How Well Does a Jeep Wrangler Drive on the Beach

How Well Does a Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco Drive on the Beach

Driving on beach sand can be tricky, but using common sense will be fun. There are things to think about:

  1. Tire Pressure needs to be lowered below street value, maybe around 12 to 18 lbs for soft sand and 15 to 20 lbs for hard sand.
  2. I think this would be a good time to use your 4-wheel drive.
  3. Drive at a slower speed than a road and look for what may be trouble spots to avoid.
  4. Do not drive in the salt water. Bad for any SUV.
  5. Do not be on the beach during or after heavy rain, as the sand may be soft and slippery.
  6. You may also need to carry a spare tire, a jack, and a tire gauge in case of a puncture.
  7. Avoid sudden acceleration, braking, or turning, as this can cause your wheels to dig into the sand and lose traction.
  8. If you encounter a steep slope or a soft patch of sand, maintain your momentum and avoid stopping or changing gears.
  9. You should also avoid driving on dunes, vegetation, or wetlands, as this can damage the ecosystem, cause erosion, and get you stuck or arrested.
  10. Be mindful of other beach users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, surfers, and fishermen, and give them plenty of space and courtesy.

Following most of the tips I have listed has proved well for me throughout my life when driving on the beaches in Texas and Florida.

Happy Beach Days!

Author: Stephen Foster, Custom Grafix