Snack Recommendations for the Beach

Jul 28, 2023 | Beach Tips

So you’re planning a trip to Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, or Ocean Isle Beach? Or, maybe you’re in the midst of preparing for a visit to another beach. No matter the case, especially if you have children, you know they’re hungry constantly, well, at the first lull in activity, if you know what we mean. 

As you’re choosing snacks, you have to consider where you’re going to be. You also have to consider that with so much going on, children won’t want to sit down and eat a major meal that takes time to consume. They want to get right back into the action. 

Since you’re dealing with the mess and trying to keep everything regulated, you also want to consider what you can easily have underneath your cabana rental in Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, or Ocean Isle Beach. 

Here’s a list of some of our favorite beach snacks:  


Fruit is a win all the way around. First and foremost, it’s rich in vitamins and minerals that your child’s little growing body needs to thrive. For instance, strawberries are rich in vitamin C and potassium. 

They consist mainly of water and fiber, two other nutrients that the body needs. And their sugar content is low, consisting of glucose, sucralose, and fructose. 

Watermelon and cantaloupe are other excellent choices to include for snacks. Both of these have a high water content to help your little one stay hydrated while in the heat. 

Especially if you have multiple children with different preferences, it might benefit you to make a fruit tray. They can grab a piece here or there as they want. You can even add some veggies to that tray as well.  

For a bit of a surprise, you could also freeze cherries, grapes, and blueberries. Your child will still get the benefits of the fruits, but they’re frozen treats – winning all the way around! 

Snack Wraps 

Sandwiches are the go-to meal for the beach, but wraps are taking over. What’s nice about these is you can create small ones that your child can grab on the go. They don’t have to sit down and consume a meal. They merely grab one and go back to enjoying the beach. 

And they’re as simple as using breaded chicken, or making your own, and adding some lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc. 

You can also create an assortment of variations depending on your family’s preferences. For instance, peanut butter, banana, and granola are an option if your family has more of a sweet tooth or doesn’t consume meat. 

Rice Cakes 

Rice cakes are low in calories but still provide that crunch that many people love. Plus, there are so many flavors. These can’t act as an entire meal, but if you purchase the larger ones, your child may grab one and snack on it on the go.

We can’t forget to mention that these are a good source of energy, which is ideal if your child is the active type. 

Trail Mix

Make some homemade trail mix. You can choose exactly what you want in it. So, while you can include some M&Ms for a hint of something sweet, as a bit of a treat, you don’t have to do that. 

Create a bold or spicy mix instead. 

Plus, when you’re including peanuts and raisins, for instance, you’re providing your child with protein and antioxidants, among other nutrients. 

At Beach Boys Cabanas, we offer cabanas rentals in Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, and Ocean Isle Beach. We see firsthand that the people who rent from us are all about convenience. That’s why we had to create a list of some of the foods ideal for the beach, just taking one extra step to help you plan your vacation.

Book your beach rental today by calling us at 910-712-3776. To make trip planning even more convenient, you can use our online tool to book