The Top 6 Beach Games for Kids (and Adults!)

Beach Games and Activities for this summer at Newport Beach
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The Top 6 Beach Games for Kids (and Adults!)

Heading off for sandy fun this summer? Bored with sand castles? Check out the best beach games for kids (and sure, Mom, we'll let you play, too).


Is your family getting a little bored of just building sandcastles at the beach?

If so, don't worry. There are plenty of beach games for the whole family to enjoy. And luckily, you don't need to make a trip to the toy store to make them happen. 

Read on to learn the top beach games for kids (and adults)!

1. Beach Frisbee Golf

Throwing a frisbee back and forth can get a little boring after awhile. 

Help your kids take their frisbee game to the next level by teaching them beach frisbee golf. 

Grab some items you brought to the beach (towels, picnic baskets, sand buckets, etc.)These items will be your targets. Place them all around the beach. You can even dig some holes in the sand if you didn't bring much with you. 

Take turns throwing the frisbee at the targets. It might be a good idea to let your younger kids stand closer to the target than your older ones to avoid frustration. 

2. Relay Race

Take the classic egg and spoon relay race to the beach.

Grab some sand buckets and some sand shovels (or cups if you don't have any). Split your kiddos into two teams. Have them race and back and forth from the ocean water to the buckets, filling the buckets with water as quickly as possible. 

The first team to fill theirs up to the top wins. 

3. Tug of War

Gather all of the towels you brought with you to the beach and tie them together. 

Split your family into two teams. Stand at the water's edge and show your kids how to pull. Then, start the tugging to see which side can pull the other into the water first!

4. Build a Sandman

Kids love building snowmen in the winter. Why not take this game to the beach?

They can use buckets, seashells, seaweed and other beach materials to build a sandman!

5. Beach Volleyball

Volleyball is one of the best beach games for kids if they have a competitive edge. 

If your kids are old enough, you can set up a real net and use an actual volleyball. 

For smaller ones, you can tie a towel across two beach chairs and see how many times you can hit the beach ball back and forth. 

6. Limbo

Everybody loves to limbo. 

Grab a towel and crank some music up on your phone (just not too loud- you don't want to disturb the other beachgoers.) Have two people hold the towel on each end. 

Teach your kids to lower themselves under the towel. Lower the towel after each round of everyone going through. Whoever can limbo the lowest is the winner!

Beach Games for Kids: Wrap Up 

Obviously, we all know how important family time is. However, many people don't fully understand how important it is for kids to spend time outdoors. 

The outdoors is the best place for children to master physical skills, foster creativity, practice communication, develop vocabulary, and familiarize themselves with social customs. In fact, playing outdoors even helps with better brain development. 

Luckily, we've got plenty more ideas for keeping your kids entertained outdoors- both on and off the beach. Be sure to check out our blog for more inspiration. 

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