10 Best Life Hacks for your Day at the Beach
Avoid getting worked up over the prospect of a day at the beach with the kids. Check out these 10 beach day hacks to make the most of your time there.
Day trips to the beach are a fun activity to enjoy during the warm summer months. However, it can be a hassle to deal with the heat, the people, and all the stuff you need to bring along. Here are 10 easy ways to make your beach day less hectic and more enjoyable this summer with your loved ones. In order to make the most of your day at the beach, here are the top ten beach hacks.
Maintain a Sand-Resistant Attitude
If there’s no sand, then it’s not a beach, right? All of a sudden, sand is in every crevice! As is customary after a trip to the beach, I have been discovering sand where it doesn’t belong.
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If you’re struggling to remove sand from your skin because it’s wet and sandy, try dusting some baby powder on the area. We put it to the test, and it passed with flying colours.
You Should Be Lugging Around Actual Stuff, Not Sand
Take advantage of the holes in a pop-up hamper or laundry basket to prevent sand and water from accumulating on your beach gear. As an added bonus, if your beach has a shower head for washing your feet, you can use it to clean off your beach equipment. There’s no need to pack up half the beach along with your belongings; you can leave the sand behind. At the dollar store, I purchased a basket and some bungee cords to serve as straps.
The Third Barrier: A Fitted Sheet
It’s not uncommon for sand to be kicked up onto your blanket and into your lap at the beach, either by the wind (have you ever been to Aruba?) or by your children and other beachgoers. Try substituting a flat sheet for a beach towel. The sheet can be held in place by placing heavy objects at its corners. Then you can raise the area you’ve covered by turning up the fitted ends. In this way, a lot of the sandy mess can be avoided.
Maintaining vigilance over your loved ones and possessions is a primary concern on any beach day. Leave as much as you can in your car or at home, but it’s always helpful to have a few things on you just in case.
In the event of a rainstorm, you’ll have dry protection
You can conceal your money, identification documents, and jewellery in an empty container. A suntan lotion container is what the web will tell you to use, but I’ve never seen one with a wide enough opening to put and remove things. My preference would be for a deodorant that doesn’t contain any active ingredients. Have a baby who still uses diapers? Put your valuables in a rolled up diaper. Do not, under any circumstances, discard it.
Pack Electronics in Discreet Cases
Not only do you want to keep your belongings safe from thieves, but also from the elements. Using ziplock bags, you can keep your electronics safe from the sand and water. Touchscreens should function normally even while using the bags. Snacks and ready-to-drink slushies are perfect for Ziplocs. Also, you can use them to keep your wet and dry beach gear in different compartments of your bag.
Take off with Sixth-Something and Fly
The monotony of the beachscape is one of the most annoying aspects of visiting any public beach. Umbrellas, chairs, and blankets of every hue can be seen. If you spend a lot of time in or near the water, it’s easy to misplace your belongings. Attaching a balloon, flag, or kite tail to your beach umbrella will help your spot stand out and be easy to find among the crowd. In almost all cases, a pleasant breeze is present, which helps to spread it out and make it more visible from afar.
Children should be told to go to the lifeguard’s chair if they become disoriented; a landmark, such as a house or building, can serve as a landmark to help them find their way back to you.
Tag for Bread and Sandals
When it comes to beach-related hacks, this one is among the most sought after. When my flip-flop finally gives out, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be wearing a bread tag. A more practical item to keep in your beach bag would be safety pins and/or bobby pins.
For the button to stay put, you’ll need to either enclose it in a larger object or insert something into the hole to make it bigger. Getting you through the day until you can afford a new pair is more important than aesthetics.
Loose sand results from a lack of moisture. So that’s why your umbrella won’t stay upright if you plant it in the sand. In order to fill the hole, you should use a mixture of water and sand (50/50 is good), just like a professional sandcastle builder would. As the sand is pressed together by the water, it becomes more stable.
Never Lose Your Cool
In addition to the obvious solution—taking a refreshing swim—here are a few other ways to beat the heat!
Bottle of Water, Frozen
Among our top 10 best lifehacks for your Disney vacation, this is one of our favourite hot-weather hacks. Put a half-full water bottle on its side in the freezer for a few hours to chill it down, or fill it all the way. Fill the rest of the container with water before you leave for the beach, and you’ll have access to refreshingly cool liquid that won’t warm up for hours.
Kids’ Swimming Pool
Having a good time at the beach with kids can be challenging if the waves are too high. It may seem counterintuitive, but bringing a kiddie pool to the beach is the best option. To create a soothing pool for your children to cool off in, simply inflate and fill with seawater. Having the kids close by like this is a plus, too.
A lack of a kiddie pool Get a shower curtain liner, dig a hole, and fill it up!
Using these tips, we hope you and your family can enjoy a day at the beach without any hassle. Know of a beach lifehack we missed? What is it? Tell us!