8 Fun Beach Games for Kids and Adults
Nothing guarantees a good time like fun beach games. There are numerous beach games for kids that keep them entertained while out of the water, so you have more time for yourself. However, there are games that you can play all together, too.
When it comes to beach games for adults, they can help you have enormous fun while keeping you in shape during summer. We’ve compiled a top beach games list for you so you can start your fun beach season.
Read our tips on sunscreen and water safety before you head out so you can have a more enjoyable time at the beach!
Beach Games for Kids
1. Beach Kite Flying
Kids will love to fly a kite on a beach, even if there isn’t much wind, they can run along and watch it fly behind them. You can purchase an inexpensive kite in toy stores, dollar shops, or make one with your kids before the beach visit.
2. Beach Bubble Blowing
A flat beach space and gentle sea breeze is perfect for beach bubble blowing. Again, you can buy this at a toy store or dollar shops or make it yourself with the recipe below. If they get bubble solution on themselves they can just wash it off in the sea.
Small bubbles and small bubble wands:
- 1 cup of dishwashing liquid (Morning Fresh without lemon)
- 8 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of Glycerin
Or for larger bubbles and bubble wands:
- 2 cups of concentrated dishwashing liquid (Morning Fresh without lemon)
- 6 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of Glycerin
Pour ingredients into a container and shake until completely mixed. Then just pack it and you are ready to go!
3. Beach Treasure Hunt
A treasure hunt is great for backyard camping at home but it’s even better when you’re at the beach. Here you can collect shells, crabs, seaweed, feathers and more. The best way to do this is to create treasure items based on your kids’ preferences to make it more interesting for them.
Once you’ve created a list of treasure items give it to each kid. Next, provide them with a bucket where they can place their awesome findings. Don’t forget to have some kind of small reward for the kid who finds everything on their list.
4. Beach River Race
This beach game for kids will keep them busy for a long time. Here the goal is to dig two long trenches that lead to the water. They can use beach shovels or dig with their hands to get a complete beach experience. Buckets can help with creating a flowing stream.
A dam can help hold the water back until they finish digging the trenches. When you finish digging, you can release all the water with one move. Now, you can have a race with toys, such as paper boats, plastic ducks, or anything else similar from your kids’ toys collection.
Beach Games for Adults
5. Beach Limbo
Everyone knows the good old limbo. It promises beach fun while helping you de-stress a bit and test your limits. Limbo is also safer to play on beach sand. Simply use a skipping rope, pool noodle, boat oar. Each person takes a turn trying to go under the “bar” with their backs facing the sand. After each person has succeeded at a certain height of the bar, lower it again and again. Play some limbo tunes on your blue tooth speaker if you’re not going to annoy anyone nearby.
6. Beach Survivor
Here, you will need a fairly large group of people. Maybe if you’re traveling as a group or treating your friends and their kids to a beach day? When you have everyone together, divide them into teams of 3-5 people. Then create the beach challenges.
They can be:
- Hopping across the sand
- Burying team members in the sand
- Standing on one leg
- A great relay race
- Tug of war using a wet beach towel
Whoever loses the challenge, loses a game, and one team or player is eliminated each time. The remaining team or individual wins.
7. Beach Musical Towels
The same way you have Musical Chairs, you can have Musical Towels. That’s right, play some music and lay beach towels on the ground. Lay one towel less compared to the number of players. When the music starts, you all should start dancing around making a circle around the towels. The moment the music stops playing, jump quickly onto the nearest towel. The player who ends up without a towel needs to leave the game. The one that lasts the longest wins the game.
8. Beach Ball Hot Potato
If you want a beach game but don’t want to move a lot then we have something for you. Sit with your friends and family members, forming a circle. When the music starts, you should pass the ball to whomever you want. At the moment the music stops the person who holds the ball needs to leave the circle. And again, the last man (or woman) sitting is the winner.
Camp at a beachfront location
Camping near the beach on your holiday means you have instant access to beach fun! At Broken Head Holiday Park we have a range of beachfront accommodation that’s just a stone’s throw from the beach, as well as camp facilities, BBQ areas, kitchen and kiosk to make your stay convenient and comfortable. You can also check out some of Byron Bay’s breathtaking beaches for day trips to the beach that aren’t too far from our campsite. We hope to see you soon!