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5 Awesome Beach Games That Are Fun for the Whole Family

family beach gamesAs soon as summer arrives, there is just one place I want to be -- the beach. But now that I'm a mom, it's not just about lounging under an big umbrella with a margarita in hand. Kids want to keep moving no matter where they are. So we put some beach games to the test and have created a list of awesome activities that will keep the whole family entertained.

  1. Sharks and Minnows Think of it as beach tag. Designate one person to be the shark and the all others will be minnows, who standing facing the shark about 20 feet away. When the shark yells, "Fishy, fishy come out and play," the minnows begin walking toward him. Then when he yells, "Shark attack," they try to run past him. Those are caught are out.
  2. Sand Darts Draw a big circle in the sand along with a few concentric circles inside it. The players stand several feet away and toss pebbles, rocks, or shells to try to get as close to the center as possible.
  3. Beach Golf Set up buckets, water bottles, coolers, and beach balls in the sand. Stand at least 15 feet away and use a Frisbee to try to hit each item.
  4. Treasure Hunt What better place to find buried treasure. Make a list of cool things to look for like shells, colored rocks, a golf ball, sand shovel, etc. Use a plastic container as a treasure chest to collect it all. You can also use riddles like, “He sits facing the sea, but unless he looks down, he won’t see me.” Hint:it's a lifeguard.
  5. Beach Volleyball Whether the match is casual or super competitive, it's fun for everyone. You don't even need a net. Just draw a line in the sand and lob the ball back and forth.

What are other good beach games?


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Rushn311 Rushn311

It's not reallly a game, but we look for shells

RobynS RobynS

must remember these... it will be awhile (maybe a few years) before we get to the beach

godde... goddess99

We just search for shells too, no games really.

Wish2Be Wish2Be

Sand darts !!! Why didnt I think of this  !!! Awesome !

timon95 timon95

sounds fun. we do not go to the beach

coppe... copperswifey

Fill a bucket relay race


What you’ll need:
2 small buckets of the same size

How to play:
Have kids split up into two teams (adults can join in too! Just be sure there are an even number of adults on both sides and the little kids and bigger kids are split up evenly on each team to make it fair). Have each team form a line by the shore.

Set up a buckets about 10 feet from the water’s edge. The object of the game is for each team to carry the water in their bare hands to the bucket. Once a player fills the bucket then the next player in line can grab a handful of water and race to the bucket and so on until the bucket is filled. The first team to fill the bucket wins!

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