Prime shipping? Take your phone in a plastic sandwich bag. It’s not 100% waterproof, but it’s close to free and will at least keep the sand away!
2. Get rid of sand with baby powder. It’s one of the best beach hacks!
Use baby powder on your hands and body to help dry up sand. Then brush off any sand that’s stuck to your skin. It’s one of the best beach hacks!
3. Use an umbrella hook to hang wet towels and bags.
Avoid sandy towels and beach bags by using an umbrella hook. This beach hack keeps your belongings sand-free, which means less sand is tracked into the car too. 😂
Hip Tip: For faster drying towels, ditch the cotton and use a lightweight microfiber towel instead.
4. Don’t sit on a damp towel, use a waterproof mat instead.
There’s not much worse than a soaked and sandy towel. Here’s why we love this polyester beach mat:
- It’s waterproof.
- It comes with stakes to stay in place.
- It’s lightweight.
- It fits in your pocket. 😱
- It comes in 5 colors.
5. Freeze drinks and grapes to keep food cold.
By freezing drinks (and even snacks like grapes), your food and drinks will keep their chill for much longer without taking up more space.
6. Keep drinks and phones sand-free.
These handy, stackable cup holders can also double as a phone, drink, or sunglasses holder.
7. Beat the heat with homemade slushies.
8. Create a sand-free zone with a fitted sheet.
All you need for this hack is a cheap fitted sheet and some stuff to support each corner (think coolers, bags, shoes, and more).
Hip Tip: Don’t get windswept! Fill plastic bags with sand to make DIY weights for your towel or mat.
9. Disguise your valuables in snack containers.
Place small items like keys, money, and jewelry inside of a food container so people won’t see them. Just don’t make the snack too tempting. 😉
Hip Tip: If you really want to fool people, wrap your small valuables in a diaper. 😆 They’ll definitely leave it alone.
10. Save space in your beach bag with collapsible items.
Lugging heavy or bulky items can make your beach trip a hassle. Save space by bringing foldable or collapsible items like these beach buckets.
Hip Tip: Fill one of your buckets with water and use it as a hand-washing station for sandy hands.
11. Easily tote plastic bags for wet clothes and towels.
Fill an empty wipes container with plastic grocery bags or trash bags. This keeps bags from blowing away. Then, when you leave the beach, fill the bags with your wet clothing and towels to prevent a mess in your car.
12. Want sunkissed hair? Save at the salon and grab a lemon.
Squeezing lemon juice in your hair before going into the sun will supposedly give you some pretty amazing natural highlights. Consult with an experienced hairstylist beforehand – just to be sure.
13. Soak up some shade with a beach tent.
14. Bring a makeshift pool for smaller kids.
Make a hole in the sand, then fill this pop-up pool with ocean water using the collapsible bucket (included). There’s even a tote bag for when you’re ready to leave! This kept my daughter busy for hours while our older kids played in the ocean!
Hip Tip: Try doing the same thing with a cheap shower curtain, small tarp, or trash bag.
15. Use frozen aloe vera cubes to treat your sunburn.
Did you come home with a pretty gnarly sunburn? Squirt some aloe vera in an ice cube tray, freeze it, then rub the cubes on your skin to soothe.
Hip Tip: You can also make (and apply) this super soothing whipped aloe vera cream!
16. A mesh bag leaves the beach at the beach!
Don’t bring the beach home with you. If you carry beach supplies in a mesh bottom bag, the water and some sand will fall out as you walk to the car. Use any mesh laundry bag or try this oversized mesh beach bag.