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16 Yummy Beach Party Appetizers Everyone Will Love

Every beach-lover knows how much fun a seaside party can be. No matter the occasion, a summer gathering cannot be complete without yummy finger food! If you are out of ideas what to food to serve, try some of these easy-to-prepare beach party appetizers!

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Written by Anett Victoria

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Bacon-wrapped chicken and prawns on the barbie

Chicken or seafood bites wrapped in a mini blanket of apple-smoked bacon are the perfect summer-party finger foods when grilled.

Bacon-wrapped chicken bites on the grill

Cut 2–3-inch pieces of bacon and wrap marinated chicken fillet cubes or fresh seafood securing with a toothpick or placed on prepared skewers over medium grill. Heat until firm. Serve with a spicy chipotle or horseradish sauce!

Salsa’s galore

When thinking about what food to bring to the beach, you can never go wrong with salsa! Simple recipes containing fresh peaches or pineapple are easy to make and so colorful.

Salsa served with tortilla

Adding ingredients of cool and refreshing mint, cilantro, spicy onion or jalapeños, and lime will kick up those highly compatible flavors folks will want more of. The not-so-hardest part is dicing up the ingredients and mixing them together! Besides the traditional tortillas and chips, serve cucumber slices, celery, and carrot sticks too, healthy eaters will love them!

Grilled plantains

For an authentic Caribbean flair grilled plantains are just the thing. Easy beach party appetizers like this can be made in advance. Cut plantains in the peel, in half lengthwise. Cook flesh side down on covered grill for 15 minutes. When ready, mix a little honey, coconut oil, and lime together to be smoothed over flesh and cook another 15 minutes face down. Serve warm or cold.

Chia pudding with grilled plantains on top

If you’ve got too many plantains, you save a few for the dessert section too! Prepare Chia Pudding in small cups the night before the party, and top it with the yummy grilled, berries or nuts right before serving! A delicious healthy dessert loaded with good fats, protein, and fiber!

Fresh fruit on a stick

When you have toddlers at your party, you want some ready-to-eat kid-friendly beach snacks that are not full of vitamins and delicious. Fresh fruit bites satisfy hungry and thirsty kids, pronto!

Fruit pieces on stick

Kids can help make this appetizer, too. Cut fresh fruit (peach, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, or any fruit you like) into 3/4″ slices and thread them onto wooden sticks. To create beach-themed forms, use an animal cookie-cutter that can be pressed into the fruit to form fun starfish and fish shapes. Grown-ups love ’em, too!

Charcuterie board

Snacks that travel well in a cooler are expressly designed for creating a lovely charcuterie board filled with decadent cheeses, meats, crackers, nuts, and fruits. It’s the perfect storm of flavor options in one.

Charcuterie board with cheeses nut fruits

Kept in original wrappings during transport, these easy-to-serve items can be sliced and beautifully arranged in no time.

Deviled eggs

Taste-worthy beach party finger food ideas like the mouth-watering party staple of delicious deviled eggs are always an appetizer favorite.

Deviled eggs with carrot on plate

Whether a traditional recipe is preferred or daring choices of impressive ingredients like garlic, cranberry pieces, or chilies are added, these bite-sized yummies never hang around for long.

Mussels take no muscles

Ladies and gents, serving authentic beach-worthy fare is only a boiling pot away. Beach party appetizers that are scrumptious all on their own deserve palates that understand what the lack of fuss is all about. Just a few tasty ingredients in one big pot with a lid will bring that beach party to life.

Pigs in a blanket

The classic ‘Pigs in a Blanket’ make a perfect beach party appetizer. Cut refrigerated crescent roll dough into the perforated triangles made available. Wrap Li’l Smokie sausages in the triangle and bake according to crescent roll baking instructions.

Pigs in blanket appetizers

This one is super easy and fun to make. To spice up the bites, feel free to add unexpected ingredients before baking like chili flakes, rosemary, or shredded parmesan cheese.

Sausage and pineapple bites

Preparing for a beach vacation means lots of opportunities to serve amazing and uncomplicated dishes. Start with grilling or broiling favorite sausages. Slice into 1-inch bites. Top slices with fresh pineapple chunks, secure with a toothpick, and voila, easy-breezy beach hors d’oeuvre are born.


This beachy dessert needs no introduction. It is one of the top beach party staples that inspires fabulous memories!

Yummy smores

Milk chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallow sandwiches, lightly toasted to golden perfection brings home the beach party bacon every time.

Coastal sliders

An easy beach meal for a crowd groups carbs, proteins, texture, and flavor in one mouth-pleasing serving. Place the bottoms of slider buns in a glass Pyrex baking dish. Generously brush Dijon mustard on the bottoms.

Layer Swiss cheese, thinly sliced ham, cod, or salmon, thinly sliced yellow onion, pineapple (according to taste), and fresh cilantro. Place tops of slider bun on top. Brush with butter. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top. Warm until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasty. These hearty little bites are sure to please everyone!

Beachy dipped pretzels

Chocolate or yogurt-coated pretzels are an easy grocery find. This no-brainer dessert gets kicked up a notch by topping individual pretzel pieces with white chocolate starfish, seashells, or other marine creatures that make a darling snack or dessert temptation.

Chocolate dipped pretzels

Scrumptious sand pudding

A super-quick and ultra-fun-to-eat party appetizer or food for beach picnic for those who have a sweet tooth! Layer vanilla pudding and crushed graham crackers in a clear serving dish. Top with gummy fish and starfish. Folks will gobble this treat up as fast as a shark!

Crab rolls

Fresh crab makes a wonderful protein replacement for tortilla rolls. Fresh flour or jicama tortillas, topped with fresh lump crabmeat, a little lemon, lettuce, dill, and parsley create an excellent beachy bite loaded with flavor and freshness. Mix it up by adding dill-flavored cream cheese or tarragon to excite guests into trying a super flavory pronounced crab roll.

Caprese sticks

Light and hearty, caprese cups are so easy to make, easy to transport, and very easy to munch on. Just simply put grape tomatoes, small mozzarella balls, and fresh basil slices on a wooden stick or toothpick.

Caprese sticks

For moisture and flavor, top them with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Serve alone or as a perfect side to a larger menu plan.

Adult power juice

Any ice-cold pitcher loves to hold favorite adult beverage concoctions. A beautiful combination of juiced watermelon, white rum, and fresh mint is all a beach party needs to walk romantic shores in style.

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