The Most Refreshing Treats for a Hot Day at the Beach


The Most Refreshing Treats for a Hot Day at the Beach | Sun-Surf Realty


Nothing tastes better on a hot day at the beach than some refreshing treats that both satisfy your craving for something cold—and that taste really good, too. Here are a few of our favorite beach foods that will make you say "aaahhhhh". Click on each photo to save it to your Pinterest page and then follow Sun-Surf Realty on Pinterest while you're there. Try a few (or all) of these beach eats during your next Emerald Isle, NC beach vacation. Don't forget to let us know which are your favorites!


Watermelon Slice in Sticks | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Cold Watermelon

However you slice it, watermelon is one of the most refreshing beach treats. It's quick, easy, healthy and tasty. Have you ever tried cutting it like this? Click on the photo for the how-to!

Frozen Fruit on a Skewer | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Frozen Fruit To Go

Fruit is a good go-to beach snack, but frozen fruit is even better. Skewer them up and pop them in the freezer for a few hours, then pack them in your beach cooler. Kids love them, too!

Toothpicks with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Caprese Kabobs

Summer days mean caprese everything. Keep it simple by skewering bite-size portions on a cocktail toothpick and adding tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella. Dip in balsamic glaze. Enjoy!

Jars containing layers of food to go | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Snacks in a Cup

These snacks in a cup are genius. Find a container that works for you and load it up with layers of a few of your favorite things. Click on the photo for some of the best pairing ideas. 

Frozen lemonade with a cherry and straw | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Frozen Lemonade

Nothing quenches your thirst like a frosty lemonade. This recipe is easy and you can make it right in your Emerald Isle vacation rental with lemon, ice, water, and maraschino cherries. Voilà! 

Half Iced Tea Half Lemonade in a Glass | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Arnold Palmer

Half lemonade, half iced tea, the Arnold Palmer is a summer drink classic. This homemade recipe from Tyler Florence is just right to enjoy on the beach, on the deck—or anywhere, really.

Woman Peeling Away a Dixie Cup from a Popsicle | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Dixie Cup Pops

Raise your hand if your mom made these when you were a kid! Blend fruit, sugar, water and/or yogurt and freeze in dixie cups. The dixie doubles as a wrapper for a no-fuss, no-mess frozen treat.

Strawberries filled with cream cheese and topped with graham cracker crumbs | Sun-Surf Realty Emerald Isle NC

Strawberries Bites

Strawberry cream cheese bites? Yes, please! Simple yet satisfying, you will love these. Click on the photo for the recipe and then make them on your next beach vacation for a special treat.


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