It’s summertime, which means day trips to the beach! One of the best ways to make a beach day successful is to make sure you have beach-friendly fare packed! From snacks to main dishes to desserts, there are lots of great foods that can wait it out in a cooler or picnic basket while you play in the waves. And, if they don’t require plates and utensils, even better! Never fear, just because a food is beach-friendly doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!
Beach-Friendly Food Ideas! 1 of 13
These 12 ideas and recipes will be great inspiration for the right foods to pack for your trip to the beach!
Healthy Snack Inspiration! 2 of 13
Snacks are key to a long successful day at the beach! Get inspired with this list of snacks that are healthy, delicious and will keep everyone's energy up!
Rainbow Fruit Skewers 3 of 13
Foods on a stick are GREAT for the beach because no utensils are required! These fruit kebobs are refreshing and cute to boot!
Easy Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken 4 of 13
Fried chicken always travels well for a picnic or day outside, makes great finger food, and is filling and delicious!
Pinwheel PB&J 5 of 13
My kids always love a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich when we are at the beach. I love these pinwheels because they're on a stick and easy to eat. Perfect for a lunch sitting in the sand!
Berry Almond Chicken Salad 6 of 13
Kelsey picked up the Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad for a beach day with great success! It lasted the day, was filling and was light and fresh for a hot day at the beach. You can even make your own by combining lettuce, almonds and your favorite seasonal berries.
Shrimp Rolls 7 of 13
What better food to eat at the beach than seafood? These shrimp rolls are more affordable than lobster rolls, just as a delicious and are ready to get packed up in a cooler for a lunch at the beach!
10-Minute Hand Pies 8 of 13
These 10-minute hand pies are simple and fun to throw together over a beach fire, and the individual pocket-sized servings are perfect snacking on the beach.
Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies 9 of 13
Cookies are always travel well for outdoor meals, and these sugar cookies fir the beach theme perfectly, posing as sand dollars! Just don't get them confused with the real thing! We promise the cookies are tastier. ;)
Brown Butter Salted Blondies 10 of 13
These brown butter salted blondies are scrumptious and travel well!
Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles 11 of 13
These phyllo triangles are tasty and also travel well, providing nice-sized individual portions that are easy to eat on the beach.
Flip Flop Cookies 12 of 13
There's not much to say about these little cookies than they are picture perfect for the beach!
Rainbow Cake Pops 13 of 13
Like we said before, foods on a stick are great for the beach because they're so easy to eat! These rainbow cake pops are a tasty treat and colorful and festive for a happy beach day.