1 Bring along some baby powder
Fed up of sandy skin after a day at the beach? Pack a small container of talcum powder to instantly dry out the sand that’s usually impossible to get rid of. At the end of the day just rub it onto your skin and it removes all the sand, perfect if you're just about to jump into your car.
2 Protect your phone in a resealable plastic bag
Keep sand and water out without having to leave your phone at the hotel by placing it inside a resealable plastic bag. Turns out you can even use the phone through the bag to keep it extra protected. You might want to pack an additional bag for your camera as well.
3 Disguise your valuables
In the run-up to your trip, start saving empty sun cream bottles and lip balm containers to hold your keys and money while you’re at the beach. Or hide them in a baby's nappy - it's unlikely anyone will stop to examine the contents...
4 Leave your flip-flops face down
When you ditch your shoes at the beach, take the time to turn them face down to avoid uncomfortably hot feet when it’s time to leave. It's just a little 'hack' but one that can make all the difference at the end of a long hot afternoon.