Beach Vault hides your valuables underground


June 3, 2014

Beach Vault screws into the sand underneath your towel to keep your valuables out of sight

Beach Vault screws into the sand underneath your towel to keep your valuables out of sight

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Tossing the e-reader and iPod in your bag can be a great way to enjoy a day at the beach, but when you add it to your wallet, keys and cell phone that's a lot of valuables to leave unattended when you head out for a swim. The solution, according to the designers of Beach Vault, is to bury them.

Beach Vault is cylindrical plastic container that let's you stash your stuff underground and out of sight. Large enough to store objects such as tablets and Kindles, Beach Vault is a sealable, watertight capsule that is screwed into the sand under the custom-made towel. A flap designed to hold a pillow conceals a hole that fits around the mouth of the capsule, intended to give easy access to your items.

A little discretion can do a lot for one's peace of mind at the beach, a classic hunting ground for petty thieves. It must be said, however, that a closed plastic container won't do much to stop such opportunists if they think they've scoped out an unguarded jackpot. If you're after a more high-tech security option, the motion-sensitive, combination locked Yelpie portable safe may be worth a look.

The company is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for the Beach Vault, where a pledge of US$35 will put you in line for one of the capsules and the accompanying towel. If enough funds are raised, it plans to begin shipping in August 2014.

You can get a closer look at Beach Vault in the pitch video below.

Source: Beach Vault

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Bring an empty coffee can. It's just as easy for a thief to take, and it won't cost you an extra $30.

Fairly Reasoner

Since it is 'screwed' into the sand and hidden by towels or other items, it would make the valuables safer (not easy to 'grab and go', assuming they knew it was even there).

It would probably be safer if one went with someone going to the beach. It would mean more eyes to be on the lookout for those who are looking to steal things.


Well if someone checks to see if you left anything under the pillow that is the end of anything secure since they will see the opening… this isn't ready for prime time yet - if ever. No more secure than the coffee can suggestion under your towel and actually that could be more secure since you could completely cover the coffee can with sand.


I think everyone is missing the obvious here, unless you are the first person on the beach, then everyone will be watching you dig a hole and placing you valuable in it.


Your on the beach. listen to the waves,birds.. not your Ipad and as the model in the ad is fully clothed why even go ? All you need is a towel,(t- shirt) flip flops and few bucks oh and a door key to your car. I can drive on my beach. that's the ultimate luxury !

Jay Finke

Hey guys, I'm the inventor of the Beach Vault. It's not the ultimate solution to Beach Theft if you plan on leaving your stuff completely unattended. The original concept is to conceal your items beneath you while you're sunbathing so that no one walks off with your stuff if you fall asleep. I would never leave my stuff at the Beach completely unattended or out of my line of sight, and we don't encourage anyone else to. The Beach Vault simply provides a waterproof container to put your stuff in so that you can relax and not worry about pickpockets, accidents, or elemental damages.

Marcal DaCunha

Marcal, you said it yourself: " a closed plastic container won't do much to stop opportunists..." so the product only offers limited security and limited peace of mind. I don't think many people would trust this their wallet.

Since the valuable items are small, why not create a slim wearable waterproof pouch that would provide real freedom and security and with the potential to generate a whole series of designs?

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