10 genius and fun ideas to have the perfect beach day

Are you going to the beach during your summer vacation? Here are some super easy tips and tricks that will help you organize the best beach day.


It is finally time for summer vacation. You can finally spend some time outside with your kids at the beach to take advantage of the sun, tan a bit, have a picnic, swim or simply take some time for yourself by lying down with a good book. This requires, obviously, a minimum of organization so everything goes well and you don’t forget anything. Here are 10 genius tips and tricks to have a perfect beach day. After all, you absolutely deserve it!

1. Bring an old fitted sheet

If you have young kids, bring an old fitted sheet you don’t use anymore, place bags in all four corners and like magic, you’ll have a no-sand zone so your kids can have fun all day long and won’t be covered in sand.

2. Use your laundry basket as a toy basket

There is nothing worse than opening your beach bag and having to empty it because it is filled with sand. Use a netted laundry bag to avoid this annoyance. You can also opt for an under $10 beach bag. The principle stays the same.

3. Place your cell phone in a plastic bag

Try this super easy technique to avoid ruining your telephone when you go to the beach. Place it in a Ziplock bag. This will make sure your phone never gets in contact with water or sand.

4. Avoid spilling your drinks with these bottle holders

Make bottle holders and plant them in the sand to avoid spilling juice, water or alcohol at the beach.

5. Put your valuable objects in a diaper

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Are you looking for a creative way to avoid thieves from taking your valuable objects? Place them in a diaper.

6. Make aloes ice cubes to relieve your sunburns

Here is a simple way to relieve your sunburns. Pour a small amount of liquid aloes in ice cube trays and some water and you’ll be relieved from any sunburns.

7. Use frozen water balloons as ice packs

Make ice with water balloons and place them in your cooler. The best part? When the ice melts, the kids can have a water balloon fight. We bet they will have a great time! You can also put some frozen sponges in plastic bags to create refreshing blocks.

8. Add a pillow to your beach towel to relax properly

Transform your ordinary beach towel into the perfect relaxation station. Slide a pillow in your towel and add a strap so it is easy to transport. Pure genius!

9. Water obstacle course

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If you have two or more kids, give them a container (or better, a bucket), fill it with water and draw an obstacle course in the sand. Ask your kids to do it. The one with the most water at the finishing line will be the big winner!

10. Tic-tac-toe


Play tic-tac-toe in the sand. All you need are branches to play this game!


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