Heading to the beach is a great idea for a day trip. Getting the family outdoors feels great, and kids really benefit from being able to expel some energy in the open space. Beach sports are a fun way to pass the time and keep the kids entertained and any equipment you need can be purchased beforehand to save on hiring fees. Here’s our pick of the best beach game buys and sport equipment for the beach, and accessories you’ll need for them. From beach volleyball equipment to child’s beach equipment, we’ve got it all covered here.
Adult Sports Equipment
The most popular beach sport tends to be volleyball. It’s a great group sport than can involve the whole family time and time again. We searched Amazon.com for the best quality beach volleyball equipment and here’s what we found.
The Mikasa Squish VSV104 No-Sting Volleyball promises a family friendly playing experience thanks to it’s “pillow soft, no sting” cover, allowing you to concentrate on your game. The cover is also water friendly meaning you can take your game to the sea to mix it up a little.
Customers also loved this ball with 167 reviews giving it an overall rating of 4.3 stars out of five. Reviews do suggest this is not a regulation volleyball, but is lighter and softer and better suited to recreational play rather than professional. One customer states, ” If you’re looking for either a pool volleyball or something lighter to just casually hit around with no sting, this is the perfect ball for you.”
Of course, no volleyball game is complete without a good quality net, and we think the Spalding Premier Beach Ready Volleyball Set is up to the task.
This net has an adjustable height ranging from 7’4″ to 8′ making it easier to switch between adult games and family games. The aluminium alloy poles have an oversized push button locking system to make it easier to adjust heights for optimum play. The net comes with a sand adapter kit to allow it to be set up on the beach as well as the back yard.
Weighing in at just 15 pound and complete with a Spalding sport bag with comfortable shoulder strap, this net is highly portable, ideal for days at the beach.
Rated 4 stars out of five on Amazon, a customer simply states this is a good net for the price.
If volleyball isn’t your thing, then how about some beach football equipment? We found this fab little american football on Amazon that customers loved.
The Wilson F1415 NFL MVP Football is tackified for a better grip, has a multi layer lining for a better shape and durability and a 3 ply bladder for better air retention and moisture control.
472 customer reviews give this beach football equipment an overall rating of 4.3 stars. Customers loved it’s size, grip and look with one happy customer saying, “it’s become the favorite of all the neighborhood kids whenever they get together.”
Child’s Beach Equipment
Beach equipment designed for children can often keep their attention a little longer whilst you relax, and it’s relatively inexpensive so it’s worth buying a couple of pieces.
The Elite Ring Toss Game for Kids is great for the beach. It keeps the kids entertained, aids in developing hand-eye co-ordination, can be played right next to where parents are resting and the adults can get involved if they want to.
This ring toss game comes with a handy carry bag and weighs only 2 pounds, so it’s highly portable and convenient for trips to the beach.
223 customer reviews give this game an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of five on Amazon. Customers liked it’s quality, ease of use and fun factor for the whole family. One reviewer described this game as an, “awesome family investment.”
These days most kids enjoy playing games on technology, but on the beach the sand and water can be hazardous to tablet computers or smartphones. The JOTO Universal Waterproof Bag for iPhone will keep it safe for little ones to play.
This waterproof dry bag can hold iPhones, credit cards and small valuables, whilst it’s clear back and front still allows you to take photographs. It’s neck strap prevents little hands from dropping your device and breaking it, ensuring it stays in one piece.
This case has 3600 reviews on Amazon and is rated 4.6 stars out of five. 76% of customers give this product a 5* review calling it the, “best case ever” and “highly recommended.”
And to keep them comfortable whilst playing, how about a family beach towel?
This Indian Mandala Round Beach Throw is 70 inches round making it an ideal family beach towel big enough for the whole family. Made from 100% cotton it’s safe on skin and safe to wash.
This throw is rated 4.5 stars out of five, and customers recommend it for beach use.
However, if you’re looking for something smaller and more portable, this Marvel Avengers 100% Cotton Beach Towel could be what you’re looking for. Again, made from 100% cotton and only 54″ long this small beach towel will fold up neatly into any beach bag.
Customers rated this towel 4.1 stars out of five and reviews call it, “bright and vibrant.”
So there we have our review of the best beach games and sports equipment available to make your beach trip energetic and relaxing all at the same time. This beach equipment will allow the kids the opportunity to burn off the excess energy, but also encourage them to take a break. We’ve searched for games that will encourage the family to play together as a whole, but also allow the children to play alone whilst adults relax a little. There’s a little something to suit everyone.