Monday, August 6, 2012

Beach Sail

Last year when my family and I went on a trip to West Palm Beach Florida.  We purchased a screened in room that we "thought" would be perfect for the beach to keep out the bugs and the sun. 

The beach had other ideas,  it bent and folded under the pressure of the wind and we were constantly trying to stand it back up and fix was quite an ordeal.

THEN, along came a man and his son with this AWESOME beach sail that he put together in like two minutes!! 
I NEEDED one of those!!!
When I researched the sail online I found they were charging $170 for one...THAT'S CRAZY!!!

So, of course I said to my husband, "I am making one!!!"

I conveniently had enough fabric and just enough thread that the only thing I had to purchase were the PVC pipes and the Sand Anchor. 

This year when we headed to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with family I had my new sails!!!
I also made bags for all of the pieces to fit in, 
along with a new beach bag that is big enough to hold my 9 year old son!!

I decided to make two sails, one for my husband and I
 and one for the kids ♥

The Sand Anchor, 
found at any Ace hardware store, or online for about $15.


Each sail has a "foot sock" that you fill with sand to hold it in place.

I was so happy that I made two,  
the kids had so much fun being buried underneath it without getting sunburned or too hot!!!


  1. What a neat idea! I've never seen one of those before.

  2. GENIUS!!
    i love the "sand feet". weights that say at the beach so you don't have to lug them back and forth.


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