Fun Games To Get Kids Moving On A Beach Vacation

Author: Megha Agarwal on Jan 03,2022

"Life is a beach, I'm just playin' in the sand." — Lil Wayne.


The weather is heating up, and all the sea lovers can’t wait to visit a beach and enjoy the water. And kids love beaches too. When kids accompany their parents to the beach, the thrill and squeals of laughter make the experience more adorable. Although it is fun to spend time on the beachside with kids, it is equally challenging to keep the kids occupied. Planning activities for them is a difficult task and requires a lot of brainstorming. 


If you are one such parent struggling with planning games and activities for your kid on a beach vacation, check the given list. We have listed a few fun games that are active, playful, easy to execute, and simply delightful. These games will help you and your child create memories that will be cherished lifetime. 


If you are looking forward to a beach vacation, play these games with your kids. They will not only entertain your child but also help in skill development. So, next time when you leave for a beach vacation, tick off these activities to keep your kids busy for at least a few hours. Also, feel free to add your own creativity to these games. The criteria are not to follow the exact rules as you read; instead, it is to see the kids playing and enjoying themselves on the best leisure vacation packages to beaches. 


Enjoy these beach games and activities, and your kids will never get bored at the shore again!


Read on to get the scoop.


Fun Games & Activities For Kids To Enjoy On A Beach Vacation


  1. Beach treasure hunt
  2. Beach volleyball
  3. Tug-of-War
  4. Kite Flying
  5. Sand Castle Making
  6. Beach Hopscotch
  7. Skip Rope
  8. Paint Rocks


1. Beach Treasure Hunt



If you are a wild adventurer, this is a game for you. Treasure hunt is a classic and highly popular game that includes clues and rewards. In this game, a person buries rewards all around, and other participants have to reach them with the help of the given clues. This crowd-pleasing game is not just fun-filled but also simple at the same time. All you need is to carry a paper with clues and some rewards on your beach vacation and keep your kids sorted for a long time. Beyond keeping the kids happy, this game will also help them learn leadership skills, teamwork, and detective skills. 


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2. Beach Volleyball


Beaches are highly associated with volleyball. This is one game that you can’t miss on your best leisure vacation packages to the beach. Most of the beaches have a net for people to enjoy the game. You can either play the game with your friends or build your own smaller net for your kids. This game is quite fun that only needs a ball, net, and wooden poles. Even you can also play the game without a net by drawing a line on the sand. Isn’t it easy to have fun on a beach? Well, play volleyball and make the most of your time on the beach.   


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3. Tug-of-War



This is one of the games that is well known among adults than kids, but you can make your children play on a beach vacation to keep them indulged for a few hours. Although you can play this game anywhere, enjoying it on cushiony sand will make falling worthwhile without hurting anyone. To enjoy this game, you must carry with you one or two ropes and a towel. Now, divide kids into two teams and let them pull the rope. This game will increase their physical motor skills and increase their flexibility. Next time when you book the best leisure vacation packages to the beach, make sure you enjoy this game. Just like you have long-lasting memories attached to it, let your kids have the same. 


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4. Kite Flying


Beaches have prime climatic conditions for flying a kite. It is often windy on the beach, open spaces, and clear skies, so why not take advantage and enjoy kite flying. This will not just keep them entertained but also help them learn new skills. Kite flying also teaches patience which will help your kid grow. So, on your beach vacation, grab a kite or craft your own and make your vacation an unforgettable experience. 


5. Sand Castle Making



No beach vacation is complete without making sandcastles. This is one of the activities people love to enjoy on the beachside from ancient times. Ask your kids to fill the buckets with sand and make their dream castle. It is a fun pastime that will keep your little builders busy, and in the meantime, you can either have your leisure time or have fun with your kid while making the creative and unusual beach castles. To uplift the traditional castle experience, you can create abstract structures or draw your name with a stick on the sand. Believe us, this game is definitely worth your time on a beach vacation.


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6. Beach Hopscotch


Hopscotch is a classic game that is linked to beautiful memories of various 90s kids. This game is fun to enjoy on the sand of the beach. To organize a few rounds of Hopscotch, you need to grab a stick and draw a series of squares. Then, take a stone, throw it along your grid, and jump over the boxes to collect the stone. The part of the game that makes it interesting is that you can’t land on the square with both your feet. Then how? Well, you can only use one foot to cross the boxes. On your best leisure vacation packages to the beach, make your kids learn this game and let them have fun on the sand.


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7. Skip Rope



If you are on a beach and have a rope, there are ample games you can enjoy with your kids. One of the best activities or games to play with rope is skipping. The best part of this game is that it does not require any sort of tool. All you need is a rope, and you can have fun with it. This game can be enjoyed not just by kids but also by adults. Skipping rope will increase your body coordination and make it more flexible. So, on your next beach vacation, carry a rope and make your vacation with kids fun and exciting. Trust us, with one single rope, you can play various games.


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8. Paint Rocks



Beaches have many rocks lying around, and some of them are really creative with unique shapes and sizes. Then why not make the most of these rocks and let your kids bring out their creativity. For this, ask your kids to collect various stones and paint them. For rock painting, you should bring along a few markers or painting colors on a beach vacation and let your children anything that they have in their minds. This will help in bringing out their creativity and improve their drawing skills. Not just the stones, you can also collect shells for painting. It is a fun activity to keep the kids occupied and entertained. 


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