The 20 Best Beach Snacks

by - Friday, June 23, 2023

When you're enjoying a day under the sun and by the shore, having tasty snacks on hand is essential. From refreshing fruit skewers to savory bites, these snacks are designed to be portable, delicious, and easy to prepare. 

Whether you're looking for healthy options like veggie wraps and Greek yogurt parfaits or crave indulgence with treats like frozen yogurt bites and stuffed dates, we've got you covered. So throw on your favorite monogrammed swimsuit, slather on the sunscreen, and keep reading.

1. Fresh Fruit Skewers

Enjoy the refreshing sweetness of fresh fruit on a sunny beach day, and thread your favorite fruit chunks on a skewer (or ten skewers). 

These colorful and juicy treats provide vitamins and antioxidants, especially skewers full of red grapes, mango slices, cantaloupe, papaya, strawberries, apricots, raspberries, and pears. It’s a true rainbow. 

2. Beach Trail Mix

When you need a snack that offers a mix of textures and flavors, a beach trail mix is the way to go. This delightful combination of nuts, dried fruits, and a touch of chocolate creates a satisfying and energizing snack for strolling down the beach and lying under an umbrella.  

Choose a variety of your favorite nuts, like almonds, cashews, and walnuts, and combine them with dried fruits such as cranberries, raisins, and apricots. For a touch of indulgence, add some dark chocolate chips to the mix. Yum!

3. Watermelon Popsicles

When the sun is blazing, there's nothing more refreshing than cooling down with watermelon popsicles. These frozen treats are not only delicious but also hydrating

Simply blend fresh watermelon chunks until smooth, pour the juice into popsicle molds, and freeze them until solid. The result is a fruity and icy delight that will quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth. No matter how hydrating your snacks are, make sure to drink water or lemonade, and make sure to stick your drink in the Monogrammed Sand Buddy to keep your drink sand-free and out of anyone else’s hands. 

4. Veggie Wraps

For a light and nutritious beach snack, look no further than veggie wraps. Packed with an array of crisp vegetables and flavorful spreads, these wraps offer a refreshing option for beachgoers. 

Start by selecting your favorite vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, bell peppers, and carrots. Spread a layer of hummus or cream cheese on a tortilla or a wrap of your choice, then layer the veggies on top. Roll it up tightly and slice it into bite-sized portions, then put your wraps in a cooler, because hot cream cheese is no one’s dream beach day. 

5. Homemade Granola Bars

When you're in need of a snack that provides both sustenance and convenience, homemade granola bars are the way to go. These chewy and flavorful bars are packed with oats, nuts, and dried fruits, offering a wholesome and filling option for beach outings. This granola recipe has a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 25, and an enjoy time of seconds. 

Prepare a batch ahead of time and pack them in individual portions for grab-and-go snacking at the beach. Homemade granola bars are not only delicious but also a great source of energy, making them a go-to snack for active beach lovers.

6. Mini Caprese Skewers

Bring a taste of Italy to the beach with mini Caprese skewers. These bite-sized delights combine the classic flavors of cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil. 

Simply thread a cherry tomato, a small piece of mozzarella, and a basil leaf onto toothpicks or skewers. Drizzle them with a balsamic glaze or a sprinkle of salt and pepper for an extra burst of flavor. 

Mini Caprese skewers offer a light and elegant snack option that captures the essence of summer, providing a delightful balance of tangy, creamy, and herbal notes.

7. Greek Yogurt Parfait

For a creamy and protein-packed beach snack, indulge in a Greek yogurt parfait. Layer thick Greek yogurt with your favorite berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, in a portable container. You can add a sprinkle of granola or a drizzle of honey for some extra texture and sweetness. 

Greek yogurt parfaits are not only delicious but also provide a good dose of calcium, probiotics, and antioxidants. Whether you enjoy it as a refreshing snack or a light breakfast option, this parfait will keep you feeling satisfied and nourished during your beach adventures.

8. Frozen Grapes

Stay cool and satisfy your sweet tooth with frozen grapes. These bite-sized frozen treats are easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. All you need to do is wash and dry your grapes before placing them in the freezer for a couple of hours — yup, it's that breezy.

Enjoy them one by one, or toss them into your beach cooler to keep other snacks chilled. Don't have a beach cooler yet? Check out our fab Monogrammed Beach Cooler Tote — it's easy to carry and has undeniable beach vibes. 

9. Hummus and Veggie Sticks

Enjoy a light and nutritious beach snack by dipping crunchy veggie sticks into creamy hummus. Carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumber slices make perfect dippers. 

This delicious combination provides a protein boost, a refreshing crunch, and a dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

10. Peanut Butter Energy Balls

For a quick and energizing snack, try peanut butter energy balls. Made with peanut butter, oats, honey, and optional ingredients like chia seeds or chocolate chips, these no-bake treats are pretty simple to make. 

Simply mix, roll into bite-sized balls, and refrigerate. Packed with carbs, healthy fats, and protein, they provide sustained energy for hunting for sand dollars and seashells. 

11. Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Enjoy refreshing cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches. Spread cream cheese on whole wheat bread or crackers, top with thin cucumber slices, and add dill or lemon juice for extra flavor. 

These light, satisfying snacks are a snap to assemble — simply pack and enjoy by the seaside.

12. Antipasto Skewers

Indulge in savory antipasto skewers, a Mediterranean-inspired beach snack. Thread salami, cheese cubes, olives, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers for a delightful blend of salty, tangy, and savory flavors.

These skewers offer protein and healthy fats so you can get ready to crush another beach volleyball serve.

13. Smoothie Popsicles

Blend your favorite fruits and yogurt into smoothies, then freeze them into popsicles for a refreshing and fruity beach treat. 

Choose a combination of fruits like bananas, berries, mangoes, or peaches, and blend them with yogurt or a splash of fruit juice. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. Toast yourself with your smoothie popsicle as you watch the sun set below the horizon.

14. Pretzel Bites With Mustard Dip

Satisfy your salty cravings with bite-sized pretzel pieces paired with tangy mustard dip. Choose pretzel bites or twist pretzels. Pair them with a side of spicy mustard or honey mustard for dipping — so classy. 

The soft, doughy pretzels with the bold flavors of mustard will make you never want to eat any other beach snack ever again. Bake your own soft pretzels or reheat frozen ones from your local grocery store. 

15. Sliced Bell Peppers With Guacamole

This snack is the bell of the ball.

Enjoy the vibrant colors and fresh flavors of sliced bell peppers with a side of creamy guacamole. Slice bell peppers into thin strips for optimal snacking. Guacamole, made from ripe avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and seasonings, provides a rich and creamy dip for the peppers. 

Bell peppers are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, while guacamole offers heart-healthy fats. This beach snack is delicious and nutritious, ensuring you have a well-rounded nibble that is both refreshing and satisfying. 

16. Cheese and Crackers

It’s not only for charcuterie boards for holiday parties. It’s a beach must-have.

Savor the timeless beach snack of cheese and crackers for a simple and satisfying treat. Select a range of cheeses like cheddar, Gouda, or Swiss, and pair them with your preferred crackers or crispbreads. The creamy, tangy cheese complements the crunchy texture of the crackers, creating a delightful snack.

With no-stress packing and minimal preparation, cheese and crackers are a smart choice for beach relaxation or a quick refuel during your seaside escapades.

17. Mini Quiches

Prepare bite-sized quiches filled with your favorite ingredients for a savory and portable beach snack. Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, and your choice of veggies, meat, or herbs. Pour the mixture into a mini muffin tin and bake until golden and set. Pat yourself on the back. 

Mini quiches offer protein, veggies, and savory flavors, making them a satisfying snack option for people of all ages. Enjoy them while kicking back in your favorite Monogrammed Beach Chair and taking in the sun's warm rays.

18. Frozen Yogurt Bites

Create tasty and refreshing frozen yogurt bites by freezing dollops of yogurt with fruit toppings. Spoon yogurt onto a lined baking sheet, add fresh fruit, freeze until firm, and enjoy straight from the freezer.

These cool and creamy treats offer a lighter alternative to ice cream, packed with sweetness, tanginess, and the benefits of probiotics.

19. Popcorn

Popcorn is a classic choice — and not just for movie theaters. Pack some air-popped or lightly salted popcorn in a resealable bag or container for a quick munching option. 

Popcorn is a whole-grain snack that offers fiber and a satisfying crunch. It's low in calories and can be enjoyed in moderation while lounging on your beach towel. Whether you opt for buttery or savory flavors, this classic snack is a versatile one that adds a touch of fun and simplicity to your beach day or even an outdoor movie night!

20. Stuffed Dates

Experience decadence with stuffed dates — a sweet and energizing beach treat. Remove date pits and fill them with nut butter, cream cheese, or dark chocolate. The natural sweetness of dates combines with rich fillings for a delightful fusion of flavors. 

Enjoy these quick and satisfying bites to stay fueled during beach adventures.

How Do You Keep Food Cold at the Beach?

To keep food cold at the beach, you can use a cooler with plenty of ice or ice packs. Ensure the cooler is well-insulated and keep it in a shaded area. Pre-chill the food and drinks, and try not to open the cooler too often to peek at your delish snacks. Hint: Frozen water bottles can be both ice and refreshing drinks — win/win!

How Do You Keep Sand Away From Beach Snacks?

To keep sand away from beach snacks, bring along one of our Monogrammed Lightweight Beach Towels. Anchor the corners with bags or coolers to keep them from flipping up in the wind, creating a sand-free zone. Place your snacks on this elevated surface, away from sandy disturbances. Now you can munch on your treats without any unexpected crunch!

How Do You Keep Seagulls Away From Food at the Beach?

To keep those sneaky seagulls away from your beach food, form a "human shield" by having friends sit in a circle around the food as you eat. Get creative with scare tactics like wearing wacky hats or using silly gestures. Alternatively, use beach umbrellas or a mesh food cover to outsmart those crafty birds. Let the food feasting begin without any feathered thieves!

Wrapping Things Up

And there you have it — the 20 best beach snacks for a delightful and satisfying beach experience. Whether you prefer light and refreshing options like fruit skewers or frozen yogurt bites or savory choices like antipasto skewers and stuffed dates, these snacks cater to all tastes and cravings. With their easy preparation and portability, they are the perfect companions for a day of sun, sand, and relaxation. 

So pack your Monogrammed Mesh Beach Bag with these delectable treats, sit back in your favorite beach chair, and savor every bite as you soak up the sun and create lasting memories.

Here at Marleylilly, we understand the importance of enjoying good food while making the most of your beach getaway. That's why we've curated a line of beach accessories designed to keep your favorite snacks fresh and accessible during your sandy adventures. 

Whether you need a personalized bag to carry your beach snacks or a spacious cooler to keep them chilled, we're here to help and look good doing it. 


Watermelon's Benefits | Watermelon Board 

Whole Grains | Popcorn

Yogurt | The Nutrition Source | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 


Granola Bars Recipe | Allrecipes

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