Create a Dreamy Day at the Beach in Your Own Backyard

Do you have fond memories of your whole family enjoying a dreamy, laid-back beach vacation? Can you still feel the sunshine on your face, the warm ocean breeze in your hair, and the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night? There’s just something special about being at the beach. But for those of us living nowhere near the coast, there are still ways to recreate that fabulous feeling at home with a zero-entry pool. Here are a few of our favorite backyard beach ideas.

Obviously, you’ll need some water. If that water happens to be in a pool, even better! If you’ve been thinking about getting a pool to cool off on hot summer days, it’s time to take the plunge. Inground fiberglass pools are a great option—they’re durable, elegant, low-maintenance, and are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

But if you really want to do it right, get a patented (US Patent 10,472,839) beach entry fiberglass pool, the Sandal or the Grace, from Thursday Pools. You can bask in the sun, relax on the “shore,” and dip your toes in the water anytime you want!

What’s a day at the beach without a friendly game of beach volleyball? Water activities are good exercise and a great way to get everybody into the pool and active for a fun time together. From inflatable or portable versions to permanent setups that anchor into your pool deck, there are options available for any pool. 

All of that fun in the sun is going to work up an appetite, so plan to have plenty of beach party snacks on deck. Use sand buckets and beach shovels for a festive summer twist on your chips and dip, and don’t forget the fun paper umbrellas! Whip up a tropical fruit punch and use floating pieces of frozen fruit to keep it cold for hours.

The beach is all about being unplugged, so tell your friends and family to leave their devices at the door (OK, except for the occasional selfie). Read a book (remember those?) to relax or get active with some beach volleyball in the pool. Put on some reggae music to set the mood, or find your favorite beach party playlist.

As the sun goes down, light up the lawn torches, wrap up in a blanket, and bask in the glow from the fire pit as you reflect on a wonderful day spent with friends and family at your backyard beach!

Ready to create your own backyard beach paradise? With your new beach entry fiberglass pool, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood. Enjoy all the best parts of a day at the beach without all the sand in your swimsuit and have your own beach party right outside your home every day.