The Postcard Beach Ashtray from boodi provides a new way to advertise to people on beaches, whilst simultaneously preventing cigarette litter. It is two products in one - a Promotional Postcard and an effective Beach Ashtray. It's novel, safe, very useful for smokers and, more importantly, it works!

Here's how it all works…

  1. You order as many as you need and we will print your design and promotional messages onto it - both sides are available to print on, just like a postcard (size: 105mm x 148mm).

  2. You distribute them to people, just like you would a promotional postcard - by either handing them out in beach areas or making them available as a “take one” item in coastal shops, tobacconists, bars, tourist information points, cafes etc.

  3. People on beaches see your promotional message and assemble the postcard into a beach ashtray, where your message will still be visible. As a beach ashtray, it will effectively prevent cigarette litter and keep the beach clean!

  4. After use, the beach ashtray can be emptied and stored flat for reuse or recycling, or used as a voucher and redeemed at the advertiser's venue - i.e. free entry to a festival or tourist attraction (a map to the venue could also be printed on the back).

Using the ashtray on beaches

The Postcard Beach Ashtray is assembled into a beach ashtray and placed into the beach sand. A handful of sand is then put inside the beach ashtray - this sand is used for extinguishing and storing cigarettes. It's as easy as that!

Assembling the beach ashtray

When leaving the beach, the ashtray is removed from the sand and lightly shaken to help the sand drain from the hole at the bottom, leaving only cigarette ends inside.

Using the beach ashtray in the sand

The Postcard Beach Ashtray can then either be disposed of, emptied and stored flat for reusing, or emptied and used to redeem an offer that may be printed onto the Postcard Beach Ashtray. Learn more about how it works...

Print Services: Advertising & Promotion

Since there is generally very little opportunity for advertising on beaches, the Postcard Beach Ashtray will be noticed by many people on the beach; and not just by the ashtray's user - other people on the beach will see it too. As an advertising device, it works as both a promotional postcard and also a promotional beach ashtray - two promotional opportunities in one very useful product.

Promotional Postcard and Beach Ashtray

We can print on both sides, just like a promotional postcard - so you can have everything you need printed on it; your unique design, messages, maps to your outlets/ venues, promotional offers... absolutely anything! Learn more about our Print Services...

Quotes and Questions

If you would like a quotation, or have any questions, please either use the form on the right, email or phone 01535 610066 (from outside UK: 00 44 1535 610066).

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  • Large print areas - front and back
  • Printed messages still visible when it is a Beach Ashtray
  • Reusable - can be stored flat for reuse
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Ideal for communicating with tourists
  • Environmentally friendly - made using FSC Certified material


  • Prevents cigarette litter on beaches
  • All the benefits of a promo postcard
  • All the benefits of a Beach Ashtray
  • Can be reused multiple times
  • Recyclable and biodegradable
  • Standard postcard size
  • Low-cost
  • Fast turn-around

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