15 Fun “Gotta Have” Beach Games Your Teen Will Love

The warm weather is finally here... time to start planning a little beach fun with the family!

by Nancy Reynolds

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With the school year over (finally!), you can’t help but start dreaming about those fun-in-the-sun beach days ahead!

Whether you’re planning a beach vacation, a few days at the lake, or an afternoon hanging out at the pool, you might want to pack a few fun games to get your teen off their phone, interacting with the family, and jumping into the summer fun!

To make things easy, we did some digging  (you know… in the sand) and rounded up the BEST beach games for families with tweens and teens! From Hydro Lacrosse to Kan Jam (if you haven’t heard of it, you have to check it out), your teen is going to love these fun, “gotta have” beach games! 

 15 Fun “Gotta Have” Beach Games Your Teen Will Love

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Well… if volleyball and foursquare had a baby, Spikeball would be the outcome! It’s a fun, active, easy-to-learn game that’s perfect for taking along to the beach (or anywhere else for that matter). Like volleyball, teams alternate and try to spike the ball away from the other team. 


Kan Jam Disc Toss Game

With more than 14,000 positive Amazon reviews, this is a must-have game for your next trip to the beach! Kan Jam is a super fun and popular competitive team game similar to cornhole, washer toss, and horseshoes – the perfect beach game to get the whole family involved. 


Grip It Waterproof Football

Is there really anything better than taking up a game of football on the beach with your family and friends?  This waterproof football has a special grip pattern for easy throws and catches – perfect for those spiral throws! Great for the beach, pool, lake, or even the backyard. 


GoSports Indoor/Outdoor Ladder Game

Assembly takes under 2 minutes and it comes with a portable carrying case so grabbing this game on your way out to the beach is a no-brainer! And, with nearly 12,000 positive reviews on Amazon, it’ll be hit with your teen, all your teen’s friends, and the entire family. Plus, it’s super easy to learn how to play. 


Bright Light-Up Frisbee

This takes playing frisbee to a whole new level. 36 super bright LEDs make playing frisbee at dusk or even at night so much fun. It has a 30-minute charge that lasts up to 1,000 throws and you can select the brightness level and turn it off for battery-saving. Fun for the beach, the park, the backyard, or anywhere!


Collapsible n’ Portable Corn Hole Game

Super easy to set up and take down and it’s lightweight so it’s perfect to take to the beach. Your teen is going to have tons of fun playing this game – perfect for capturing that special quality family time!


Skip Ball

The perfect game to get your teen off their phone, out of their beach chair, and into the ocean, lake, or pool! This fun ball skips across the water so your whole family can get a fun memory-making game going with tons of laughs. Plus, it’s priced right! 


Parachute High-Flying Kite

Your teen might think flying a kite is hokey UNTIL they fly THIS kite! It has a double string so it’s easy for anyone to fly – even teens who have never flown a kite in their life. It’s a great way to get out in the sun, enjoy the fresh air with the family and have some good ‘ole fashioned fun. 


Easy Set-Up Badminton Set

Serve up some fast-paced racket action with this easy set-up badminton set. Comes with a heavy-duty bag to make it easy for transporting and it’s lightweight. Grab this game for the beach for hours of fun with your teen.



Portable Volleyball Game

If badminton isn’t your family’s thing, check out this easy-to-assemble, easy-to-transport, lightweight volleyball game that’s a must-have for the beach, lake, or park! There are so many memories just waiting to happen on your next family beach vacation and this game will make ’em happen!


Toss & Catch Game

Tossing and catching will never be more fun than with these velcro balls and paddles. They make catching the ball so much easier so just about anyone (even younger kids) can play and have a blast. Portable, fun, and inexpensive – what more could ask for in a beach game?



Never heard of TidalBall before? It’s a fun and easy-to-learn game that anyone can play! According to the TideBall manufacturer, the ONLY rule when playing is to have fun (everything else is just a suggestion)! Be sure to grab this one when you go to the beach!


2-Pack Flying Rings

Touted as the “World’s Easiest Frisbee to Throw,” this cool active flyer frisbee is 80% lighter than other frisbees and because of the unique design, it’s super easy to catch. Take a few of these along on your beach trip to make memories and get your teen in on the fun.


Water-Resistant UNO Splash Game

Now your family can enjoy the special “splash-resistant” game of UNO! Tired of being in the sun? Need a break from a competitive game of badminton or Spikeball? Well, now you can relax under the beach umbrella and have some fun with the family with this classic and fun game.


Hydro Lacrosse

Even if your teen (or anyone else in your family) has never picked up a lacrosse stick, they can still play this easy-to-learn game. The soft foam handles make it easy for all skill levels to catch, scoop, cradle, and throw the ball. It’s a great addition to your line-up of “gotta have” beach games for the family this year.


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