The beach is there to help us unwind, de-stress, and propel us towards mindfulness. But going to the beach with children or teens can sometimes offer challenges! Let us go over a list of beach hacks to make your time under the sun all but stress-free!

Baby Powder

For sandy feet or bodies, sprinkle baby powder over the sandy skin and the sand will fall right off! Baby powder absorbs the wetness which makes sand stick.

A gallon of water in the car

Let your toddler play in the sand and get as dirty as they want, and as you depart undress your child and dump the clean water over them helping clean and de-sand them to sit in the car.


There are lots of collapsable tents that fold quite small. These can be perfect for infants and toddlers to get breaks from the sun or nap. There are battery-powered fans you can bring to make sure the tent is cool.

Surfer Clothes

If you have fair skin or burn easily, always wear a surfer rash guard, hat, and sunglasses to the beach. For children, it is so much easier to dress them like this than have to constantly reapply sunscreen! If your local store doesn’t have these in stock before your vacation, you can find them online or on Amazon.

Phones in Ziploc

Keeping your phones in Ziploc bags is not only great to prevent water damage, and can get into the small nooks and crevices and cause damage. Keep each phone in its own small Ziploc bag (the touch screen will still work if you pull the bag tight.)

Aloe Vera

Whether it’s the actual plant where you can cut open the leaves and extract the gel for sunburns, or it’s in gel form in the bottle, aloe vera works wonders. Also- it’s a great plant to have around the house, it cleans the air!