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    23 Outdoor Games You Need If You Get Bored At The Beach

    "Life is a beach, I'm just playin' in the sand." — Lil Wayne, and probs you after buying these games.

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    1. Spikeball, an easy-to-transport game that is kinda like volleyball and will have your friends asking you to bring it on every beach trip.

    2. TidalBall combines cornhole and bocce ball for a competitive game that'll keep you entertained for the whole day.

    3. BucketBall will quickly become your favorite beach game because it finally gives you an excuse to put your Beer Pong skills to use.

    4. A portable cornhole set you can keep in the trunk of your car and break out just in time for ~beach szn~.

    the red and blue portable cornhole set

    5. Or a ladder toss set that'll surprisingly bring out your most competitive side — try not to make any kids cry, OK?

    6. A Jazzminton set you'll love because you don't have to set up a pesky net but will still get the oceanside cardio workout you've been looking for.

    7. A Bocce Ball set – it'll be the perfect addition to your next beach day...and it'll DEFINITELY make your grandpa happy.

    8. A ball that skips in the water and will keep you and your fellow beach bums entertained while you chat in the ocean.

    six of the balls in various colors

    9. Or a Wave Runner waterproof football with a small, easy-to-grip design for anyone that wants to kick a game of "beach catch" up a notch.

    Promising review: "My kids absolutely love this thing, in the water or on land. My daughter is always asking to play catch with it, and it's not hard to see why. It's soft enough to easily snag and firm enough to throw a good spiral. Great ball for the beach or backyard." –Beard

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A frisbee with over 3K positive reviews on Amazon, so you know it's a guaranteed good time.

    11. Or a Bottle Bash kit that'll up the stakes on your usual frisbee toss, which typically involves aimless throwing and nosediving-into-the-sand catches.

    the bottle bash kit, including a frisbee, fake bottles, stakes for the ground, and a bag
    models playing bottle bash on a beach
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Summer fun! If you’re bored with corn hole, buy this outdoor game. We had a blast. Easy to set up and store away. We’ll use it for years." –Masnari

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four styles).

    12. An avocado float to give new meaning to the term "ball pit" and will pair perfectly with that fresh batch of guac you were planning to bring to the beach.

    13. Waterproof playing cards, so you can get a fierce game of poker going (just maybe don't strip unless you're spending the day at a nude beach).

    waterproof playing cards laying in the sand

    14. A Kan Jam outdoor frisbee toss game that'll start as a casual game of catch and most likely evolve into a SUPER competitive battle for greatness.

    15. A Bucketball set which revolves around kicking hacky sacks into a stacked trio of buckets, so get ready to pretend like you're competing in The World Cup (heh).

    The Bucketball game set on display

    16. A standard volleyball net you can use to meet new people on the beach and get a pick-up game going.

    17. Or a four-square volleyball net so you can make things a little more interesting. Just because there's less room for diving won't stop your competitive friends from rolling in the sand!

    18. A set of UNO Splash Cards for when you want to have fun with a nice, quiet game until you drop that first Wild Draw Four card. Then, all bets are off.

    19. A portable cornhole toss game that helps you relive your college days while also providing a source of fun recreation at the beach.

    A group of people playing the cornhole game at the beach

    20. A ring toss set that'll bring back fond memories of your childhood and encourage some ~friendly~ competition.

    21. A reversible rug with checkers on one side and tic-tac-toe on the other, a must-have for anyone who would rather exercise their brain muscle.

    22. An 18-piece sand toys kit so the kiddos can stay preoccupied building castles, molding sea creatures, and digging for treasure, all while the adults catch up on some important beach reads and Z's.

    a model's hand playing with toys in the sand on the beach
    reviewer photo of their kid walking towards toys in the sand on a beach

    For ages 3+; here are some of our other favorite games for 3-year-olds!

    Promising review: "My kid loved this at the beach! Cheap and fun! Like that it has its own little bag to keep us organized! Would definitely recommend and buy again!" –Tara Gollem

    Get an 18-piece set from Amazon for $18.48.

    23. A "New York Times: Beach Blanket Crosswords" book that is truly fun that the whole family can get in on, but in a much more let's-just-stay-put kind of way.

    Or forget everything I just suggest and just bury an unlucky friend in the sand...

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