Beach games – our beach entertainment guide

We know that the best feeling in the world is lying on your beach towel while the sun blazes down and listening to the waves gently crash onto the sand but if you’re looking for something a little more lively, beach games are the way forward…

Beach games for the kids

Water Relay

The beach is blessed with a huge amount of water, so make the most of it! A game of water relay is a great way to keep the kids refreshed while they play on the sand… The rules are simple, 2 kids sit on the beach with a large cup on their head while their teammates run to the sea, fill their own smaller cup up and pour it into their teammates cup. The first one to get filled up wins…

Building Sandmen

Don’t fancy getting wet? Building a sandman is the perfect solution, just do as you would with a snowman and voila… you won’t even have to worry about your sand man melting…

Sand and Shell Art

This game is perfect for kids who love to create. There are plenty of materials on the beach including shells, driftwood and seaweed meaning hours of fun. You could even start the game with a scavenger hunt for the materials, keeping the kids entertained for even longer…

Musical Towels

Basically musical chairs but on the beach, what’s not to love? All you need is some towels, some music and some willing volunteers.

Beach games for teens

Volleyball

You can’t talk about beach games and not mention volleyball can you? This game will see you compete in teams as you try to keep the ball from hitting the floor with hilarious results…

Don’t worry if your chosen beach doesn’t have the facilities, a couple of windbreakers and a badminton net will be perfect for your own makeshift volleyball net…

Volleyball is one of our favourite beach games

Tug Of War

Everyone has memories of playing a makeshift version of tug of war in the neighbourhood when they were younger so what better way than to relive your childhood than on the beach? This simple game is a battle of strength so choose your team wisely…

Rounders

All you need for this game is a bat and a ball and you’re ready to play. Bases can be created from materials found on the beach and there’s plenty of room for running around…

Bury ‘Em

Definitely one for the older kids, this game sees who can bury their partner’s body in the sand before their opponent. The first one to have completely covered their opponent wins. If the thought of being buried is too much, try burying a piece of driftwood standing upright in the sand.

Beach games for the whole family

Limbo

Love a visit to your local yoga class? Beach limbo is the perfect way to show off your flexibility as you’ll take it in turns to limbo under a constantly lowering pole until you’re the last person standing…

Frisbee

Forget what you’ve heard, Frisbee isn’t just a game you play with your dog. If you want a simple game that guarantees endless fun for all the family, this is the perfect match for you…

Beach frisbee is a top pick in our favourite beach games

Boules

For a more relaxed game, why not try boules? All you’ll need is 4 similar sized balls, and 1 smaller target ball and you’re ready to play.

Long Jump

Is there anything more exciting than when kids see their families getting involved? Long jump is the perfect game for this. Make your markings in the sand and then see who jumps the furthest, it’s as simple as that…

So there you have it, our ultimate beach games entertainment guide to ensure you have endless fun on your next beach escape…

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Written on 18th February 2016 by

Joshua Carry-James

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