I think we can deem ourselves “beach experts” after having spent 11+ years living in beachy locations. With that much time with our toes in the sand, we have come to have some favourite products when it comes to everything beachy.

One of them being: SAND TOYS

When we lived on the boat we accumulated so many beach toys. At one point we had way too many. It was not because we were buying them, but because when friends that we had made on the beach (vacationers) were leaving, many didn’t want to bring their sandy toys back home with them, so they’d leave them with us thinking our boat babies would put them to good use. Some, the girls loved, some were just cheap plastic and broke right away. Some I just passed on to others because you only need so many sand pales!

There are also certain sand toys that bought for our girls because of their specific interest, and some that belonged to friends that the girls always played with when we gathered on the beach.


Here’s a roundup of some sand toys that you may want to add to your Amazon cart for this summer as they were/are a major hit for our girls.

Think of these as an investment to keep your kids happily occupied while you relax on the beach!




Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cookie Set





Learning Resources Sand & Water Fine Motor Set, Construction Toy, 4 Pieces





NUOBESTY 5pcs Kids Sand Toy Ice Cream Set with Cone and Scoop Play






Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set







Foldable Pail Bucket Collapsible Buckets Multi-Purpose for Beach





Learning Resources New Sprouts Brew It!

These are not necessarily sand toys, but Ellia always used them on the beach and they were her favourite toys!




Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Play Set






Mesh Beach Bag and Tote for Sand Toys Beach Net for Kids XL

These, although they look like nothing, are pretty fantastic. You throw all your sandy toys in there and then just dunk the whole bag in the ocean to rinse off the sand. Voila!




Do you see a theme in the sand toys!? Our girls have always loved to pretend to make us sand food.