With that hot weather upon us, hours spent on the beach are a given. It’s the perfect place to take in easy reads, get a little swimming in or even take a solid nap (just remember the SPF, please). If you’re hanging with a crowd though, you may want to get a little more hands-on activity going. Check out these games that are sure to be a blast with family, friends and even your dog.



1. Beach Ball ($15): There’s no way to avoid fun with a ball this sunny and colorful. It’s a great way to get a game of volleyball started, or even to just pass back and forth while wading.

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2. Surf Paddle Ball ($29): Heading to a more tropical locale? These light + bright paddles are a perfect addition to your carry-on.

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3. Floating Joust ($30): Don’t get pushy… unless you’re trying to knock your pals off of their raft in this floating joust game. We know this one’s bound to be a blast.


4. Badminton Set ($68): Get that birdie out and have a blast serving up fun for hours. Now you can actually get a workout in on the beach.

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5. Speakers ($59): Speakers are essential for any beach trip, especially if you’re looking to play Name That Tune or Musical Beach Towels. This set allows you to safely store your tablet away from the pesky sand.



6. Star Spangled Bocce Ball Set: Still reveling in the patriotism of the 4th? ‘Merica loves you too, boo. Make this starry bocce ball set to show your pride all summer long. (via Brit + Co)

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7. Flamingo Toss Yard Game: It doesn’t get more fun than flamingos. Stick with the trend by combining classic ring toss with these pretty-in-pink birdies. (via Sugar and Cloth)

8. Catch and Toss: Take it back to your youth with this blast from the past. Click over to see how tennis balls, Velcro and embroidery hoops can get you a beach game in minutes. (via Brit + Co)


9. Outdoor Yahtzee: Board games don’t have to be confined to the living room on a Friday night. Case in point: this awesome oversized yahtzee set. (via The Pinning Mama)

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10. Tic-Tac-Toe: Sometimes the simplest of games could use an update too. We love this unique tic-tac-toe board that’s compact and oh-so cute. (via A Beautiful Mess)


11. Dominoes: Little sets of dominoes could get lost in the sand. You won’t have to worry about that with this oversized set. It would be the perfect addition to a week at the beach house. (via Iron and Twine)


12. Horseshoes: Gussy up an old horseshoe set for fun games and great photos of the toss. Use different color combos to create sets for each team. (via Design Love Fest)


13. DIY Cornhole: There’s pretty much no summer game as universal as cornhole. Plus you can play it anywhere. And with this handmade set, we’d want to bring it everywhere. (via Brit + Co)


14. Painted Rocks for Sand Darts: Yep, you can bring bar games to the sandy shore. Painted rocks and concentric circles drawn in the sand make for a pretty sweet darts game with the easiest setup ever. (via Alisa Burke)

What games do you like to play at the beach? Let us know in the comments!