Planning a beach day? Take these best beach snacks on your next beach trip and enjoy your new favorite snacks on a hot summer day.
Picture this: the sun is shining, sand between your toes, and the ocean waves permeate the air around you. What do you want, more than anything, at that moment?
A great beach snack, of course! There’s nothing better than enjoying some tasty food and healthy snacks on the beach. The key to a successful beach day is plenty of snacks in your cooler bag.
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When we think of beach food, we typically think of cooling and refreshing things in your beach bag. After all, isn’t that what you want when the sun beats down on you?
Staples like ice cream and popsicles are super popular for this reason. However, if you’re bringing your food with you, keeping such things cold with ice packs can be challenging.
So, the key is to opt for easily portable healthy beach snacks that are still light and refreshing. Easy snacks like chips, fruit, protein bars, and sandwiches are ideal because you don’t need cutlery.
Just make sure you don’t get any sand in them!
Are you planning a beach trip shortly? Check out thirty-one of the tastiest, refreshing, easy beach snacks for your beach picnic.
Each of these beach foods is a good choice and is super portable and easy to prepare in advance.
Feed everybody in attendance with the best snacks and minimal fuss. That way, you can all get back to enjoying the sun, surf, and sand as quickly as possible.
My favorite part about this great option is how easy they take with you in little plastic bags. This good beach snack keeps for quite a while, and you don’t have to worry about keeping them cold.
Check out these other easy Whole30 snacks if you enjoyed these apple snacks!
Speaking of delicious snack mixes, here’s a slow cooker version of your favorite parmesan ranch mix in a great way.
This is an ideal recipe if you’ve planned your beach trip. However, it’s also one of the best foods to have ready and waiting in the pantry, no matter the time of year.
Don’t lose energy on your big beach day with a bag of these delicious bites! You can make them the day before you leave and take them on a long day beach hike.
These almond butter energy balls are also sure to impress if you love almond flavor!
Every bite is packed with natural sweetness! This is best enjoyed as cold as possible, but it will still be tasty if you leave it until later in the day. Make it the night before for optimal flavor!
For a fun day on the beach, there’s nothing better than this. This is a delicious recipe if you have kids and want to keep them from storming the ice cream truck with a healthy alternative.
While you might not be able to bring candles along, everyone can still enjoy the taste of a good birthday with these cookie bars in tow.
Here’s another take on energy balls reminiscent of Reese’s peanut butter cups. If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter fan, you might get addicted to these.
They’re chewy, light, and packed with flavor. Best of all, the protein from the peanut butter will keep you fuller for longer, so you don’t have to lug as many snacks around with you.
Every bite is like sinking your teeth into the world’s best chocolate cake. There’s nothing better for a calm, cozy day of reading at the beach.
You can easily customize this recipe to suit your needs. Pack the bars with dried fruit, add your favorite seeds or dip them in chocolate for a signature take on a granola bar.
You might also enjoy these 5-ingredient cashew energy bites!
Imagine that paired with the cheesy dust you know and love! This recipe gives it to you. Enjoy a healthy take on cheese chips thanks to a healthy dose of nutritional yeast.
They don’t taste like it, however! Every bite is sweet, comforting, and ideally suited to a warm day at the beach. You can also make a big batch to last you the whole week!
Paired with a healthy serving of feta and pesto, this is technically a savory dish. The sweet watermelon and creamy feta are a match made in heaven. The pesto adds a lovely vibrant twist.
This super simple spring roll recipe is easy to prepare the night before your beach trip. Pack the rolls with your favorite fresh vegetables to enjoy in a crunchy, tasty, vibrant package the next day.
This is like a healthier version of Cheetos. Once again, this snack would be easy to prepare the night before your big day out. It’s an ideal beach snack you can take while walking.
Add a ‘pick-me-up’ to your day at the beach with these rich, dark peanut butter energy balls. They’re dead simple to make! Plus, they keep for a long time so that you can enjoy them for your entire trip.
This is the ideal snack for a busy family. The bites are easy to eat while on the move, whether you’re enjoying a beach day, hiking, or hitting the road.
The delicious chili lime coating on these roasted chickpeas helps balance the peas’ earthiness. Trust me, a bag of these will disappear in no time, so make a ton!
These would also be a great addition in any trail mix.
Every bite is laden with chewy caramel. The saltiness of the popcorn helps pull it back, so you can keep enjoying handful after handful without getting tired of the taste.
This pretzel bites recipe won’t steer you wrong if you’re in a rush and need something simple to take with you.
You only need five minutes to bring everything together. You could make these in plenty of different flavors!
These are best enjoyed when plantains are in season, so make sure you head to your local market to pick these up. You can make a savory or sweet version, so experiment with your coatings!
As a side note, these are also great as holiday gifts. Tie a jar of candied pecans with a ribbon and place it in your loved ones’ stockings for a delicious treat on Christmas morning!
Making these for the first time can be finicky, so make sure to give yourself ample time. However, once you get the technique, you’ll never return to bagged chips again.
Try these brussels sprouts chips for another crunchy snack!
Plus, your little ones can carry them around without the risk of dousing their snacks in the sand. It’s a win-win for busy beach parents everywhere!
Tailor the snack mix to suit your unique needs. Maybe you’d like more chocolate and a little less fruit (I know I would). You can even get the kids involved in making it with you.
These are super easy to make. You only need to give them a quick spell in the oven to allow the coating to dry onto the nuts. Enjoy them hot, or package them up for a day at the beach.
This recipe only uses Italian seasoning for the chips, but you can go nuts with your specialty blend! Try a garlic herb combo, a sweet and spicy mix, or even a ranch powder seasoning.
If you dip them in chocolate, they’re just like Reese’s. Make these the night before your trip for a high-protein and delicious snack your kids will be clamoring for!
Even adults will love this mix thanks to the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness. Portion the snacks into individual bags, dole them out at the beach, and let the little ones run wild.
It’s also ridiculously easy to make! Cart this peanut butter dip along to the beach in a simple container, and bring a host of little snacks to dip into it.
If you loved this apple dip, these healthy apple nachos are sure to impress!
These cups are so cute, with a ton of different ingredients so everyone can graze at their leisure. The cups also help to keep the sand away from your valuable snacks, so that’s a huge plus.
After all, the world ‘sand’ may appear in sandwiches, but we don’t really want to crunch down on any unfortunate grains. These rolls are super portable and delicious, so they’re ideal for a beach day.
We’re concluding our list with an example of vegan genius! These funfetti protein bites basically look like miniature birthday cakes.
But they’re actually plant-based protein balls with a ton of health benefits. They taste amazing (thank you, sprinkles), and the oodles of protein will keep everyone going until the sun sets.
So, where are you planning on going for your day in the sun? Let me know your favorite beach day snack recipes in the comments below!
- 1. Cinnamon Apple Chips
- 2. Slow Cooker Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix
- 3. Cranberry Almond Energy Bites
- 4. Tropical Summer Party Fruit Salad
- 5. Chocolate Covered Pecans
- 6. Funfetti Cookie Bars
- 7. Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 8. Vegan Chocolate Muffins
- 9. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Granola Bars
- 10. Cheezy Dehydrator Kale Chips
- 11. Zucchini Apple Carrot Muffins
- 12. Watermelon Skewers with Feta and Mint Pesto
- 13. Fresh Vegan Spring Rolls
- 14. Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
- 15. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 16. Chili Lime Flavored Roasted Chickpeas
- 17. Popcorn with Butterscotch
- 18. Ranch Pretzels
- 19. Plantain Chips
- 20. Candied Pecans
- 21. Sweet Potato Chips
- 22. Kid Kabobs
- 23. Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
- 24. Chili Lime Cashews
- 25. Pita Chips
- 26. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
- 27. Beachy Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
- 28. Peanut Butter Apple Dip
- 29. Charcuterie Cups
- 30. Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
- 31. Vegan Funfetti Protein Bites
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious snacks recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients. You might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going, and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Beach Snack Recipe!
Which one of these recipes was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section or on Pinterest!