The 10 Best Beach Toys For Toddlers

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in February of 2018. If you want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon reading a magazine, soaking up some rays, and dipping your feet in the water, then you'll have to find something to keep your toddler busy. This age group isn't exactly known for sitting still, so we found beach toys for your young coastal companion that are safe, engaging, and a lot of fun for both boys and girls of various ages and varied interests. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. LoveLotte Eco Toy Set

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2. Kangaroo Sandbox Set

3. SwimSchool Splash Play Mat

Editor's Notes

May 11, 2020:

A day at the beach should be fun for your toddler and relaxing for you, but it definitely won't be if you don't bring along some suitable toys to keep them occupied, like those found on this list. We are big fans of anything that is eco-friendly, without sacrificing quality of course, which is why we highly recommend the LoveLotte Eco Toy Set and Green Toys Play Set. The former is made from bamboo fiber and cornstarch, which makes it durable enough to stand up to rough play, yet also ensures that it biodegrades in just 12 months if it somehow gets lost at sea or buried in the sand and forgotten about. The latter is crafted from recycled milk jugs using local supply chains, so the manufacturing process is less harmful to the environment, and it comes packaged in 100-percent recyclable corrugated boxes that are printed with soy inks.

If you fear the above two options don't contain enough variety to keep your child occupied for a lengthy period of time, you may be better off with the Kangaroo Sandbox Set or Battat Ahoy, both of which include a wide variety of items, including shovels, sea creature molds, a pail, and more.

We understand it can be difficult to balance the desire of children to play in the water with your desire to simply lay out on a lounger and get a tan or read a book. Luckily, the SwimSchool Splash Play Mat and Monobeach Pop Up can help. They allow you to create a little splash pool for your tot right next to where you are relaxing, and both feature a canopy to keep them protected from the sun's harsh rays. Of course, that is no excuse to forgo the use of baby sunscreen. Since these both contain water, it is very important to keep an eye on your tot when they play in either.

When you are finally ready to hit the surf with your child, they will be happy and safe in the Topwon Inflatable Airplane. It has wide wings to keep it stable, while the honking horn and turning steering wheel keep them entertained.

Special Honors

Dantoy Mega Sand Set If you often take your children's friends to the beach along with your brood, the Dantoy Mega Sand Set is a good choice since it comes with enough pieces for multiple kids to play at once, and there are duplicates of most of them, so there is little chance an argument will break out over one particular toy. All of the components are made from biodegradable sugarcane too, making it an eco-friendly option.

4. Green Toys Play Set

5. Topwon Inflatable Airplane

6. Battat Ahoy

7. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sidekicks

8. Monobeach Pop Up

9. John Deere Sandbox 2-pack

10. Melissa & Doug Brick-Building Set

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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