#41. Sand Art
Let the sand be your canvas! Draw a picture in the sand and see how creative you can be. It could even be a family competition to see whose masterpiece is the most impressive.
#42. Limbo Dancing
The great thing about limbo dancing on the beach is the sand is soft to land on. (You could bring along a skipping rope to use as the limbo pole).
#43. Find a Mermaid’s Purse
See if you can find a mermaid’s purse. These are the egg casings from sharks, skates, and chimaeras.
They are often found at the strandline, the farthest point of the high tide.
#44. Dig a Tunnel
See if you can dig a tunnel to the country at the opposite side of the world to you!
#45. Do Beach Gymnastics
Can you do a cartwheel? A somersault on the sand? or even a backflip?
#46. Eat Ice Cream
One of life’s pleasures at the beach, a 99 cone or an ice lolly, drips and all.
#47. Play Sharks and Minnows
One person is the Shark, the rest are Minnows. The Shark stands in the middle of the group and has to catch all the minnows. If you’re a minnow and you’re caught you have to stand still.
#48. Sand Hopscotch
Mark out your hopscotch grid with shells and driftwood and then draw the numbers in. You’ll need a tossing stone and some good hopping technique!
#49. Make Sand Angels
Instead of Snow Angels make Sand Angels! Lie down on your back and move your arms up and down then get up very carefully!
You could decorate your sand angel with pretty shells and stones afterwards.
#50. Watch the Sunset
At the end of the long day, enjoy the sun setting over the sea and the colours of a beautiful sunset.
What are your favourite things to do at the beach with the kids? Tell us any great ideas for things to do at the beach with kids in the comments below.