Soft sand, blue calm waves, and the perfect sunny view.
The beach is truly the best place to hang out with friends or family, whether you’re wanting a relaxing lie-down under the warm sun or an adventure-filled day splashing in the sea.
Make your trip to the beach even better when you arrive prepared with these beach hacks at your fingertips thanks to Boatshed7.
How do you have the best beach day?
So you’ve organised a time, place, and a group of people to go to the beach with. For an even more perfect day, we go through a number of simple hacks that you can use to keep yourself worry-free throughout the day.
1. Discover these tricks to avoid sand
Well okay… getting a little sandy is always inevitable at the beach, but you can also try a few tips and tricks to limit the amount of sand you take home with you.
The talcum powder trick
Talcum powder or baby powder can help you get rid of sand from your body.
We know what it’s like to go into the water to rub off sand, but somehow, by the time you make it back to your towel, you’re already covered again.
When it’s time to leave the beach, or you want to get off some itchy sand, try applying talcum powder on your skin.
This ‘magic’ powder absorbs moisture, so the sand can then be wiped off very easily.
How do you keep sand off blankets at the beach?
To keep sand off your beach towel, beach blanket, or beach bags, you should find a spot at the beach that is quite firm.
Soft sand might seem ideal for comfort, but sitting there increases the chances of sand blowing over you and your beach gear. Looking for the firmest spot possible is ideal.
You can even create firm spots yourself by pouring a little water over where you want to sit and waiting a few minutes.
You can also weigh down your towel with items you have with you, like your shoes, beach bucket, or bag in each corner of your towel. A towel flapping from the wind is more likely to get sand on it than one that is lying still.
2. Look after your valuables
It can be hard to monitor your items at the beach - especially while you’re in the water.
You may be skeptical about leaving your items out in the open so keep your valuables safe with these tips.
Use a beach product container as a secret purse
Your keys, wallet, and phone are three items you might be most concerned about losing.
Luckily these items are small and can often fit into an empty sunscreen container.
Once you’ve used up a bottle of sunscreen, you can clean it out and cut the top off to store your items in, to keep them hidden from plain sight.
Zip lock your devices
To prevent sand or water from entering your phone and wallet, place them into a tight zip-lock bag. You can still use your touchscreen smartphone through the bag!
3. Throw some shade
Shade from the sun, that is. When you’re planning a day out at the beach, the sun is no doubt on your mind.
Fast-forward a few hours, however, and you might now be wishing that you had some sort of relief from that hot sun.
This is especially important if you have little ones, too, to provide them an area where they can relax and cool down after running around and burning all their energy up! Shop the best beach umbrellas, shades, and cabanas online here.
4. Think about food and drink prep and storage
Easy-to-eat foods and cool drinks are a must for any day out on the beach. We’ve already discussed some of the best food you can pack for the beach, so now let’s take a look at some cool and clever beach accessories to make food transport and storage easy.
- These clever wine glass tree holders make it easy to enjoy a cold glass of bubbles on the beach. Handcrafted from recycled wine barrels, these are a must for any beach lover this summer.
- A stylish beach cooler is a must to carry, store, and transport all your food and drinks, ensuring kids in particular can stay hydrated.
- Whether you prefer mellow beach tunes or a pump-up party playlist, no beach party is complete without music. Explore portable beach speakers here.
5. Consider your beach brands carefully
When building our beach catalogue, we choose only to align with brands that create their products ethically, use recycled materials where possible, and ingredients that don’t harm our planet - especially our oceans.
We know that more and more people are becoming conscious and aware about the choices they make in their everyday lives, so it’s our mission to make it easy for you to shop a whole range of beach gear in Australia from brands you can trust.
From the best beach toys for kids to natural sunscreen that not only protects your skin, but protects our oceans, too, you’ll find a range of premium beach brands doing good in our world at Boatshed7.
What should I bring for a day at the beach?
Need a simple list you can refer to when packing for a day at the beach? Here are our absolute must-haves:
- Beach umbrella or beach tent
- Beach bag
- Beach toys for kids
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