When you have little ones, beach days are the best days. The sun, the sand, the surf — it all comes together to create the kind of memories mamas dream of for their families. It goes without saying, though, that what you don’t envision when you’re imagining those perfect days is you struggling to lug roughly 400 awkward-to-tote toys to your spot. Okay, okay… maybe not 400. But it sure feels that way when the sand is scalding hot, the sun is beating down and your toddler is making a beeline for big ocean waves.
So, what’s a mama to do? Because toys contribute to the magic of beach days. Without a doubt, there are some things your kids want you to drag along that you’d just as soon “accidentally” forget at home. However, there are some really cool family-friendly options out there, too. So cool, in fact, that you won’t mind (well, at least not much) bringing them along with you on your next beach day.
Here are a few of our favorite beach toys that fall into that favorable category.
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