Great Beach Hacks
1.) Baby powder isn’t just for babies. Pack a travel-size container in your beach bag. Once you’ve made your way out of the sand, sprinkle your feet with the baby powder to help remove excess sand. After all, you’ll want the beach memories, but not the sand in your car.
2.) Pre-chill drinks and foods that will be in your ice chest. It’ll help keep them cooler longer and will also help ice stay frozen longer.
3.) A rolling cart with big, tough wheels can be essential if you have a lot of beach gear. It makes things much easier when transporting tents, chairs and toys to the beach and back. When bringing gear to the beach, remember that all items, including tents, must be removed by an hour after sunset to avoid being collected and recycled.
4.) Make beach life easier by bringing only the essentials. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available in front of many beach condos. Inquire with your rental management company for information. You can even rent chairs and umbrellas if you're condo doesn't offer them.
5.) Bring a first aid kit with at least adhesive bandages and antibiotic ointment to treat minor cuts and scrapes. Great additions are ibuprofen/acetaminophen to treat random, unexpected fevers and body aches. An ice pack is also a good addition to your cooler.
6.) Consider using a fitted sheet for your beach blanket. Keep the corners in place with an ice chest, shoes or other weighty objects.