Are you looking for the best beach toys for kids or beach toys for adults? These 12 options below are fun beach toys to help you find something to do other than lay around on the beach, run your toes through the sand, enjoy running and swimming through the water, and becoming best friends with the sand.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with that. But chances are high that if you’re making a beach trip with friends and family—especially ones under 3 feet tall—they’ll grow bored pretty fast. So it’s time to sharpen your best skills in building sand castles or investing in a sand castle toy to keep them busy so you can relax too.
Or, maybe you’re the busybody who wants to do something other than soak up the sun and smell the lake or ocean water. Here’s your chance to have family time with the best beach toys for kids that you can find and to create photo-worthy moments. Let’s check them out.
Best Beach Toys
SwimSchool SunSmart Kiddie
- INDOOR/OUTDOOR PLAY ACTIVITY SET: Kiddie Activity Play Set -- Play! Scoop, Dig, and Splash with Eight Plastic Toys.
- POP-UP TENT PLAYSET: Quickly unfolds open in seconds, easy to collapse, easy to store and easy travel portability!
- EIGHT PLASTIC TOYS INCLUDED: Watering can, Shovel, and Six Sand Molds; Toddlers of all ages can play all afternoon.
- INDOOR AND OUTDOOR USE: Multiple Fun-Time Uses –Center Mat with two side boxes opens up flat; Fill side boxes with sand, water and fun toys.
- SUN-SAFE PLAYSET: Inflatable Sunshade UPF 50 canopy protects kids from the sun's harmful rays
If you’re looking for beach stuff for babies, this one not only has a canopy to play under but also has eight plastic sand toys to entertain them, including a watering can, shovel and six sand molds.
- Removable sun shade (UPF 50 protection)
- Inflatable canopy
- Center mat with two side boxes that open up flat
This toy (suitable for a minimum of children ages 3 to 5 years old) has a little something for everybody: a pop-up tent for toddlers, beach toys for older kids and a starter kit for sand castle building aspirations. The soft play surface is also comfortable to plop down in to start creating in the two side boxes.
- Quickly unfolds open in seconds
- Easy to collapse and store
- One user’s mat started peeling
- Canopy would not sit straight up for a user’s 2-year-old (unclear on size of child)
Play. Scoop. Dig. Splash. Play as you want to, and then pack it up to travel to your next destination.
Kids Against Maturity: Card Game
$24.99 in stock
2 used from $20.52
- BEST FAMILY FUN GAME – Dear Evolved Parents, Kids Against Maturity is the perfect parental tool to approach playtime and family time. Are you sick of the same old dated games every game night? This instant classic was made and played by parents like you. With age-appropriate toilet humor and funny innuendos for the adults, it can be enjoyed by all ages. Best results when played with 4 players or more.
- PLAY IT ANY TIME ANY PLACE – One game set includes 600 question and answer cards and a handy box to store it all. It’s portable and a take anywhere size game. Become an instant champion while camping, sleepovers, game nights, family gatherings, summer camp, plane trips and more!
- IT’S SIMPLE & ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS – Kids Against Maturity combines the tried and tested fill-in-the- blank game-play, a perfect enjoyable hilarious way to bring your family together.
- GET THE GAME ROLLING IN SECONDS – Each player gets 10 white answer cards and takes turns asking the blue question cards. Each question asker chooses the funniest answer, and the player with the highest amount of most amusing responses, wins the game.
- OBLIGATORY WARNING – Humorless hover-parents and those who don’t appreciate flatulence jokes, may not approve. PLEASE REMOVE ANY CARD THAT YOU DON’T APPROVE OF. One thing is for sure; just like other tabletop board games, it’ll get your kids away from their phones, tablets, Fortnite, and other electronic devices for at least 30-90 min. Unplug together!
If you’re looking for beach games for kids that adults can also enjoy, this one game set includes 500 opportunities to entertain your family.
- 500 questions and answer cards (10 white cards with blue cards to choose from)
- 40K combinations
- Four expansion packs
Made and played by parents, this is not the average “knock knock” and “dad jokes” game nor is it the kind of scratch-your-head educational game that feels like School Part 2. It has age-appropriate toilet humor and funny innuendos for people of all ages.
- Good icebreaker game for family reunions and get-togethers
- Commonly rated as bringing out humor
- May not be ideal for those who don’t like body humor (i.e. flatulence) jokes
- Some cards have sexual innuendos (may want to move those if uncomfortable)
Although you can play with less than four members, it’s ideal to play for four or more.
Duckura Jump Rocket Launchers
$10.99 in stock
2 used from $10.55
- Cool Air Rocket - Bring the toy set outdoor, blast foam rocket in the space, win cheers from playmates. Ideal summer outdoor party games, Easter basket stuffers birthday toys gifts for 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 years old boys and girls.
- 360° Rotatable Launcher - Jump and stomp on the air pump, shoot the foam rocket to the sky in any direction you want.
- Fine Motor Skills - Build the model rocket toy with 3 brackets, place the rocket on the launcher and set the pump power system.
- Summer Outside Play Toy - Great for lawn, backyard, yard, park, playground beach and sand. Perfect for outdoor family activities , camping or party games.
- New Update - package includes 5 foam rockets, launch pad,air pump and air hose.
If you’re looking for beach toys for toddlers, this one is great for those who are just at the tipping point—2 years old and up. For the potential pilots in your life, here’s their chance to “take off” as many times as they want.
- 360-degree ABS rotatable launcher
- Suitable for kids ages 3 and up
- Three rockets
Jump and stop on the air pump, then shoot the foam rocket to the sky. You may end up with people on either side of your family getting involved in this outdoor game. Build the model rocket toy with three brackets, and set the pump power system for blastaway. The jump option is an excellent way to help with kid cardio, too.
- Easy cardio workout
- Lightweight foam to avoid potential accidents
- One user reported that the game broke after two tries with a small child (38 pounds)
- Connection at bottom of pump cracked
Enjoy this fun game on the playground, at the beach in the sand, in your backyard, camping, at birthday parties and more.
Paddle Toss and Catch Ball
$18.99 in stock
- 【Upgraded Lawn/Beach Paddles Ball】We use 100% new unbreakable materials with high toughness; Criss-crossed stitches make the sticky ball cloth tightly adhere to the plastic disc, the new version is durable and stronger than old version. Features water resistant, EVERICH toss and catch ball games can be played wherever indoor & outdoor, at beach or pool, backyard, in the park or garden.
- 【Softer and High-quality Ball Set】Old version's tennis balls are very hard without elasticity, which is hard for kids to catch it. Our balls are much stronger and softer yet with better stickiness, so that kids can catch the balls easily and comes with comfortable feel, kids won’t lose their fun as they can keep catching the ball. Always have lots of fun for your little ones, even to family reunion game.
- 【Lengthened and Adjustable Strap】The strap adopts adjustable design, which is convenient for you to adjust while playing. The length of the strap is also enough for adults, so both adults and children can participate in the throw and stick ball game, no set rules, great fun outdoor activity for full family.
- 【Keep the Kids Active, Learning Basic Motor Skills】Catch and toss game can exercise kids hand-eye coordination and arm muscles, always keep kids active, release their extra energy, an effective way for kids to learn about baseball and footballs. Meanwhile, EVERICH paddle rackets are laboratory tested, safe and non-toxic, safe to play.
- 【Outdoor/Sand/Backyard Toys, Great Gift】EVERICH catch ball set comes with transparent bag with zip, which is convenient for carrying out and storage, it is fun game and high-quality sand toys. Great for boys and girls ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 as a birthday or Christmas gift, keep them stay away from screens and form good exercise habits.
This group game comes with two rackets, two balls and one bag. You can either play a regular game of catch or enjoy the “stickier” version of the game.
- Available in two color schemes (blue/green, royal blue)
- Nylon sticky cloth on paddles
- Unbreakable plastic discs (8 inches)
These paddles are advertised as unbreakable with “100 percent new materials with high toughness,” making the game easier to place. The nylon cloth is glued on the plastic bottom, to avoid it easily falling apart. The softer balls also lessen the impact of a high-intensity game. However, the balls are still strong enough to keep a game going. A game like this is a great way to keep your hyperactive kid busy and result in a peaceful, sleep-all-evening ride home.
- High-quality balls (but soft)
- Adjustable hand holders
- Choking hazard for children under 3 years old
- Velcro came off one paddle, for one user
If you’re looking for a game to play with your highly coordinated kids that doesn’t involve a laundry list of rules, you’ve found it. There’s also a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy and a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty.
Ice Cream Beach Toys
$9.99 in stock
1 used from $8.99
- START KIDS' BEACH FUN TIME:Kids can mold 5 different shapes ice cream with the sand molds.Play with the beach toys kit ,kids must be a sand molding lover.
- INTERACT BEACH TOYS For KIDS:With the beach toys,kids not only enjoy the play time,but also learn how to step to step creat an ice cream
- WHAT THE DESSERT BEACH TOYS SET CONTAIN?:Totally 17 pieces! (1pc 1.3L bucket with lid) (1pc shovel) (1pc rake) (2pcs spoon) (11pcs dessert sand molds) (1pc watering can) (1pc mesh bag)
- SMOOTH DESIN & BRIGHT COLORS:The beach toys kit are made in BPA Free plastic,the detail surface is smooth for comfortable handling,and the vivid color can much more attract kids.
- HIGH QUALITY & GUARANTEE:The kit is made in durable hard plastic,not easy to break,and the colors will not fade under sunlight.Any defect about the beach toys set,please contact us and we'll solve it for you.
Maybe you have a sweet tooth for ice cream and cupcakes to eat. The beach is as good of a place as any to enjoy them. Or maybe your toddlers and older kids want to enjoy making their own ice cream and cupcakes with this 17-pack full of beach toys.
- Beach toy sizes ranging from 2.5–7.6 inches
- Durable hard plastic
- 11-piece dessert sand molds, 1-piece watering can, 1-piece mesh bag, 1-piece 1.3 liter bucket with lid with a shovel, 1-piece rake, 2-piece spoons
This is a pretty intuitive toy to play with. Use the shovel to scoop up sand. Get it wet. And then scoop the send into the ice cream and cupcake molds. If you want to get fancy, fill in and mold the top for a final picturesque image. There are a few commenters stating that the tops don’t fit the cones, but that may be seen as a good thing for kids who want to perfect their cone-shaped, sand-building skills.
- BPA-free plastic
- Colors will not fade under sunlight
- A few users described the plastic as thin and/or flimsy
- Bucket doesn’t fit everything; use the mesh bag
If you think this is fun at the beach, you can also take advantage of it during the snow, too. It’s already wet and ready for ice cone magic.
Wave Powered Mini-Surfer
- Award winning surf toy - Just toss Surfer Dudes into the waves and watch them go! The perfect beach toy for outdoor fun
- Worlds first (and only) Surf Boomerang! Patented self righting design means they catch a wave every time and come back to you again and again. The ultimate mini-surfer
- NO batteries or wind-up required - uses the energy of the surf. A great gift idea
- Multiple Surfer Dudes Legends & Surfer Pets to choose from! Includes super cool Pet, Dude, wing, skeg, fin key, and unsinkable surfboard
- Some assembly required – just snap and click to lock together. For Ages 6 and up
Intended for kids who are ages 6 and up, this water toy is fully intended to have as much fun in the water as you are. For the kid who is pondering on water sports, this’ll at least teach her the basics of staying on the board while she’s in the water. (Of course, there’s nothing wrong with falling off a time or two, too.)
- Six designs/characters
- Patented self-righting design
Pick one character or enjoy all six—Laguna Luna and Astra, Long Beach Larry and Finley, Mako P.I. and G., Mavericks Mavy and Wavy, Surf City Sally and Malibu, or Waikiki Woodie and Carl. The surfers also have names—Bali Bobbi (pink), Aussie Alice (purple), Costa Rica Rick (orange/red), Donegan Doolin (green), Hossegor Hank (light blue), or Sumatra Sam (orange/yellow).
- Made to stay upright and “catch a wave”
- No batteries required
- Some assembly required
- Surfboard colors peeled off when one user tested it out in the ocean, after only five minutes
Keep in mind that the pin key is used to remove parts, so make sure to keep it in a safe place.
Geyiie Kids Sand Toys Set
Whether your kid is in the bathroom, the backyard, or sitting in beach sand or snow, this 22-piece toy set has a little bit of everything to inspire their creativity.
- High-quality ABS plastic
- Zip-up storage bag
- Handle for easy portability
These easy-to-clean toys include a giraffe waterwheel, sand bucket, beach buggy, watering can, sand castle molds, shovel and rake tool kit. Safety-test approved, these toys have soft enough edges to easily carry without their hands getting poked, prodded or hurt.
The kettle and windmill make it easier to get wet sand as needed for the next sand shape, too. If your kid is in a cooking mood, go straight for the waffles, fruit and donuts. If it’s a building kind of day, grab those steps, buildings and shovel, and get to work.
- Bendable and returns to original shape if squeezed
- Nontoxic (BPA free)
- Not suitable for kids under the age of 3
- User reported a chemical odor
If your kid wants to let people know (s)he was here, make sure to let the beach buggy’s sand pattern roller leave stamps wherever the car goes.
Auney Water Toys
1 used from $5.54
- 【Strong and Far Shooting】- This water toy is designed specially to spray water in a strong stream. The powerful feature allows you to shoot up to 30 ft. Regardless this squirt gun in the air, at your friend, or at you water battle opponent. You will be absolutely satisfied with its far and on target shoots.
- 【Lightweight and Portable】- This water gun is made of high quality eco-friendly plastic foam material, non-toxic and harmless, soft and comfortable. And the handle is easy to grip, you can carry these water guns in a little backpack to everywhere.
- 【The Best of Both Worlds】- Hold your next big water battle with Cooper & Friends water shooter on your lawn. You’ll be giving back to the environment by not wasting water and you’ll have a great time doing it.
- 【Summer Fun Pool Toys and Easy to Grip】-The handle of water gun is easy to grip, much easier to fill than water pistols. Just dip the nozzle into water, pull the handle to get the most water into your blaster gun.
- 【Best Water Fun Toy Gift】- Best choice for parents to interact with their children and increase the child's interest in outdoor activities. Perfect summer water fight, water park, water party, family fun swimming pool, summer camp, sand beach and outdoor activity toys.
This lightweight, eco-friendly toy set is fun for straight shooters—literally. Whether you’re into water guns or not, this achieves the same results in a splashing good time with family and friends.
- 24 inches
- Eco-friendly plastic
- Shoots up to 30 feet
This non-toxic, foam set (available in green, red, yellow, blue) is easy to grip and can be carried around in any bag. Dip the nozzle into water, pull the handle and blast away. Although it’s good, kid-friendly fun, it’s also a bit more aesthetically friendly for parents who aren’t thrilled with toy guns. There’s also less leaking like toy guns.
- Soft foam
- Simple structure to point and spray
- Pets may eat foam on sticks; keep away
- May be too small for bigger hands (in other words, adults, find your own toys)
If your kids have a habit of losing toys that blend into the sand, the bright colors on these will make that much easier to avoid.
1 used from $13.47
- Sea-creature inspired "baking" set of sand toys
- Includes 3 cookie cutters, rolling pin, crab-topped sprinkles shaker, cookie sheet, spatula and two shell-shaped dishes.
- Cookie-baking theme presents an exciting twist on sand toys! Comes in "Frustration-Free Packaging, " intended to be easier to open and reduce waste.
- Part of Melissa & Doug's Sunny Patch, a line of products that encourages exploration and outdoor play.
- Set stores in rinse-through mesh bag.
Melissa & Doug have 30 years of experience making kid-friendly toys (approximately 2,000) for all age groups. While they have many to choose from, this one is a great introduction to helping your kid find out whether he’s a potential baker.
- Sea-creature inspired “baking” set of sand toys
- Three cookie cutters
- Cookie add-ons (rolling pin, crab-topped sprinkles shaker, cookie sheet, spatula, two shell-shaped dishes)
Designed for kids ages 3-6, this will be great practice for cookie preparation. If your kid nails sand cookies, maybe a real baking oven and kitchen practice are next. Just wet sand, roll into flat cookies and/or stack into cookie shapes.
- Frustration-free packaging
- Rinse-through mesh bag for easy cleaning
- One user preferred the ice cream cone set from the same manufacturer because the sand doesn’t fall apart once cut
- May need to perfect spatula technique to avoid breaking cookies
When the cookies are done, serve on a plate with sprinkles and share with beach company.
Sand Brick-Building Set
- 2-piece sand molding set
- Includes trowel and sand mold.
- Pieces snap together for easy storage.
- Colorful Sunny Patch characters
- Perfect for the beach or sandbox
If you’re a handyman wondering if your kid has potential, here’s your chance. This sand brick maker and trowel set is simple to play with and easy to remove. Build a wall. Create a house. Or create a fort.
- Two-piece sand molding set
- Trowel and sand mold
- Colorful Sunny Patch characters
Perfect for the beach or a sandbox, your kid can build any structure (s)he wants. Snap out of the bucket. Pour sand inside and wet until the structure sticks. And then dump out each brick (carefully) (7 x 4 x 4 inches) so they snack on top of each other.
- Easy storage
- Pieces snap together (ideally means you won’t step on the pieces)
- Several users had a hard time keeping bricks intact; too much water makes them fall apart
- User describes bricks coming out as mounds instead of bricks
Although the manufacturer’s recommended age is 2–5 years old, the brand would suggest waiting until your kid is at least 3 years old.
Coconut Float Beach Ball
$5.99 in stock
- Includes (1) Coconut Float's Tears of Joy Emoji Beach Ball 27"
- Perfect for a pool party, carnival, beach, summer & birthday party. Great as party favors and goodie bag fillers for end of year events, or as competition prizes for kids and adults
- Enjoy pool games like "keep away" or "monkey in the middle" and other fun family activities
Yes, we know that emojis and bitmojis and ebrojis can become overkill on text messenger and Twitter. But how could it possibly get old when it’s bouncing around in the air?
- 27 inches deflated
- High-quality plastic
- 6 ounces
Intended for kids who are 3 years old or more, this is a great game option for volleyball, catch or just playing around in the water. It should be lightweight enough to do no harm (no dodgeball) but stay in the air long enough to get a decent game going.
- Enjoyable ball game for younger and older siblings
- Easy recognizable emoji and a talking piece for onlookers
- Popped in one day, for one user
- Another user bought two (one ball lasted one day, the other was ruined in three days)
Be careful when blowing this ball up. While a few users reported a hole in their ball, as with all balloons and balls, inflating and deflating can put wear and tear on them. Keep an eye on it to make sure there are no legitimate defects upon arrival, and report it if found.
$16.97 in stock
1 used from $10.62
- SUPER VALUE: Comes with a waterproof carrying beach bag net, a sand truck, sand castle bucket, beach shovel, rake, and 6 sand castle molds all at an incredible price! Your kid will love this sand toys set.
- EASY TO CARRY: This sand beach toy comes in a durable and waterproof mesh bag to store all the pieces and easily carry your beach pail and toys anywhere you go. Also, this beach sand toys set includes everything you need for hours of fun of the outdoor/indoor beach sand play.
- NON-TOXIC, CERTIFIED QUALITY, SAFE AND DURABLE MATERIALS: All Toy Life products are made with non-toxic and safe materials. They have been rigorously tested and certified to meet and exceed all safety standards. Additionally, we have made sure that no exposed parts or pieces can come lose or pose a safety hazard. Children's safety is our main concern so we strictly control the quality of every toy.
- PERFECT FOR VACATIONS OR JUST BACKYARD FUN: This sand pail set is perfect if you are heading to the beach, but can also be great toys for sandbox, sand table, water table or backyard toys for kids.
- Toy Life 12 MONTH GUARANTEE: Buy with confidence. If anything happens to your Beach Sand Toys Set within the first 12 months of owning them, we will replace it at no charge to you. Just message The Life Company through the Amazon platform. At Toy Life customer satisfaction is our top priority.
Whether in snow, sand or water, this set of 10 toys is easy to pick up and carry anywhere you want to go.
- Waterproof mesh bag
- Beach bucket to carry some toys
- Non-toxic, certified quality
This set of 10 beach toys includes a bucket, shovel, rake, toy dump truck, and six sand castle molds. There’s also a bonus waterproof carrying net. Who says sand toys need a theme? Play with the pyramid. Dance your fingers up the steps. Luckily, there are also no exposed parts or pieces that can come loose as a safety hazard for children (ages 3 and up) who have the chance to play with these toys.
- Bright colors to be able to easily find toys in sand
- Tested to exceed all safety standards
- One user said the mesh bag was flimsy and easily ripped
- One user reported the bucket was not strong enough to pack sand
If this isn’t the toy set for you, it’s also backed by a 12-month guarantee. Replace it at no charge to you.
Did you find the perfect beach toy for kids or a beach toy for toddlers out of the 12 above? Hopefully so. Maybe you don’t want to be a contestant in the next sand building contest. Or, maybe that’s right up your alley and you cannot wait to team up with your kid to show off the creativity.
Maybe you want to just bounce a ball around or “surf” in the water. Would you rather make ice cream cones, cupcakes, or cookies? You can do that too. (It helps if you have real ones if the sand version washes away. Just wash your hands first because one tastes delicious and the other tastes like … sand.)
These 12 options are your opportunity to make the most of beach life. There’s nothing wrong with family time and just laying around and catching up. But if you’re going to the beach and know your little one needs more than a blanket and a few picnic basket snacks, this is a great time to find a happy medium for both of you.
If you can keep your kid entertained with toys like the ones above, that means you’ll also have a chance to have “me” time (or family time) of your own. If you already know what’s likely to keep their interest the most, go with that kind of toy.
Try not to pick something that they have zip zero interest in in the first place (i.e. the nonathletic kid who loves to cook will probably like dessert sand toys more than surfers in the ocean). The toys should represent the kid. And you know you found a winning toy when your kid wants to invite other kids over to show off what (s)he can do. Wear suntan lotion and enjoy rolling around.
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Best Beach Toys
Choosing the best beach toys for the children in your life is easy with our detailed reviews and ratings.
- SwimSchool SunSmart Kiddie
- Kids Against Maturity: Card Game
- Duckura Jump Rocket Launchers
- Paddle Toss and Catch Ball
- Ice Cream Beach Toys
- Wave Powered Mini-Surfer
- Geyiie Kids Sand Toys Set
- Auney Water Toys
- Seaside Sidekicks
- Sand Brick-Building Set
- Coconut Float Beach Ball
- Sand Toys