Awesome Beach Hacks

There’s nothing quite like a beach holiday. Lazing in the sun, splashing in the ocean and playing in the sand. Check out these brilliant beach hacks to ensure you have all the fun with none of the hassles this summer!

Mesh bags

Carry your beach toys, buckets and spades in a mesh laundry bag or hamper. That way you can shake it out or rinse it with a hose at the end of day and avoid ending up with a bag full of sand.

Sunscreen

Apply sunscreen before you arrive at the beach, so you are ready to hit the sand as soon as you get there. Pack a spray sunscreen for reapplying during the day. It’s much easier to use with sandy hands.

Spray sunscreen is an easier option with sandy hands

Bag your phone

Seal your smart phone in a sandwich bag to keep out water and sand. The best part is, the touchscreen will still work through the plastic.

Robes

If you have a bit of a walk to get to the beach, consider buying some towling robes or ponchos to pull on after your swim. The kids especially will find it much easier to keep on during the walk home, rather than struggling with towels.

Towling robes or ponchos are a great option for the beach

Get the App

Stay safe this summer with the handy Beach Safe App available on Google Play and the App Store. It has information about almost 12,000 Aussie beaches including weather forecasts, tides, patrol times and hazard information.

Picnic blanket

Instead of sitting on your towel, try a plastic backed picnic rug. Picnic rugs are great for lounging on the beach and the backing will stop the moisture from the sand soaking through. Plus you won’t have to shake the sand out of your towel to dry off after a swim.

Baby Powder

Pack some baby powder to help remove sand from your skin before heading home. The powder soaks up the moisture making it easier to brush off the sand.

Use baby powder to help get sand off your skin

Flip your shoes

At the beach, turn your sandals or thongs upside-down when not wearing them. That way you won’t burn your feet when you put them back on at the end of the day.

Scotchgard

Extend the life of your beach umbrella and chairs by treating them with Scotchgard to prevent fading and damage from the sun.

Icey aloe

Freeze aloe vera gel in ice cube trays to rub on sunburn to cool, soothe and heal the skin if you get too much sun (though it’s always best to avoid getting burnt in the first place!).

Test out these tips during your next Ingenia Holidays beach getaway

Test out these beach hacks during your next Ingenia Holidays getaway! Share your beach snaps and favourite tips on our Facebook and Instagram!