Best Beach Toys For Kids Of All Ages
If you have kids and a beach vacation coming up, you’ll definitely want to check out this list of our top 15 favorite beach toys for kids of all different ages. These are all things that our kids have loved over the years and have all held their attention for more than a hot second. 🙂
BEST BEACH TOYS FOR BABIES – AGE 4
Mini Baby Pool
Sometimes the waves can be intimidating or they want to continue playing in the water, but you want to keep them in the shade. This mini baby pool is perfect. The little kids love filling up this mini baby pool with buckets or using it to wash off shells. Throw in a few dollar store mermaids or action figures and they were entertained for hours.
Sand Ice Cream Set
For your little ones that love Play-Doh, this Sand Ice Cream Set set would be perfect for the beach!
Finding Dory Beach Play Set
SwimWays Finding Dory Mr. Ray. They are meant as a pool toy but pair well with the baby pool on the beach too! The characters are perfectly sized for their little hands and Mr. Ray doubles as a net to catch shells on the shore.
Beach Dump Truck
This beach dump truck kept my nephew’s attention for hours. He would push it around in circles on the beach. Then sit and fill it up and dump it up .. over and over and over again.
BEST BEACH TOYS FOR AGES 4 -7
Surfer Dudes Wave Powered Mini Surfer
Surfer Dudes Wave Powered Mini Surfer. This little toy is amazing. You toss him into the waves, he catches the next one and surfs all the way back onto the shore. It kept them busy, AND wore them out from chasing after him. A perfect combination!
A Giant Sand Shovel
Wooden Sand Shovels but also available at almost every beach store along the shore. Once they get to a certain age the little shovels don’t cut it anymore. Honestly, this one could go for every age range, who doesn’t love digging holes on the beach?
Shell Collecting Bags
These are perfect for all ages. Shell collecting bags allow the little ones to carry their own treasures on a walk and keep your pockets a little less sandy.
THE BEST BEACH TOYS FOR AGES 7+
We always see people playing SpikeBall or Slammo when we’re down on the beach. It’s a four person game, 2 teams of 2, where you spike the ball down onto the net and the other team has three chances to then spike the ball back down to the net. It’s really lightweight and portable and you can adjust the level of play and really the rules based on the ages of the kids playing.
Kids’ Fishing Nets
Our kids love to go “fishing” at high tide. They use their fishing nets like the one pictured above to trap little fish and keep them for a little while to show them off then release them back into the ocean after a little while.
Catch And Release Beach Aquarium
We absolutely love this catch and release beach aquarium. The kids use it almost daily on the beach every summer.
Boogie Boards – $ a wide range of prices. We picked some up close to the beach but they can be found almost anywhere! The oldest kiddos even turned their boogie boards in for surfboards after a few private lessons, but would definitely recommend lessons before trying those full sized boards .
These Pro Kadima Beach Paddles are perfect for when the surf is rough or the kids are taking a break from swimming, the older kids love playing beach paddle ball.
Light Up Helicopters
LED Light up Glowing Helicopters. These are super fun after dark as they require a large open space; the beach at night is perfect. We also added them under the older kids section because they have to know to point them up (not at each other) and let’s be honest, the littles are in bed a long time before dark anyway.
Bottle Bash was one of our kids favorite. You try to knock the pole with the frisbee to get the bottle to fall off. We moved the poles closer and lower for the younger kids … and mom 😉 . This one is extremely lightweight and portable.
Skip Ball Beach Toy
This skip ball game is something we are bringing with us for the first time but looks so fun, especially for the older kids, and by that I mean me 😉