The best beach toys are somewhat lightweight and easy to carry. Be sure to label all toys. Many toys look the same and labeling them will eliminate confusion!
Some of our favorite beach toy essentials include:
▸ Buckets and shovels
▸ A kite
▸ A plank with a wrist strap
▸ Mask, snorkel and flippers
Speaking of balls, special water balls float and are perfect for catch games at the beach or pool. Ground toss sets are slightly heavier. Make a fun open beach floorball game that the whole family can enjoy together.
In addition to having fun, water buckets also come in handy. Fill it with water to rinse sand off your hands and clean your flippers and feet while you snack. Buckets are great for holding a few other toys or items.
Many beach destinations do not require a wetsuit. However, short wetsuits with short arms and legs are more convenient. Suits with sleeves are more suitable for winter. If you don't want to bring a wetsuit or don't have one, you can sometimes rent one.