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    17 Beach Hacks That Are 841% Genius

    It's beach season!

    1. Instead of carrying all of your beach gear on your shoulders, use a sled to slide it through the sand.

    2. DIY a beachfront swimming pool by digging a hole and using a large trash bag or a cheap shower curtain.

    3. Bring a bottle of baby powder to the beach to get sand off quickly.

    beach hack: sand is stuck on you and a towel won't do the trick? shake on a little baby powder and brush it right off! #doitright #contest

    4. Put a pinwheel up next to your belongings to be able to quickly identify your campsite in the sea of towels and chairs.

    5. Keep cool with some chilled lip balm.

    6. Dig a small canal and ditch from the shoreline to your chair so you can dip your toes in the water but also stay in the shade.

    7. Freeze wet sponges and use them as cheap, lightweight, and reusable ice packs to keep your drinks cold.

    8. Bring a fitted sheet and secure it on each of the four corners to create a sand barrier.

    Our favourite beach hack is taking a fitted sheet and putting bags/coolers in each of the 4 corners to keep sand out & babies in! #babyhour

    9. Use a mesh laundry hamper for an easy way to transport and clean sand toys.

    10. Dig a hole in the sand, dump some ice in it, and make a cooler that's super easy to clean up.

    11. Wrap all of your valuables in a diaper so it looks used and thieves will be less likely to steal it.

    _sideman44 / Via Twitter: @_Sideman44

    12. Turn your flip-flops over so the bottoms of your feet don't fry when you slide them back on after a day in the sun.

    13. Dig a hole and layer it with blankets or towels to make the perfect snooze spot for little ones (or big ones).

    washandgosd / Via Twitter: @Washngosd

    14. Freeze aloe into ice cubes to cool those wickedly painful sunburns.

    16. Put your phone in a plastic baggie to make it waterproof! (And yes, you can still use it and hear it through the bag!)

    17. And always, ALWAYS be aware of rip currents. They're super dangerous, so stay safe out there!

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