Beach Day Activities For Kids

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Find a fun beach day activity for kids to enjoy at the beach while they are building sandcastles and finding seashells.
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Day trips to the beach are a great way for families to spend time together. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and soak up some sun or something more active, there are plenty of fun activities at the beach that your kids will love. From building sandcastles and playing volleyball to digging for shells, here are some fun beach day activities you can do with your kids.

Beach Day Bingo

  • Give the kids a bingo card, with each square containing a different beachy item.
  • Give them a bingo caller (you can use shells you collect on the beach). The caller will call out numbers and have the kids mark their cards when they hear the number called.
  • Give the winner a prize.

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Sandcastle Building

Sandcastle building can be done using just sand and water. You can also incorporate some small toys or other objects to give your castle that extra flair and make it even more fun for you and your kids.

You’ll need a bucket, shovel, rake, and pail to build your castle. If you have more than one child helping you out in the sandcastle building process, it is recommended that each child has their own set of these tools so that no fighting over who gets to use them ensues.

Family Volleyball Tournament

You and your kids are going to have so much fun with this activity. Just remember to wear sunscreen and water shoes, and make sure you have a referee. You should also ensure that everyone is wearing sunscreen, bathing suits, a hat, and sunglasses. The beach can get hot – so it’s important that everyone feels comfortable in their own skin (literally).

Treasure Hunt

This is a great activity for a beach day. Write down a list of items that children can look for, such as shells or sea glass. You can make it more challenging by having them look for different kinds of items, or even just one type but in different places on the beach (under rocks vs. buried in the sand). Make it a competition and have prizes. If you want to make it more fun, have everyone split up into teams to find the most things together. Or maybe everyone cooperates, but there’s still one person who gets extra points if they find something hidden in nature like an old bottle cap under some seaweed.

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Frisbee Toss

Frisbee toss is a game in which you throw a Frisbee to your friends or family members and then run to catch it.

To play frisbee toss, you need at least two people, and if there are more than that, the more the merrier. You also need one Frisbee and open space to play in. The field should not be too wide because then it would be hard for everyone to run back and forth between throws. It shouldn’t be too small either though because then it wouldn’t be fun when one person keeps having all of the Frisbees thrown at them.

The players set up their own “zone” with two cones placed about ten feet apart from each other on opposite sides of where they’ll stand (this can vary depending on who plays). To score points, each player tries to throw their Frisbees into either cone so that it lands inside; whoever gets closest wins.

Shell Collecting

Shell collecting is a fun activity for kids to do on the beach. It’s easy, too – all you have to do is find a good spot along the waterline and start looking around. Shells are great souvenirs because they’re an easy way to remember your trip. Plus, they can also be used in crafts or made into necklaces, which makes them even more special. And if that weren’t enough, shells make great sand castles.


Beach days are a great way to spend time with your family and friends. They’re also a great excuse to get outside, enjoy the sun and get some exercise. And as long as you have good weather on your side, they don’t cost much at all.

We hope these beach day activities helped you decide what to do with your kids at the beach.

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Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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