Our beach rules don't allow for open fires. The official rule states, "Fires must be contained in a metal container". This rule is okay with me, I just didn't want to purchase a smaller BBQ grill or pack one down to the beach- so this was my solution.
This is easy to pack in, if your trip to the beach requires some hiking, and leaves no mess behind!
The pan can be slightly folded to fit into a backpack!
Step 1: Materials
Disposable foil roasting pan
Cheap uncoated cookie racks (from the dollar store, or old ones from the kitchen if you don't mind re-purposing them)
Self lighting charcoal (I like match light with fluid on it already)
a lighter or matches
Things to BBQ in a cooler (we made kabobs) What ever you are willing to carry!
Plastic bags for trash and one to wrap up your racks when you are done to keep everything else clean.