We recently conducted some research into the destinations with the most Blue-Flag beaches and it got us thinking. What could we do to make your next trip to the beach that little bit easier? Well, we’ve done some digging (get it?!) and are proud to present the the best beach hacks to keep in mind for your next trip…
Keep your phone sand-free
If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to take as many photos as possible when you’re at the beach. Keep the sand out of your phone by placing it in a clear, plastic bag. The touch screen will still work and you won’t be finding grains of sand in your phone for the remainder of your hol…
Store toys in a mesh bag
Taking toys to the beach? Don’t risk leaving anything behind and take a mesh bag along with you to store everything in. The bag is light and easy to carry and means that you can transport as many toys as you wish to and from the beach.
Use a bed sheet to create a sand-free space
Want to create an area on the beach that you can call your own? Take a fitted bed sheet and pin the corners up, keeping everything you need inside the sheet – even the littlest ones…
Remove sand with talcum powder
No one enjoys leaving the beach with sand-covered feet and it can take days, even weeks to get rid of it completely – we’re looking at you flip-flops. Take along some talcum powder on your next visit and apply this to get the sand off.
Use aloe vera to reduce the risk of sun burn
If you or someone in your group loves to spend (just a little bit) too much time in the sun, it’s best to prepare some aloe vera ice cubes. Freeze the night before and pop them in a cooler bag on your trip to the beach. If you begin to feel a little burnt, apply the cubes for instant relief.
Store valuables in an empty sun cream bottle
Want to take a dip in the sea but don’t want to leave your phone and money behind? Wash out an empty sun cream bottle, cut it in half and store any valuables in here. This hack also works with empty tins and any non-clear bottles.
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