Being at the beach is the bestest thing in the world ever. Here at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, we’ve found 10 games you can play next time you’re at the beach to make your time there even more enjoyable.
So what are you waiting for? Get playing!!!
1. Beach Bowling.
Dig holes of different sizes and roll balls towards them to score points. Simple!
2. Beach Blow.
This could become something shamazing. Dig a channel for a ping pong ball. The channel can be as straight or as wiggly as you like. Then blow the ball to the end of the channel. If you have several players, they could each have their own channel and ball and this beach blow could become a race!
3. The Sponge Relay.
How much fun does this look? You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this one. Line up your teams and compete to be the first team to pass their sponge to the end….soggy tshirts and shorts a go-go!
4. Musical Towels.
We all take towels to the beach and if you’re like us, you rarely get time to actually lie down and sunbathe. So put those once redundant towels to good use and play musical towels! Line up your towels, line up your family and whip a towel away before the music stops.
5. Fill the bucket.
You need two buckets (or two cups or bowls or whatever) per team. Set them at least 5 metres apart. Fill one bucket with water and get teams to race to move the water from one bucket to the other using a spade (or spoon if you are feeling really mean!!) This is perfect for all you competitive dads out there.
6. Sand Darts.
Draw a dart board on the sand find a handful of pebbles or shells to use as darts and throw away! We like to think Jim Bowen and Bullseye still play this game every summer when they go to the beach in the speedboat they won on their show.
7. Welly (or Flipflop!) Wanging.
This entry is just an excuse to write the word ‘wanging’ but we do agree that throwing footwear is fun. Just make sure other holiday makers are well out of the way as you hurl your shoes through the air. Make sure all participants stand on the same starting line and see who can throw a shoe the furthest! The winner gets to buy a round of drinks for all the players at The Bowgie…well, it’s only fair.
8. Noughts and Crosses.
This game is perfect for the more sedate amongst you. You can even play it lying down if you so wish. Just draw a nine-squared grid in the sand and off you go!
9. Giant Beer Pong.
You know these are the cool kids as soon as you see this photo. A beer pong table made from sand. Genius. Imagine the day of fun these guys had…but also imagine the forward planning required to create this.. they’ve measured, dug, levelled and even brought along equipment. Surely that makes them less cool? It also means you should feel less self conscious when you dig your beer pong table….why stop there? Why not dig a snooker table?
10. Beach Olympics.
Set up hurdles in the sand, find a stick to use as a javelin, mark out a long jump area and channel your inner Jessica Ennis-Hill.
If that’s not enough, we suggest you create some funny photos like this one with a mother and child trapped under a bucket and share them with us on our Facebook page!