Beach Hacks 

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There’s nothing like the beach. The beautiful sound of the waves crashing and the hot sand in between your toes. I have always loved going to the beach. Once we started bringing kids to the beach, I realized it was a little more challenging. Over the years I’ve figured out some tips that make beach life with kids much easier. Here are some easy beach hacks for kids before you go on your next beach vacation.

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beach hacks for kids


  • Water shoes: They may not be the most fashionable but water shoes are a life saver. The sand can get VERY hot so water shoes will protect kid’s feet in and out the sand. I even wore them too so I never had to worry about stepping on a crab or a sharp shell.


  • Baby Powder: This was a trick I tried this last summer and it worked great! Sand tends to stay all over your legs and feet area. When you are ready to go inside you don’t want sand everywhere. Sprinkle on some baby powder and the sand will disappear!

beach hack powder

  • Flashlights/Nets: Don’t forget these! Flashlights are great for night time crabbing and nets are too. They are a beach must have! Glow sticks are fun after hours too!!

beach hack nets

  • Shampoo/dry clothes for kids: Most beach resorts/houses have an outside shower/rinse. Take advantage of this by bringing some baby shampoo and dry clothes. Have your little one take a shower and get out of their wet clothes. It will save so much time and they will feel better. (He could have stayed in this shower all day!)

beach hack shower


  • Laundry bag for sand toys: Buy a mesh laundry bag ($1 store) to keep sand toys in. After beaching it all day, simply rinse the entire bag off with the hose and the sand will be gone. Works great.

beach laundry hack

  • Baby Creamy Oil: This is awesome!!! It fights mosquitoes and smells great and has none of the other harmful chemicals in other sprays. It works great for pools too. I’m usually attacked by mosquitoes but this works!

beach hacks lotion


  • Turtle Backs: This hack really isn’t for kids but for adults. These are the best! Turtlebacks keep your drink off the sand, genius!! They come in so many fun colors too. I even use them around our pool!

beach hack turtleback

Beach time can be fun with kids if you plan ahead and just take one day at a time! We always bring lots of snacks and drinks to keep their bellies full and hydrated too. An easy water bottle/ice hack is to freeze water bottles over night. They will keep your drinks colder the next day and then you can drink the water as it melts in the water bottle!

What is your best beach hack?

Beach Hacks for Kids

August 17, 2016
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  • Reply Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry

    Great tips and you are the second person who has written about baby powder at the beach, something I never thought of all these years. Our kids are older (teens) so are pretty much sunscreen and food, towels and now they like to bring their phones for music to listen to while at the beach. LOL

    August 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Lots of food! Food is a must for everyone 🙂

      August 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Pamela Li (Rookie Parenting)

    So many good tips! We love the beach. Will definitely do these.

    August 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Logan

    We just got back from a beach trip today and I definitely forgot the baby powder trick. AHH! I would have loved to have had that!

    August 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh too bad, maybe next time?? Hope you had a great trip!

      August 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Aileen

    I love your tip about the creamy oil. I’m trying that next time we go camping or to the beach!

    August 22, 2016 at 9:01 am
    • Reply Shannon

      That would be perfect for camping! It smells so great! I use it on myself too 🙂

      August 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Amy Crooks

    Just pinned this to my travel tips board. Great ideas!! I have never tried using baby powder, but I am going to now! 🙂 Have a great day!

    March 7, 2017 at 11:04 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Great! It does work!!

      March 8, 2017 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Amy

    When the ice cream man rings his bell it means he’s out of ice cream but would love a wave!

    April 22, 2017 at 11:21 am
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