No day spent at the beach, lake, or water park is complete without a quality beach tote full of these yummy beach snacks!
Picture yourself lying in the sun with your toes in the sand and the sound of waves splashing around you with kids laughing and playing.
The only thing to make it better is some yummy food that you can easily grab out of your cooler and munch on!
All of these beach snacks are homemade so you can skip a trip to the store before your next trip to the seaside.
These snacks may be portable, don’t need to be warmed up, and can use little to no plasticware.
There are snacks for both the adults and the kids to enjoy here!
Keep the kids happy with the classic Ants On A Log or Smores Trail Mix.
Everyone will love your Picnic Salads In A Jar or grabbing a handful of Dehydrated Strawberries.
For an easy-to-eat snack, hand out some Antipasto Skewers!
These days spent at the beach will become lifetime memories and with the right snacks on hand, you can make the experience so much better!
Keep in mind, that these snacks are so yummy, that you may look forward to eating them more than actually going to the beach.
Fresh strawberries are always great, especially during the summer, but rather than eating the fruit by itself, let it dehydrate in the air fryer!
This will give it a chewy texture that keeps all of the sweetness you love.
Dehydrated Strawberries also go great added to other snacks you may bring along to the beach.
2. Chex Mix
One of the best parts of Chex Mix is enjoying so many different snacks in one bag.
When you make it yourself, you can control what goes in so you can leave out anything you tend to skip out on and put more of the pieces that you love!
This snack mix lasts about two weeks if it is sealed properly, so you can make it in advance and portion it out a bit for your fun day.
These soft Pretzel Bites are sort of like mini biscuits and soft pretzels combined into one.
Green olives and parmesan cheese are baked into each bite so there is no assembling needed before enjoying these!
Mustard makes a great side for these to be dipped in but to make it more hassle-free, you can eat them as is!
With a toothpick holding a couple of these pinwheels together, everyone can grab a few to snack on without having to touch all of the food, which we do have to consider when everyone is playing in the sand or dunking their hands in the salt water.
These are colorful and yummy with all of the ingredients that go inside like the hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, and prosciutto.
There are few snacks that fit into as many occasions as popcorn.
This is a very low-difficulty recipe that only includes three ingredients to put such a fun twist on your popcorn.
Everyone can pour out exactly how much they want and get a nice beach snack that will satisfy their sweet tooth!
For whatever reason, changing up how we eat our sandwiches can make it a lot more enjoyable.
Using skewers to enjoy your snacks is as easy as making a traditional sandwich but somehow it ends up tasting a lot better!
This is also a great way to sneak some more veggies into your kid’s meals since they will be sure to take a bite of every part of their sandwich.
Individual banana pudding cups make a great portable snack, even with messy hands.
Everyone can grab one jar, and a plastic spoon, and enjoy this popular dessert recipe in the shade.
As long as you have a cooler to keep these chilled, you can bring it along to your next beach day.
8. Mango Salsa
The good news about this salsa is it’s as quick to make as it is to all be eaten up!
Fresh mangoes add a nice burst of sweetness while red onions, jalapenos, and cilantro will give you more traditional salsa flavors.
Even if this is eaten with just chips, it is a great way to get some refreshing fruit in while spending a day out in the sun.
When the kids are busy swimming and running outside, they will need something filling to keep their energy up.
Rather than a traditional bag of trail mix, a few balls of trail mix mixture will make it much easier to enjoy and will give everyone tons of energy to keep having fun all day!
Another great beach snack recipe includes these bite-sized versions of Italian subs.
A full sandwich can be heavy and take up too much space in your cooler but with these pinwheels, you can pack a ton without everyone getting overwhelmingly full and needing a nap on the beach which inevitably leads to a sunburn!
11. Ranch Snack Mix
Ranch lovers will look forward to digging into this snack mix.
You can add in all of your favorite crackers and goldfish.
All of it is tossed in some ranch seasoning mix giving tons of flavor to otherwise simple tasting crackers.
If you find yourself having an internal struggle on whether to enjoy a salty or sweet snack, keep in mind you can easily have both in one!
They are full of summer flavor from the sprinkles and the vanilla icing that is drizzled on top.
13. Ants On A Log
Three ingredients are all it takes for a filling snack for the kids that you can feel good about serving up!
Many of us grew up enjoying these after school but it doesn’t have to be limited to just kids or during the school year!
Taking snacks to the beach ensures you can provide something satisfying, tasty, and nourishing for your kids.
Potato chips can always be found being eaten on the beach but sometimes we need something new to munch on.
These surprisingly leave all cheese out and are actually all plant-based!
Even if kale chips are something you tend to stay away from, these will definitely win you over!
A day at the beach doesn’t mean that you have to stick to processed foods and junk.
These Antipasto Skewers have tons of fresh ingredients and are super easy to eat.
There is even a very simple vinaigrette dressing to pour on top right before serving!
These Mini Blue Cheese Balls will win over anyone who thinks that blue cheese isn’t for them.
It is incredibly simple to prepare and even easier to devour!
Fresh fruit and crackers also pair well with these bite-sized cheese balls.
Salty and crispy snacks are a given when going to the beach.
Making a homemade mix that satisfies those cravings is so much easier when you realize you can use a can of chickpeas and frozen edamame.
There are no complicated seasonings involved in this, either.
Just some olive oil, salt, and pepper to top it all off!
Summer trips are no time to give up on eating something delicious!
Fortunately, you can take a little salad on the go, even to the beach, with a sturdy jar to store it in.
Salsa, lettuce, olives, beans, sour cream, and cheese are all layered on top of one another in a jar with tortilla chips on top to dip in!
Combining together cheese, mustard, puff pastry, and a beaten egg will give you your new favorite savory snack!
These Cheese & Mustard Straws are super easy to prepare and are a great handheld snack for enjoying during your downtime in between building sandcastles.
A great part of this recipe is the fact that once your pastries are all twisted up, you know just how big your straws will be since there isn’t a lot of shrinkage or puffing.
Although your easy pasta salad needs to stay cool until it is ready to be eaten, it won’t stay in the cooler for very long once everyone hears you have this packed away.
Pasta salad has been in my family as a hearty swimming party and beach snack go-to: from the lightly sweet Hawaiian Macaroni Salad to our faves #6 and #1 of these pasta salad options.
Some biodegradable forks and disposable bowls are all you need to snack on while on the beach or waterpark.
Melted chocolate is great with these pretzel bites but eating them by themselves will still result in a tasty beach snack.
Creamy peanut butter sweetens your bites while coarse sea salt sprinkled on top adds some saltiness.
If you decide to make these a day before your beach trip, you will want to keep them in an airtight container in order to keep the freshness in.
There are times when nothing will satisfy quite like tortilla chips.
If it is not in your plans to hit the grocery store, you can whip up your own batch in no time with common household ingredients!
Take this to the beach next time rather than buying a processed packaged bag!
Chicken salad and avocados are two ingredients that need to be combined in more recipes!
They work so well together and can be prepared in less than half an hour.
Whether inside a pita pocket, a lettuce wrap, in between toast, or dipped into with crackers, you will love how these taste.
S’mores are a typical post-dinner treat when camping during the summer but there is no reason you can’t enjoy this as a snack during a summer day spent at the beach!
There is no worry of burning yourself or your melted chocolate or marshmallows dripping onto you with this.
There is a lot of freedom in what you can add to this trail mix so you can add in anything that you think would taste good with this!
25. Pickle Rollups
These Pickle Rollups come together in about ten minutes and taste wonderful after being chilled in a cooler, letting the cream cheese harden up a bit.
There are only two steps and three ingredients for a delicious beach snack you will pinch yourself for not thinking of before!
26. Walking Tacos
A bag of chips is a great tool for making a portable taco you can enjoy at the beach.
Ground beef may be hard to add to this but including lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, and all of your other favorite toppings will be a great way to transform a bag of chips into beach-friendly tacos!
Cold ice cream on a hot beach is a recipe for satisfaction!
Instead of ice cream, you can make these Bite-sized Frozen Yogurt Buttons for a creamy way to enjoy a smaller portion of a dessert.
Kids will beg to have more and even adults will find themselves sneaking a few of these.
The bottom line
These 27 beach snacks are great additions to a fun-filled day spent outside with the sun shining, breeze blowing, and waves crashing around you!
You will have the right level of energy to enjoy the beach all day with these homemade snacks!
- Dehydrated Strawberries
- Chex Mix
- Olive Parmesan Pretzel Bites
- Tuscan Herb Hummus, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pinwheels
- White Chocolate Popcorn
- Sandwich Skewers
- Banana Pudding Cups
- Mango Salsa
- Trail Mix Energy Bites
- Italian Sub Pinwheels
- Ranch Snack Mix
- Funfetti Soft Pretzel Sticks
- Ants On A Log
- Nacho “Cheese” Kale Chips
- Antipasto Skewers
- Mini Blue Cheese Balls
- Crispy Chickpea & Edamame Snack
- Picnic Salads In A Jar
- Cheese & Mustard Straws
- Creamy Pasta Salad
- Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bites
- Lime Chili Baked Chips
- Avocado Chicken Salad
- S’mores Trail Mix
- Pickle Rollups
- Walking Tacos
- Frozen Yogurt Buttons
- Find your favorite recipe from our Beach Snacks list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start preparing and make us proud!