These tasty, fuss-free beach snacks will give you some ideas for what to bring along on your day of fun!
After a long day at the beach, you’ll need to refuel, but it’s not always easy to know what to pack.
This list contains over 20 kid-friendly treats so your beach crew will go home happy rather than hungry.
For the sweet-toothed beach-goers, there are fruity kebabs, homemade granola bars, and lemon cupcakes.
For savory snackers, there are peanut butter pretzel bites, quinoa salad, or cheesy popcorn.
No matter what you’re craving, you’re bound to have fun in the sun with these mouthwatering beach bites.
1. Beach Roll-Ups
Sick of getting sand in your sandwiches? Pack these wrap roll-ups instead!
These tiny wraps are the perfect beach finger food.
Soft tortillas are wrapped around the filling of your choice (veggie, chicken pesto, or beef) and cut into bite-sized slices.
2. Beach Snack Mix Recipe
The only problem with this beach-themed snack mix is that one fistful is never enough.
You’ll quickly get addicted to this crunchy, salty combo of crackers, delicately flavored with a spicy sauce.
3. Yogurt and Blueberry Beach Snack
These fruity snacks aren’t just healthy, they’re also downright adorable.
Teddy grahams relax on a fruit strip, hanging out on a yogurt beach. This snack is creative, tasty, and irresistible to kids of all ages.
4. Seasoned Oyster Crackers
Easy, quick, and tasty, these crackers tick all the beach boxes.
Oyster crackers and goldfish snacks are lightly seasoned with dill and ranch dressing.
Whip up a big batch, because you can never just eat one oyster cracker.
5. Homemade Granola Bars
Free from preservatives, added sugars, and other less-than-ideal ingredients, these home-baked granola bars hit the holy grail of both tasty and healthy.
Loaded with oats, pumpkin seeds, and nuts, they’re full of energy-boosting foods so you can run around the beach all day long.
6. Fruit Kebabs
Refreshing, sweet, and juicy, these fruit kebabs are an amazing alternative to the meaty kind.
This recipe uses pineapple chunks, berries, and melon but you can adapt it for any fruit in the fridge.
Just don’t skip the creamy, dreamy apricot honey dip.
7. Peanut Butter Stuffed Pretzel Bites
Some people (me) go to the beach to lie around like sun-drenched slugs. Others go to play volleyball, swim, and run after the kids.
If you’re the latter, you’ll need these salty-sweet pretzel bites.
Full of healthy fats and protein, this is the fuel you’ll need to make the most of your summer.
8. Hummus Veggie Wrap
If you’re spending all day at the beach, you’ll need a light lunch that won’t weigh you down.
These wraps are full of creamy hummus, juicy cucumber, rich avocado, and crunchy sprouts.
This healthy lunch is bursting with summer flavor.
9. Quick & Easy Pasta Salad
Pasta salad is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It’s filling, it’s tasty, and it’s very easy to throw together before heading out for the day.
This recipe teams crisp veggies, creamy mozzarella and soft pasta spirals.
The whole thing is brought together beautifully with a homemade herby dressing.
10. Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Tabbouleh is a traditional Lebanese dish made with couscous.
Here, the couscous gets replaced with quinoa, which adds a delicate nutty taste.
Mixed with veggies and tossed in a light, lemony dressing, this is a vibrant salad that’s full of flavor.
11. Homemade Trail Mix
If you’re a parent, you know that hungry kids can go into meltdown mode in the blink of an eye.
Stave off hunger-related tirades by keeping a bag of this tasty trail mix on hand.
Made with nuts, banana chips, chocolate pieces and coconut, it’s just the right balance between healthy and scrumptious.
12. Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
Salty and crunchy, popcorn is the ultimate addictive snack.
And it’s not just for movie nights and game day. Take your popcorn to the beach with this easy 5-minute recipe.
Pop your corn, drench with butter, and dust with a salty cheese and mustard seasoning.
Store it in an air-tight container and it’ll stay perfectly crunchy while you get on with your beach bliss.
13. Kale Chips
If you want a more nutritious alternative to processed salty snacks for your beach day, look no further than this superfood chip.
Seasoned with spices and baked until crispy, you’ll be surprised at how addictively delicious kale can be.
14. Ants on a Log
There’s some assembly required with this kid-friendly treat, but it’s a versatile recipe that works with whatever you’ve got in the cupboards.
Make your log from celery stalks, cucumber strips, carrots, or banana.
Fill it with something smooth and creamy like peanut butter or cream cheese.
Then pick your ants – raisins, corn, grapes, seeds or berries.
Pile it all together and enjoy. Everyone loves art you can eat.
15. Homemade Granola
Finding good granola can be a headache, so skip the stress and make your own.
This recipe uses maple syrup instead of sugar and throws in loads of heart-healthy nuts.
Bake it ahead of time and then all you have to do is pour it into a container and throw it in your beach bag.
16. No-Bake Snack Mix Bars
These easy, no-bake snack bars are made with pretzels, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate, hitting the perfect balance of salty and sweet.
Make extra because you’ll want a stack of these on your counter all summer long.
17. Salad in a Cup
Everyone loves salads in the summer, but they can be a pain at picnics thanks to all the various parts.
This recipe provides an easy, quick solution to your salad assembly woes.
Simply layer everything together in a 16 oz cup beforehand, packing the dressing separately so the veggies stay crisp.
Once you hit the beach, all you have to do is drizzle with dressing and dig in!
18. Hard-Boiled Eggs
If you’re taking a cooler to the beach, leave some room for these perfectly cooked eggs.
The ultimate portable snack, hard-boiled eggs are a healthy option for a quick hit of protein. Just peel, eat, and get on with your day.
19. Pina Colada Smoothie
Hands up if you’re humming that song right now?
Yep, me too. But that’s okay, because I do love pina coladas! And so will you after this fruity, juicy smoothie.
Sweet, creamy, and thick, this is basically the best beach drink of all time.
It’s made from only two ingredients (pineapple and coconut milk), so blending up a flask-full is super easy.
Of course, you could add rum, too, but that’s a matter for you and your fellow beach-goers.
20. Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
This colorful salad is full of bright flavor, with sunshine in every forkful.
Juicy berries, pineapple, citrus fruits, kiwi, and grapes are thrown together with a honey lime dressing.
Light, sweet, and tangy, if rainbows had a taste, this would be it.
21. Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Fluffy lemon cupcakes are topped with raspberry buttercream.
I want to go to the beach just to have an excuse to make these delicious snacks.
These handheld treats are the perfect bite for picnics, parties, or just making friends as you’re lounging around getting your vitamin sea.
22. Berry Yogurt Bark
Take a break from the heat with these frozen fruity treats.
Made from frozen yogurt and strawberries, you’ll need a cooler to keep them from going melty.
If they do start to thaw, don’t worry. Provided they stay chilled, they’re perfectly safe and still delicious as a gooey, creamy pudding-style snack.
23. Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps
This creative recipe is a must if you’re bored with your usual beach snacks.
Juicy berries and sweet watermelon make a light and refreshing salsa.
Scooped up with crunchy spiced sugar crisps, it’s a guaranteed family favorite.
24. Cucumber Sandwiches
A classic on long summer days, cucumber sandwiches are light and refreshing.
Soft white bread, crispy cucumber, and a creamy dill spread, you can’t go wrong with this traditional warm weather treat.
25. 5-Ingredient Mango Salsa
Nothing says summer like fruity, fresh mango salsa.
Cilantro, lime, jalapeno, and red onion are tossed with the tropical fruit to make a zesty, tangy dip.
Serve with crackers, chips, or eat straight from the bowl at the beach. There’s no wrong way to enjoy this amazing salsa.
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