Want to ensure that your Spring Break 2017 beach trip is a breeze? Browse our list of tips and tricks that range from the somewhat obvious to the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that, and make your beach trip easier and more enjoyable!



1.Stop being sandy with some baby powder.

Baby powder doesn’t just smell nice, but it can also take all that sand off your body. Everyone hates the feeling of not being able to get totally sand-free on the hands, arms, legs and feet. Instead of trying to rub it off or wash it off, simply shake some baby powder onto it. In no time flat, you’ll have silky, sand-free skin with a soft, relaxing aroma.


2. Bring some snacks.

Even if you’re going to a beach with a boardwalk, you’ll walk to save some money and bring along healthy snacks. For some reason, everything seems to taste better at the shore!


3. Put your aloe vera gel in the fridge.

Pure aloe vera gel is awesome for soothing any kind of burns or stings that you might get at the beach. It’s even better when it’s chilled, because it takes away any kind of pain in a few seconds. Try storing your aloe vera in the refrigerator and take it out right before you go to the shore.


4. Get to the beach early in the day.

If it’s going to be a beautiful day, there’s nothing wrong with heading to the shore earlier rather than later. It’s not usually as crowded, and although the water may seem a bit cooler than it will be at 2:30 p.m., it will still feel refreshing and wonderful. The sun doesn’t shine as intensely in the morning, either.


5. Bring along lots of water.

Staying hydrated at the beach is an absolute must, so bring along lots of bottles of water. If you don’t have a cooler or don’t plan on bringing one, store some of the water bottles in the freezer for a while. They’ll stay nice and cool longer throughout the time you’re at the beach.


6. Remember to take some pictures.

You’ll probably have very little time wondering what to do at the beach, but don’t forget to stop every now and then to take some pics. Those images will help bring back the fond days you spent at the shore, especially when you’re back at home.


7. Don’t take your camera into the surf.

Sound totally obvious? It might be, but more than one person has ruined a camera or smartphone by accidentally getting it wet. Stay far away from any waves when you’re trying to take pics.


8. Bring cheap sunglasses to the beach.

Don’t bring your $200+ sunglasses to the beach — buy some cheaper versions instead. Cheaper sunglasses should always offer the same amount of UVA and UVB protection, but they’ll be constructed of flimsier materials. If you lose your inexpensive sunglasses, you won’t be as concerned as if you lost your pricier ones!


9. Eat a hearty breakfast.

Make sure you eat a hearty breakfast the day you go to the beach. It’s easy to lose track of time while you’re enjoying everything the shore has to offer, and that means you can suddenly become dehydrated. So fuel up for fun in the sun!


10. Store your electronics in plastic bags.

Are you tired of worrying about your cell phone getting wet every time you go to the beach? Hate to take it, but also hate to be without it? Turn to a trusty zip-lock plastic baggie and never worry about it getting soaked or sandy again.