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travel The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach  

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List Rules Don't add getting stung by jellyfish or getting water in your ear as fun beach games, unless you're into that sort of thing.

It can be easy to get bored after spending an hour or two at the beach when you're just laying out in the sun and swimming around in the water, so it's good to come prepared to play some games while you're there, especially if you're making a day of it. From beach volleyball to sand castles to treasure hunts, this list is all about fun, engaging activities to do while you're having a day at the beach.

What's a day at the beach without some fun in the sun? Other than letting your skin sizzle and getting pounded by giant waves, what are some of your favorite things to do while you're at the beach? Vote up and add all of your favorite activities and games that you play while you're at the beach.

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The Bucket Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
The Bucket Game You’ll need: two very large buckets and two small buckets. Place the large buckets in the sand and race to fill them up with water from with the smaller buckets. First to fill theirs to the top wins!

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The Shell Toss Game is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
The Shell Toss Game This is basically a “darts” kind of game: draw a big circle in the sand with smaller concentric circles inside, stand about ten feet back, and toss a recently-found sea shell in. Whoever gets closest to the center wins.

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Hot Dog Eating Contest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Throw a Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Throw a Frisbee

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Musical Towels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Musical Towels Just arrange the towels in a circle, play some music, and cut the music off to see who gets a seat.

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Shell Collecting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Shell Collecting

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Fly a Kite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Fly a Kite

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Build Sand Sculptures is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Build Sand Sculptures

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Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach

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Scavenger Hunt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Scavenger Hunt

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Channel Digging Race is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Channel Digging Race First to the sea wins!

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Swimming Relays is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Swimming Relays

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Miniature Golf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Miniature Golf

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Make a Dam Using Sand and Pebb... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Make a Dam Using Sand and Pebbles

The Best Kids Games To Play At The Beach

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Hopscotch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Hopscotch

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I Spy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
I Spy

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Sharks and Minnows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Sharks and Minnows One person is the shark and everyone else is a minnow. Run!

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Draughts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Draughts Make a portable checkerboard and use stones or sea shells as game pieces.

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Flag Football is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Flag Football

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Lawn Bowls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Lawn Bowls

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Beach Bowling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Beach Bowling

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Host a Treasure Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Host a Treasure Hunt Draw a treasure map and hide your kids favorite candies in the sand. For added fun you can even hide coins!

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Hole Digging Contest is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play When You're At The Beach
Hole Digging Contest