Beach Games for Kids, Teens & Adults

Beach games for kids or teens can be a well planned activity like a beach scavenger hunt or something as simple as building a castle in the sand.

For a great day at the beach pack a couple of these games the entire family will enjoy to build some special memories.

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Beach Games for Kids Digging in the Sand

With just a pail, shovel and a few sand molds you can build fabulous sandcastles. We spend hours making a sand castle - we build it for a while, then go swim in the ocean and come back and add some more walls and turrets.

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You can get an inexpensive set of forms in the summer at most stores like Target or K-Mart or if it isn't summer buy them on line at Amazon.  This set includes the molds for your sand castle wall and the bucket is actually another form to use for the castle.  It also includes a shovel, a watering can and some other fun sand forms.

15-Pieces Beach Sand Toys Set with Castle Bucket

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This summer we advanced from sand castle building 101 to 301 with this new kit Summer Sand Castle Play Set for the Beach This set has 11 pieces - 9 different molds, one shovel, and one hammer tool.

Beach Games for Kids:  3- 10 Year Olds

Boochie Ball

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Kids love being silly and this game makes it really easy to have fun, be silly and let kids of all ages have a chance at winning. There are 4 balls and 4 rings.  Each person takes a turn at tossing one of the items closest to the boochie ball.

The element of fun comes in when the instructions on the wrist band tell you to throw the ball or ring through your legs or over your back or with your eyes closed. Kids starting as young as 3 can play, but our 7 and 9 year old grandkids loved the game. It's lightweight so you can pack it in a suitcase and carry it to the beach.

Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game

Soft Kids Frisbee

No more hard plastic frisbees hitting kids in the face or else where. Teach your kids this fun game with a soft fabric frisbee.

Made by Melissa and Doug, this kids frisbee comes in two designs - the turtle and a lady bug.  

It is easy to grasp and easy to catch, giving kids a fun game to play at the beach. 

Melissa & Doug Turtle Flying Disc

Beach Games for Kids: 8 and older

Djubi - A New Twist for Playing Catch

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I am not sure how to say Djubi but I am sure that it is a lot of fun to play on the beach.  You need lots of wide open spaces to launch your ball.  The large net makes it easy to catch so you're not chasing the ball all of the time.

So much easier and fun to play than trying to play with a hard paddle board and ball.  

There is a little hook on the racket where you attach the soft sponge ball. Pull it back and it flies!  Launch it so it goes really high or really far and if it lands in the water, it floats.


Djubi Classic- The Coolest New Twist on The Game of Catch

Splash Paddle

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Splash Paddle comes with two fabric bouncy paddles with a foam splash bomb.  This beach game for kids is easy to play and  easier to control - much easier than games that use a hard paddle and the ball goes flying everywhere.  Volley the ball back and forth on the sand or in the water because the ball floats.

Really a fun game for kids and adults.  Got my set at Amazon for less than $12.00 and free shipping.

Splash Bombs 3-Piece Splash Paddle Set

Badminton - Actually Called Speedminton

Smaller yet heavier birdies go the distance for a wind resistant challenge.  No net so you can play anywhere making it a fun beach game for kids or adults. Play it during the day or into the evening thanks to the glow in the dark tip on the birdie. 

Speedminton Fun Badminton Set

OgoDisk 

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The large 12" bouncy discs make for any easy target to bounce or volley in the sand or in the water.  Kids ranging in ages from 6 to 11 played this fun game.  The discs float so have fun with it in the water. 

OgoDisk Green and Purple Mini Set

Fun Beach Games for Teens and Adults

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I know a group of friends who have been gathering at the beaches of 30A for 22 years and this beach volleyball set has come with them on every vacation. The set by Baden Champions is relatively easy to set up and has a carrying bag for easy transporting. Drive the stakes in with a rubber mallet to secure the poles. 

Beach Volleyball Set

Slammo Game Set

Beach games like Slammo will keep family and friends entertained for a long time.

 If you like something with more action than tossing a bean bag - this game is for you. It's fast and fun.

It's played with four people. Smack the ball down into the net where it then bounces up into the air. An opposing team member then has 3 tries (like volleyball) to smack it back into the net.

We agree with this Amazon review: "This game is just awesome! Fun, fast, and a great workout. Especially fun on sand as you find yourself diving a lot."

GoSports Slammo Game Set

Beach Games for Kids at Night: Light Up Frisbee

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There is nothing quite as fun as being at the beach in the cool of the evening.  The hot sun has set, the waves are crashing and the breeze is blowing. 

Playing a game of frisbee in the sand is entertaining for all ages.

We loved how this light up frisbee, Aerobie SkyLighter, was so easy to throw that it makes for a fun beach game for anyone. A rubber rim makes for a softer catch.  Kids 6 and up can easily master this easy to throw frisbee.  The LED lights are really bright and make it easy to see and added an element of fun. 

A little toggle switch turns the lights on and off so if you play with it during the day you don't need it on. The battery can be replaced when it wears out.  Ours landed in the ocean a few times and it is still going strong.

AEROBIE SKYLIGHTER DISC

Corn Hole for the Beach

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Skip the heavy weight wooden corn hole games and invest in a lightweight portable cornhole game for the beach. This one uses a fabric "board" and PVC for the frame. It is lightweight enough, that one can even take it by bike.

It can be played with two or four people.  

This one listed below is just that and it comes with a carrying-case.  The board is plain black but you can customize it by getting a decal of your favorite football team.

GoSports Portable PVC Framed CornHole Game Set with 8 Bean Bags and Carrying Case

Sandhole Corn Hole

What I like about this beach game is that you can pack it in your suitcase to take with you on your beach vacation.

No need to lug around a heavy corn hole set, when all you need is this lightweight portable set.  

It comes with 2 targets, 8 stakes, 8 sand bangs, and 2 cups as well as a carrying bag.  Dig a hole for the cups and fill the sand bags with sand and you will be ready to make some new friends on the beach. 

SandHole! Corn Hole for the Beach

Ladder Toss

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Ladder Toss is a game that can be played by all ages and a great family beach game.

The sturdiest Ladder Toss game is made out of thick PVC pipe that doesn't come apart.  You want one that is portable and easy to assemble.

The Bolas are actual golf balls that have nylon rope tied to them. This one from Amazon has the really thick tubing so the game will last a long time.  This set is color coded for easy set up and comes apart easy as well.  Pack it up in the included carrying case.

GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Game (includes carrying case)

Beach Games for Kids and Teens at Night

Keep playing frisbee when the sun goes down. This LED lighted frisbee comes in blue, red, green or white. It's water resistant and floats making it a great beach game. The light is bright and easy to see at night. Works and feels like any ordinary frisbee - throws straight and comfortable to catch. Play it during the day or night. When the sun goes down everyone else on the beach will be asking where you got this cool frisbee. Get yours at Amazon here:

Nite Ize L.E.D Light Up Flying Disc

Beach Games for Kids in the Water

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Have fun in the ocean, lake or river with this Wave Skipper. It is a ball that bounces on the water. Skip it across the water and enjoy some time keeping cool and having fun at the same time.Wave Skipper Ball

Beach Treasure Hunt

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These kids were surprised when a pirate map was found outside their beach vacation home leading to a buried treasure. 

Using the map and picture clues, the kids were led them from the house, down the long steps to the beach with other markers like the sundial, a parrot and a pirate sword leading the way to the hidden treasure.

While an X did NOT mark the spot, a pirate eye patch did.

Necklaces, rings, coins and pirate eye patches filled the treasure box.


More Beach Games for Kids

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We love playing a game of catch with this velcro mits and ball. Even 3-4 year olds have success with this game, but older kids like it too. Lots more catching with velcro mits and a lot less chasing.

Other fun beach games the entire family will enjoy include:

football
volleyball
catch
frisbee

These beach games need more equipment than just a pail and shovel, so a little planning ahead is required if you plan to play them.

Easy Flying Kites

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Most days at the beach provide enough breeze and wind to fly a kite.  We bought ours at the local grocery store for maybe $6. 

With no trees or poles to tangle the string, the beach is the perfect kite flying spot. 

I have since found a line of easy flying kites called Easy Flyer Kite - they come in all kinds of designs from T-Rex dinosaur to mermaids. 

The beauty of these kites is that they are durable and easy to fly for almost any age. So if you plan to keep your kite and use it more than just once get it from Amazon here:

Large Easy Flyer Kite - T-Rex Dinosaur (46" X 90")

Beach Games for Kids of All Ages - Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a great game to play at the beach. We have done it several different ways.

If you have planned ahead, you can give every one the list of items they need to find. 

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They can put the items into their pails to make it easier to carry everything.

If you haven't planned ahead and don't have any paper, you can write the items in the sand.

Each person will be responsible for memorizing the list. Players that can't remember the list will have to run back to look at it again. 

The first person or team to find everything on the list wins.

With a few beach toys and games, and lots of energy and imagination everyone can have  a great time at the beach.

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