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!
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.
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.
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.
If you have a bit of a walk to get to the beach, consider buying some towelling 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extend the life of your beach umbrella and chairs by treating them with Scotchgard to prevent fading and damage from the sun.
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!).