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Guide to happiness: how to keep your drinks cold at the beach

As the temperature drops, travel fever rises, and often you find yourself next to your laptop looking for last minute deals to somewhere warm. What would be nicer right now than lay on a sunny beach with a cold drink. In case your travel budget doesn’t allow the treats of a beach bar, there is an easy and inexpensive way of keeping your drinks cold at the beach.


Cool beach refreshments are only a few simple steps away. Once you have chosen your spot on the beach, start exploring your surroundings. Your aim is to find a bucket, an empty flower pot or any other container that holds water.

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It’s perfectly fine to borrow a bucket from the terrace of a closed beach bar, as it is an emergency situation. Just remember to return the container exactly where you found it once you don’t need it anymore.

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Take the pot you found and go by the water…

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…and fill your pot with cold sea water.

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There is a risk of splashes but you need to make sacrifices for the greater good, even if it means getting a bit wet.

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Mission accomplished? Great!

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Place the drinks you have bought from the nearby supermarket into the bucket filled with water.

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Make sure that your drinks stay out of direct sunshine.

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Once your drinks have cooled down, find the nearest tool for opening the bottle.

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…and enjoy!

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Spend a relaxing day at the beach with invigorating refreshments. Keep your environment clean – take your garbage to the bin and return the bucket you borrowed before you leave.

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Have a sunny and enjoyable holiday!

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Haha, thanks for both of you. Sometimes it good to go a bit silly. The pictures are actually taken about 2,5 years ago, so I didn’t travel to Spain just for this post. But anyway, glad to hear you enjoyed it! 😉

  2. If you can’t find a bucket, you can dig a hole in the sand and bury your cans and bottles there, too. (I recommend not burying them entirely, though, so they’re easier to find.) This works even in full sun, but shady is, of course, best.

    1. That’s a very good tip, also works in case the sea water is too warm to keep drinks cold! 🙂 Anyone else having good tips for keeping drinks nice and cool at the beach? 😀 Now I really want to go for a beach holiday…

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