Create Your Own Backyard Beach Bar!

Making your own backyard beach bar is a great way to take advantage of your outdoor space. You'll have an even more relaxing area to spend time in, and somewhere to throw summer celebrations.
Create Your Own Backyard Beach Bar!

Last update: 17 March, 2019

Backyards are a perfect place for fun and relaxation. And it’s great when they’re well-decorated, well-kept, and have all the accessories you need to get the most out them. So, creating a backyard beach bar is probably one of the best ways to make it a fun place.

During the warmer times of the year, all we want to do is be outside, day and night. This means if you have a backyardyou probably want to get the most out of it. 

Whether for a party or a family get-together, having a beach bar in your backyard will mean an outdoor area to store drinks, make food, or even just to relax in.

What does a backyard beach bar say about you?

beach bar by pool

It might sound a bit weird and unusual to have a beach bar in your backyard. But it can have a very unique function as part of your home. It’s a space for relaxation.

You can find beach bars on the beach, at outdoor clubs, public pools, parks, etc…So why shouldn’t you have one in your house? You’re creating a personal relaxation area like you can find in public places.

Plus, if you have a pool this is the perfect combination for an amazing party. 

How to create your own backyard beach bar

First, you need to have a big backyardwith enough space for the beach bar. Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • You should pick a corner. If there’s any specific part of the backyard that’s empty, or that you don’t use very much, that’s the perfect place for your bar.
  • It doesn’t need to be huge. Something like 140 square feet should be more than enough to be able to move around and have space to put food, drinks, a fridge, glasses, etc.
  • Wood: there are lots of ways to use this material. For example, you could make your bar like a Caribbean cabana with a small roof, four pillars, completely open-air, and with a bar to lean up against and pour drinks on.
  • Stone: you can go for a similar look with stone, cement, and brick. 
  • Roof: it’s best to use some kind of weather-resistant material for this. You don’t want it to wear out during cold and/or snowy winters. We recommend Onduline bitumen roof sheets
wooden beach bar

And of course, it should be square or rectangular, with 3-4 open sides. You always need to think about functionality as well as aesthetics.

Furniture for inside and outside the bar

You want to make sure the bar is fully equipped, without losing its visual appeal. Remember – your bar needs to look neat and orderly for when you have guests or a party.

  • Stools: the goal is to give off the feeling of being at a real beach bar. In other words, it’s a place for fun and socializing. So, put in a few stools (rotating or fixed) that go with the overall decoration scheme.
  • Grill: this is a must-have if you want to cook while you’re outside. If you want it to be under the bar, your bar has to be made of stone (wood is too flammable), and you’ll need a way to ventilate from the grill to the roof.
  • Fridge: you can keep this out of sight, so you don’t need to worry about what it looks like.
  • Plants and decorations: the green of the plants will give the space a more natural feel. Decorating with other summery, Caribbean items can create this effect.
beach bar by a small pool

Lighting: warmth and color

Light is also key once the sun goes down. You shouldn’t use white light (halogen bulbs), because they generate a lot of light, and you don’t want to make the space overly bright.

We love the idea of lanterns or colorful string lights. This makes the space much more relaxed, festive, peaceful, and pleasant. Perfect for a summer night!