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Beach Games For Kids

Updated: Jun 8

A day at the beach is one of the best ways to relax and unwind. Let's take a look at some fun beach activities for the kids, maybe you'll enjoy them too.

Beach Games For Kids

18 Beach Games For Kids

1. Sandcastle Building

Building sandcastles is a timeless beach activity that appeals to kids of all ages. All you need are buckets, shovels, and maybe a few molds. Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they create intricate castles, moats, and towers. This activity also encourages creativity and teamwork. The huge beaches in San Juanico are perfect for this.

2. Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is a classic game that's perfect for older kids and teenagers. It's a great way to get some exercise while having fun. You'll need a volleyball and a net. Form teams and have a little friendly competition with the crew.

3. Surf

This one is pretty obvious. Get out in the water on some longboards and surf with the kiddos. Push them into some little beach break waves. Or who knows, maybe they rip harder than you already though.

Beach Games For Kids

4. Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt is an exciting way to keep kids entertained. Hide small toys or coins in the sand and provide clues to find them. Younger kids can have simpler clues, while older kids can have more challenging ones. This could be a good one to distract the little ones while you enjoy a nice cold beverage with the adults.

5. Relay Races

Relay races are a fantastic way to burn off energy. Set up a course with obstacles like beach towels, cones, or driftwood. Kids can race in teams, passing a baton or simply tagging each other. You can make it more fun by adding tasks like digging a hole or filling a water bucket.

6. Beach Wiffle Ball

Wiffle ball is an instant classic and super fun. Set up some bases with items on the beach and play a mini form of baseball. Hopefully you have a bat and a ball, but if not, sticks can get the job done.

7. Bocce Ball

Bocce ball is a game that both kids and adults can enjoy. It involves throwing bocce balls to get them as close as possible to a smaller target ball, called the pallino. The game is easy to set up and play on the sand, making it a perfect beach activity.

8. Fly a Kite

Flying a kite is a wonderful beach activity, especially on a windy day. Choose a colorful kite from the dollar store and let the kids enjoy running along the shore, watching their kite soar in the sky. Scorpion Bay gets a lot of wind in the afternoon, so this could be a great spot to try.

9. Dig a Hole

Sometimes the simplest activities are the most fun. Give the kids shovels and let them dig a hole in the sand. They can make it a race to see who can dig the deepest hole or the widest one. This activity is great for younger kids who love to play in the sand.

10. Capture the Flag

Capture the flag is a high-energy game that’s perfect for older kids. Divide into two teams and set up a “flag” (it could be a beach towel or any other object) for each team to protect. The goal is to capture the other team’s flag and bring it back to your territory without being tagged.

11. Beach Scavenger Hunt

A beach scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the beach and learn about nature. Create a list of items for the kids to find, such as seashells, seaweed, and driftwood. This activity combines adventure with education, making it perfect for kids of all ages.

12. Frisbee Toss

A simple game of Frisbee can provide hours of entertainment. It's easy to pack and can be played by kids of all ages. For an added challenge, set up targets in the sand and see who can hit them.

13. Beach Soccer

Beach soccer is a fun and energetic game that requires only a ball. Set up goals using beach towels or cones and let the kids form teams. The sand adds an extra challenge, making the game more exciting and tiring.

14. Paddle Ball

Paddle ball is a classic beach game that’s easy to play and requires minimal equipment. All you need are paddles and a ball. The goal is to hit the ball back and forth without letting it touch the ground. It’s a great way to improve hand-eye coordination.

15. Shell /Treasures Collecting

Shell collecting can be both a calming and exciting activity. Provide the kids with a bucket or bag and let them explore the shoreline for unique and beautiful shells. Some of the unexplored Baja beaches have tons of unique shells and treasures that can be pretty cool.

16. Limbo

Limbo is a fun party game that’s easy to set up at the beach. Use a pool noodle or a rope as the limbo stick and have the kids take turns leaning backward to pass under it. Lower the stick after each round to increase the difficulty.

17. Beach Ball Toss

A beach ball toss is a simple game that can be played with a group. Stand in a circle and toss the ball to each other. For a fun twist, add rules like only using one hand or setting a timer to see how many catches can be made in a minute.

18. Water Balloon Toss

A water balloon toss is a fun way to cool off and enjoy some friendly competition. Pair the kids up and give each pair a water balloon. Have them toss the balloon back and forth, taking a step back after each successful catch. The last pair with an unbroken balloon wins.

For more ideas on games to play at the beach, check out this post.

Remember to pack all the necessary materials and have a fun, safe, and enjoyable beach trip! 🤙🤙

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