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30 Summer Beach Activities Fun for Kids and Parties

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Fun Beach Activities {Beach Ideas}. The weather was just perfect to hit the beach this weekend. We had an amazing day! So, today I wanted to share some summer beach ideas. These ideas are great for summer activities at the beach. If you are planning to party with family and friends, you will love these ideas. They are not only easy, but very useful to make your beach experience memorable. Beach fun ideas for taking pictures, making sandcastles and collecting seashells for keepsakes. Plus so much more for kids too.


Let’s start:


List of Beach activities

  • Beach chair with strap
  • Take a year photo at the beach
  • Make funny faces on the sand
  • Make a beach tent
  • Beach towel with pockets
  • Take an inflated pool
  • Fun beach nail art
  • Take frozen cold water bottles
  • Make a sandcastle
  • Take accessories for hanging things
  • Make a puddle in the sand
  • Make a sundial
  • Cute keepsakes of hands and feets
  • Take wind proof candles
  • Use props for interesting photos
  • Blow bubbles
  • Make disposable BBQ grill
  • Use molds and other stuff to make sandcastles
  • Make sand village
  • Build sand city
  • Collect seashells for crafts
  • Make wind chime or wind bell
  • Play beach games
  • Volleyball
  • Waterproof beach bag or beach tote
  • Build a snowman at the beach
  • Create a construction site
  • Fly a kite
  • Dig a hole
  • Play scavenger hunt
  • Bury your body in the sand
  • Make sand mermaids


beach activities


Summer Beach Fun Activities for kids and parties


beach activities

1. Quick chair fix

Carry a beach chair without loading up your hands. Weave a dog leash to make a strap for easy picking.

Beach chair with strap


beach activities

2. Year photo at the beach

Kids memories from the beach. Take a picture of your kids with their current age.

Beach photo idea


beach photo idea 2

3. Funny shadow photos

Funny faces group photo idea.


beach tent idea

4. Making beach tent

Make a tent with sticks, leaves and a towel.

This is great for an Island fun at the beach. Kids always enjoy making tents.

Finding items for the tent makes a fun treasure hunt activity for the kids.

Photography by Ashlee Raubach.


beach towel with pockets tutorial

5. Beach towel with holder

Make a beach towel with pockets


beach water fun idea

6. Pool fun at the beach

Take a small inflatable pool to the beach. Kids are sure to love it.

Be sure to add some sand at the bottom of the pool so that it stays in place.

Inflatable pool for kids


beach activities

Beach fun nails. Have fun making patterns on your nails to create anticipation for the trip.


freezing water bottles

7. Beach tip for cold water bottles

You can use water bottles twice at your summer picnic. First as ice packs and then as thirst quenchers.

Pour out an inch of water before freezing bottles. The bottles help keep the food chilled. But will thaw as the day goes on.

Leaving you with cold drinkable water.


how to make sand castle with kids

8. Make a sandcastle

Building a sandcastle is buckets of fun. All you need are water, sand, household items and some helping hands.

How to build a sandcastle


key ring on beach bag

9. Beach tip for hanging

Great tip! Add a shower curtain ring to your bag. And you will never lose your keys again!


make a water pond on beach

10. Make a pond

Dig and make a puddle of water in the sand.

Have fun hopping in it until it dries.


make a sundial

11. Make a sundial

Use a stick and pebbles to make a sundial. Educate your kids on how to tell time without a watch.

The earliest sundial was made in 5000 B C in Ireland.

Make a sundial


sand hand print for keepsake

12. Cute keepsakes

Fill Plaster of Paris in your hand and foot print to make these cute keepsakes.

Hand print keepsakes from sand


beach lights for sunset

13. Make wind proof candles

Enjoy a beautiful sunset in the light of bottled candles.

All you need is sand, glass and candles!

via ElMueble


beach photo idea

14. Use props for photos

Use a frame to take an artistic photo.


beach activities

15. Blow bubbles

Blow bubbles on the beach and have a competition of blowing largest bubbles.


disposable bbq grill on beach

16. Make a  BBQ Grill

Make a temporary BBQ grill with foil. Dig a hole in sand and place the foil inside. Add stones around for a border.

Now set the fire with charcoal, add your rack and enjoy grilling.

Be sure to pack out your trash.

Disposable beach BBQ grill


sandcastle with popsicles beach activities

17. Using molds at home to build sand castles

Use popsicle molds to make sand castles.

I love this idea of accessorizing with beachy items for an interesting photo.

Did something click?


seashells jars beach activities

18. Seashell Crafts

Instead of filling a jar with sand and seashells! Make a decorative seashells lid.

Seashells jar lid via Etsy.


seashells windchime

19. Seashells wind chime or wind bell

Collect seashells to make beautiful crafts.

Make a seashell wind chime


stamp towel game idea

22. Beach Games

I love this idea. Use square stamps to make a chessboard on towel.

Various dice games can also be made by simply printing on fabric.

There are two tutorials to print on fabric.

1) Fabric printing with starch

2) Fabric printing with freezer paper


waterproof beach bag tutorial

21. DIY beach bag

Turn a garbage bag into a waterproof beach bag with duct tape.

Make a waterproof beach bag by wrapping a gift bag or grocery bag with patterns of your choice and leave a loop at the top. Pass a rope or string through the top and viola!



22. Build a snowman at the beach

How about building a snowman with sand instead of snow in summer? This will create fun and excitement in kids and make memorable pictures for this year. Image via pinterest source unknown.

making sandcastle

23. Simple sandcastle city

And last but not the least. The idea that inspired this post.

A sandcastle simple enough to be constructed by a toddler.

Use different sized containers to make it fun for your kids.

Also a little pond which kids will enjoy filling with water again and again.


24. Create a construction site

Kids love to use their imagination to create cities and landscapes. Especially when it involves cars and trucks. Whats more exciting to build a construction site at the beach where you can get tons of sand and space to grow as big as you want. Get a team of kids to work out a big site with sand toys and cars.

25. Fly a kite

It’s always windy at the beach which makes it the best place for flying a kite.

26. Dig a hole

Kids love to dig holes while their imagination is working hard to fascinate them that they might end up finding a fossil, a seashell, a rare stone or a rock and even a precious mineral. Enjoy the ride digging holes in sand takes them on!

27. Beach scavenger hunt

Create a list of unique items you can find at the beach or print one from the internet and explore the beach for these items. The one who finds the most or is the quickest wins.

28. Bury into the sand

Dig and bury your body or a friend’s body into the sand. Make fun patterns or forms and laugh it out. These can make fun pictures too. Use props or kids beach toys.

29. Make sand mermaids

Dig in the sand and use mermaid costume or draw mermaid tail for some fun photos at the beach.

I hope you enjoyed these beach activities. I have included some new ideas I had in mind and the list has been refreshed to 30 cool activities for beach. Disclaimer: some of the pages are no longer existing, hence I updated the links. If you find the source please notify me, I’ll be happy to include.


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  1. I’m taking notes and making a lists for our family reunion. This is a great resource. Thank you!

  2. Great games ideas for kids to play on the beach! My kids love playing cricket and kho-kho at beach.

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