Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

by Alli

Thanks to Sverve & Smucker’s® for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. #snackation 

My family is enjoying one more beach adventure before we officially wave goodbye to summer and begin our countdown to fall.  I shared plans for our last hurrah when I posted Snacks for End-of-Summer Adventures and mentioned that Walmart is my #snackation destination.  Now it’s time to hit the beach!

Snack Ideas for the Beach

Swimming, riding the waves and having fun in the sun really works up an appetite, so I always like to plan ahead. It’s important to keep the kids hydrated and their tummies happy with easy, on-the-go snack solutions.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

Sand and complicated snacks do not mix well, so the trick is to keep things simple.  An insulated tote or small cooler is a great way to ensure that snacks are protected from the hot sun.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

1.  Chilled Bottled Water

This one sounds like a no-brainer, but it has to be said.  Make sure the kids take lots of water breaks in the shade.  This is also the perfect time to reapply sunscreen.  I place water bottles in the freezer for a couple of hours before packing the cooler for a day at the beach.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

2.  Uncrustables®

Don’t tell, but the grandkids are not the only ones who love Uncrustables.  My 20-something-year-old son is crazy about them.  Sometimes I have to hide them so he can’t eat them all. When we’re on vacation, I buy several boxes.  I like that they are frozen, so I never have to worry about soggy sandwiches.  I place them in the insulated tote and when snack time rolls around, the sandwiches are thawed and ready to eat.

5 Top Snacks for the Beach

3.  Frozen Seedless Grapes

After washing seedless grapes, I place them in a zipper bag and freeze overnight.  I usually serve the frozen grapes when the kids are in the pool area.  Sandy hands and grapes don’t mix well.

4.  Pretzels & Peanut Butter

Jif® to Go® Dippers™ combines pretzels and peanut butter in one convenient package.  I toss several (one for each kid) in the cooler and when it’s time for a snack, I’m good to go.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach


5.  Smucker’s® Fruit-Fulls®

Don’t you love how I snuck 2 fruits in my list of top 5 beach snacks?  The kids really enjoy the apple cinnamon Fruit-Fulls and I love that there are only 2 ingredients – apples and cinnamon – that’s it.  It’s in a squeeze bottle, so this is one of the snacks I take to the beach.

Snacks for the Beach

My top 5 snack ideas will work for any adventure OR for back-to-school lunch ideas.  To find more great snack ideas, be sure and visit MySnackationDestination.

Top 5 Beach Snacks

What’s your favorite on-the-go snack ideas?






Robin Rue (@massholemommy) September 2, 2015 - 7:40 am

We practically live at the beach in the summer and we always bring frozen grapes with us. We also usually bring things like pretzels and goldfish crackers.

Annemarie LeBlanc September 2, 2015 - 8:49 am

Bottled water is very important to have with you anytime, anywhere. For snacks on the go, I always go for Uncrustables. I love that it is so filling and tastes really good.

Jeanette September 2, 2015 - 10:32 am

Sounds like a fun day! We don’t have a beach close to us, but we bring these snacks with us when we go on road trips!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle September 2, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Uncrustables are always a great snack option. They’re fully self contained, and kids love them.

Megan Elford September 2, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Here’s what I love about this snack list: it’s all healthy stuff! And because everything is kid-sized and kid-friendly, they won’t even know that they’re eating well while out and about 😉

lisa September 2, 2015 - 1:40 pm

We love frozen seedless grapes! They’re like a dessert more than anything and so refreshing! I like to take any snack that won’t stick to sandy hands and is easy to clean up at the beach.

jo September 2, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Chips! I know it’s not healthy. LOL. I haven’t tried the snacks you mentioned besides water. Hahaha. i guess I should start looking for small pre-packaged snacks next time. They would work great as school snacks.

Zan September 2, 2015 - 6:48 pm

I have to admit, I have never heard of uncrustables. But the wrapper looks like something I have seen and even eaten long time ago, so maybe I have seen them. And frozen grapes? I have never felt froze grapes before but now I see why you would for long trips. You always have some great ideas!

Alli September 3, 2015 - 4:08 pm

We are at the beach this week and I had frozen grapes for lunch. Yes, you actually eat them frozen. They are so creamy and delicious. 🙂

Liz Mays September 2, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Oh we’ll have to try some of those Fruit-fulls. That sounds like a great picnic or travel snack. We’ll be hitting the beach soon!

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly September 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm

It is so sad to say that I did not get to visit the beach at all this summer! It’s been so busy I haven’t gone away, so needless to say when it gets freezing cold in winter I am going to plan a tropical vacay! And a beach day is not complete without the right snacks! 🙂

Alli September 3, 2015 - 4:07 pm

The BEST time to visit a tropical location is in the dead of winter. 🙂

rika September 2, 2015 - 9:25 pm

we love smucker’s . My kids and I always get hungry. Our favorite snack is fruit pouches. I visited the beach once this summer. I met my old friends and her kid

Felicita Moncada September 2, 2015 - 9:50 pm

I live in Florida so we go to the beach pretty often! I love these ideas and they are easy to grab and go! Now messy containers

Ron@awesomedesserts September 3, 2015 - 12:16 am

Great ideas! This will come in handy the next time we hit the beach, thanks for sharing.

Astrid September 3, 2015 - 6:14 am

These are some great ideas. I love the idea of pretzels and peanut butter in particular. And oh, love seedless grapes!

Sandy KS September 3, 2015 - 11:53 am

My family does not like #4 the peanutbutter and pretzel combination. They do like all the others you have listed. I think I can work with bringing peanutbutter and crackers. As a substitute.

Uplifting Families September 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm

These snacks sound delicious. I’ll have to pick up some uncrustables. I haven’t introduced my youngest to them yet. I know my older kids enjoy them.

Chubskulit Rose September 3, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Your family is so lucky to have someone like you who really puts too much care in everything for them. Love these ideas.

Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green September 3, 2015 - 6:37 pm

Great snack ideas, my kids love grapes. I never thought to freeze them for them.

Ann Bacciaglia September 3, 2015 - 7:29 pm

I always freeze water bottles to take to the beach. It is a great way to keep the water cold all day. I pack lots of snacks and a few toys.

ricci September 3, 2015 - 11:06 pm

These are all great snack options for the beach!! I love something light and filling and these are all great!!

lisa @bitesforbabies September 4, 2015 - 6:18 pm

These are definitely some great beach snacks! I spent the entire summer on the beach with the kids and alternated mainlu between fruit, cookies, and yogurt…simply because they only wanted those! lol!

Yona Williams September 4, 2015 - 8:47 pm

Seeing this makes me sad that we did not pay a visit to the beach this summer. Cold drinks and fruit-related snacks make excellent take-alongs for a beach trip.

Ashleigh Walls September 4, 2015 - 9:14 pm

What a brilliant idea with the frozen grapes! Love those Smuckers snacks.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 7, 2015 - 12:28 am

The boys look like they had a blast, and were very happy with their snacks. 🙂 What Fun!

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Sarena September 8, 2015 - 12:14 am

These all sound like great snack ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Logan Can September 8, 2015 - 12:35 pm

I’m 27 years old and I love uncrustables! haha These are really great snack ideas! I am always looking for new snacks to mix things up for my son. 🙂

Alli September 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm

My 27-year-old son loves them, too. Now I’m a little depressed that my son is the same age as you and he’s the next to the youngest. 🙂


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