How to Do a Romantic Dinner on the Beach

Enjoy the beach with your loved one.Enjoy the beach with your loved one.

Couples can use creativity to keep the romance alive. That's especially the case if you've been together for a long time. Romantic experiences and activities are indispensable. Plan a surprise for your sweetheart by taking her to a secluded beach for a romantic affair. This is not only cost-effective, but will also score you significant points in the romance department. Learn how to do a romantic dinner on the beach and enjoy a special evening together.

Prepare the food. Planning the best food to bring is crucial as it needs to be beach-friendly and also a step up from deli sandwiches and fried chicken. Bring lemon-baked chicken and risotto or skewers of teriyaki meat and grilled green peppers. Both are tasty when cooked or when cold. Pack along chunks of watermelon and pineapple.

Pack some sweet treats. Bring cupcakes with brightly-colored frosting, such as orange or blue. Pack the foods and dessert in a picnic basket or a small cooler.

Add drinks such as champagne and two lightweight champagne flutes. If you don't drink alcohol or have to drive shortly afterwards, bring sparkling apple cider. Pack bottles of water to stay hydrated.

Bring paper plates, cups, and plastic utensils to the romantic dinner on the beach. Bring plenty of napkins. Include two paper or vinyl tablecloths.

Take along one or two portable lanterns in case it gets dark while you eat dinner. That way you can take your time and not worry about it getting dark.

Set up the scene before you start the dinner. Find the a secluded spot that also has space for you both to sit. Lay out the tablecloths and arrange the food and champagne. Place two battery-powered candles in the middle of the food.

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Things You Will Need

  • Lemon-baked chicken
  • Risotto
  • Skewers
  • Teriyaki meat
  • Green peppers
  • Watermelon
  • Cupcakes
  • Picnic basket
  • Small cooler (optional)
  • Champagne
  • Champagne flutes
  • Sparkling cider (optional)
  • Water bottles
  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Two paper tablecloths
  • Two vinyl tablecloths (optional)
  • Portable lanterns
  • Two battery-powered candles
  • Bug spray


  • Take along bug spray to prevent getting bitten.

About the Author

Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.

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