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I love a visit to the beach. However, I was never the girl who laid out to get a tan. I love to swim, build sand castles, watch the sunset over the water, climb lighthouses, and generally play some fun beach games. To give you some inspiration, here’s a list of fun beach games you can play together as a family.
Easy Beach Games
These games just require a ball or a single piece of equipment.
- Football or even a simple game of catch
- Kite Flying
- Limbo – Use towels or a piece of driftwood
- Bubbles – Get real fancy and bring a Giant Bubble Wand.
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Games to Play in the Water at the Beach
- Marco Polo
- Water Tag
- Dodge Ball – Playing in the water is harder to run away!
- Inner Tube Target – Get some floating rings and beach balls and try to hit the target
Games to Play in the Sand
- Tug of War – Use some Towels, draw a line in the sand, see who’s the strongest
- Collect Shells – Make this challenging for older kids by seeking out specific types of shells. For younger kids, give them certain colors to find.
- Musical Beach Blankets – All you need is your phone and some tunes.
- Tic Tac Toe – Draw a board in the sand. Use sticks for X and stone or shells for O.
- Frisbee Target – Put a few circles in the sand and see who can come closest to the bullseye
More Fun Games
These games require a little more equipment but can be hours of entertainment, especially for older kids who tire of digging in the sand.
- Building Sand Castles and Other Sand Toys
- Water Bucket Relay
- Cornhole – This one is a portable, vinyl one perfect for the beach.
- Spikeball – This one is a popular one I see at the beach all the time.
- Bocce Ball
- Paddle Ball
- Scoop Ball
- Frisbee Toss – a couple of stands used to knock an item off
Ready to head to the beach? Don’t forget your checklist for everything you need to pack for the beach here.
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