These Beach Toys for Kids Will Keep Them Entertained While Parents Relax

by Bethany Braun-Silva

These Beach Toys for Kids Will Keep Them Entertained While Parents Relax
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If you’re heading to the beach or on a family vacation this summer, be sure to pack some fun toys for your kids. In addition to the sunscreen, towels, umbrellas and other beach essentials, the right toys can be just the ticket to a fun, stress-free day at the beach. 


Beach toys keep kids busy and entertained so that parents can crack open a book and relax (or give it their best attempt). Plus, while kids are having fun, they might also learn a thing or two and work on important skills like hand-eye coordination or cause and effect. 


These toys are also affordable, so you can purchase several for the season and not worry about having to store them until next year. With so many to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. But we found toys that are great for kids to play with independently, like kites or sand drills, or toys that the whole family can enjoy like waterproof cards and sandcastle building sets


Below, check out our list of the eight best beach toys for kids of all ages. 


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Hoyle Waterproof Clear Playing Cards


These clear waterproof cards are perfect for a family game of Go Fish under the sun.

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Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Toss & Catch


This durable toss and catch toy is an excellent way for younger kids to work on hand-eye coordination while having a blast on the beach.

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Rainbow Beach Ball


There’s nothing like a classic beach ball to bring on the summer fun! Play “Keep it Up” or a fun game of catch with this cheery ball.

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Create A Castle Basic Tower Kit


Kids love to build on the beach, and this kit takes the “work” out of building an impressive sandcastle.

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Fun Little Toys Kids Beach Sand Set


This classic beach set includes everything kids need for fun in the sand. Plus, it comes with a handy mesh storage bag for easy cleanup.

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Mini Ice Pop Kite


This kite is as easy to assemble as it is to fly. The small size enables kids to fly the kite themselves, and the fun popsicle print is a joy to watch soar through the air.

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Hape Sand Driller Beach Toy


We already know kids love to get to work on the beach, and this drill helps them dig holes and search for buried treasure.

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Joyin Inflatable Pool Floats


These fruity ring floats are the perfect size for kids to catch some waves in style.