Best Beach Toys for Kids

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Ready to hit the beach this summer and want to keep the kids entertained? Here are the best beach toys for kids!

best beach toys for kids

Though we live just about 3 hours from the ocean we take a few beach trips throughout the summer. Having lived in the Caribbean for a few years, our main goal is to move back to the beach.

With kids, it’s a different story. It can be kind of frustrating and stressful taking kids to the beach. There’s typically very little relaxing when you’re a mom at the beach.

That’s why I’ve compiled this list of the best beach toys for kids to take with you during your beach trip to make the day a little less stressful so you can also relax for at least 5 minutes.

Here are the best beach toys for kids!

Best Beach Toys for Kids

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We own a number of these awesome beach toys and use them in the bath or at the local playground’s sandbox!

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cookie-Baking Set

The baking set is one of our favorite toys all year round. We use it in our little play kitchen, in the tub, at the sandbox and of course at the beach.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Speck Seahorse Sand Ice Cream Play Set

If your kids are obsessed with ice cream, this is a fun toy to get! We also use this one during bubble baths as well as during imagination time.

Top Race Sand Castle Pail Buckets, Beach Pails, Sand Mold Pails

You can’t forget to make sandcastles! These are perfect for building sandcastles at the beach.

Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand-and-Water Sifting Funnel

This is a fun toy we saw on Blippi! Where are my fellow moms with kids OBSESSED with Blippi? Blippi is about the only thing my kid is allowed to watch on YouTube lately!

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We have a few kites that we love to fly at the park when we grill outside but it’s perfect for the beach.

SwimWays Light Up Ball

This ball lights up when in action so it’s a lot of fun for kids! You can do almost anything with a ball on the beach, from soccer to kickball to just a game of catch.

PLAYMOBIL® Dump Truck Building Set

My son’s truck obsession runs deep and now my daughter is into trucks. We always make sure to bring a lot of dump trucks, front loaders and any kind of truck that’ll pick and move sand.

meekoo Colorful Mesh Beach Bags

These are adorable for taking with you to the beach and collecting seashells or other treasures!

Don’t forget to check out my Summer Vacation Books for Toddlers and Summer Books for Preschoolers! These are filled with great summer themed reads for your little ones to enjoy during your beach trip!

Do you have any beach plans this summer? What are your favorite beach toys to bring?


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