DRIVING ON THE SAND,
SOME TIPS AND TRICKS
Driving on the sand for the first time might feel somewhat intimidating so we put together a few tips and tricks for you to consider
It's like walking on snow
My family and I are avid skiers and have learned how fundamental it is to to use the right ski for the kind of snow we want to ride.
Think of sand as powder snow so if you want to float while you walk, snow shoes are the best. So start by turning your vehicle’s wheels into snow shoes !
Here are a few tips and tricks:
- Turn your wheels into snow shoes by airing them down: there are designated spots where to let air off your tires, like the Corolla Park or Winks gas station. Make sure all your tires are dropped down to 20 PSI.
- Drive on the sand closest to the water: that sand will be more compact and firm giving your vehicle a better grip.
- Avoid deep ruts: before following tracks, make sure your car has enough clearance so you avoid bottoming out.
- Stop if you feel you start sinking: if you keep pushing your car, chances are you will sink. Instead, use reverse and start moving very slowly giving your tires a chance to grip.
- Avoid bad weather and high tides, check these in our Weather & Tides page.
- Did I already tell you to air down ?
If you have any questions, just give us a call before your trip, we will be more than happy to answer them !