“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James


A summer afternoon on the beach is simply, quintessential for a relaxation and pleasure. When it is accompanied by the best seasonal delights, it makes the experience all the more satisfying. Our top choices for the best beach foods are things that don’t melt or spoil and don’t make you too thirsty or feel too fluffy. Our picks include:

Sliced watermelon and cantaloupe: It’s both a food and a thirst quencher – it’s guilt free

Strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches, and apricots: Delicious and sweet, a great dessert that won’t melt

Tree nuts, seeds and legumes: Slow to spoil; packed with protein and flavor and go great with fruit. Try raw and unsalted almonds, cashews and brazil nuts; lightly salted and roasted peanuts and soy beans; sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are always a favorite.

Sliced celery, carrots and cucumbers: These fresh flavored veggies can even be sliced and then stored in iced water that you can drink – think “spa water” and you can even add a little fresh mint

Frozen bottles of water: It melts slowly and can be used to keep foods and even your body cool. Freeze a few bottles the night before your beach visit

Freshly baked bread: What’s a day without the staff of life? A fresh petite loaf goes great with all of the above.