3 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained at the Beach

Family trips are wonderful ways to create memories. Playing, dancing, and laughing together helps bring everyone together and build strong bonds regardless of the age gap and the best part about a family outing is that you need not take time out of your schedule to plan a day out. Instead, going to the nearby beach on the weekend with your kids is perfect. You should continue reading this article to learn three different ways to keep your kids entertained at the beach.

Father and Daughter on Beach
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“If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.”

Jimmy Buffett.

Play Coastal Clues

Coastal clues are similar to treasure hunts but at the beach. As you might already know, kids love puzzles and mystery games, and this version of the treasure hunt will surely keep the kids busy. You also need not do any pre-planning to create the clues.

Now, you must be wondering how to play this game?

You have to create a list of items you are likely to find by the sea. It may include an already built sandcastle, a kite, seagulls, lifeguards, an umbrella, etc. Your kids need to find all the items on the list and click a picture of them. You can buy them ice cream or their favourite toy for a reward. The best part about this game is that you’ll also get time to relax while your kids are finding the items.

Learn Paddle Boarding (SUP)

If your kids are adventurous, you can go paddleboarding. It will be a fun water sport to try, and your kids might find it so interesting that they consider becoming a professional. You can also find paddleboard or SUP Rental for the day to teach your kids boarding. Some of the best paddleboards are the inflatable stand up paddleboards. Nevertheless, make sure that there is a lifeguard nearby. 

Note: When renting a SUP, make sure its shape is ideal and reduces the chances of getting tipped over. Such boards are ideal for beginners. 

Woman in White Shirt Paddleboarding on Lake
Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi

Make New Friends

Last but not least, you are likely to find many people, kids, and even dogs at the beach. It is an excellent opportunity to help your kids improve their communication and socialising skills. Help them meet new people and make fellow kids their friends. They can play different games such as building sandcastles, frisbee, kite flying, beach bowling, etc. It is especially a good idea if you are on an extended vacation. Interacting with new people will help your child learn numerous things.

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And Finally…

Kids generally love beach and water activities, and it allows them to get dirty, play with sand and water and meet new people. So, you should try the ways mentioned above to keep your kids entertained. Also, don’t forget to enjoy this time and make unforgettable memories.

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