If you’re looking for something to do besides sunbathing and swimming in the sea, you should pack a beach game. Which games can withstand wind, waves and sand? Ten suggestions for a trip to the seaside.

Badminton is probably known to most people as a sport. Speed ​​badminton is even easier, making it ideal for the beach. It is quick to set up as no netting is required. All you need is two rackets and a shuttlecock for the game. The shuttlecocks are slightly shorter, heavier and narrower than in traditional badminton. This allows the ball to have a stable flight in stiff sea breezes.

The round must go into the square. This much is known about football. The popular sport is always suitable as a beach game because football can withstand wind and sand. It’s especially fun when goals are used. Because you don’t want to lug a lot to the beach, you can use inflatable goals that are light, compact and easy to transport.

Spikeball is somewhat reminiscent of volleyball because two teams pass a ball to each other. However, not over a large net, but rather onto a round net that is close to the ground. The exact rules of the game can be read here. The aim of the game is to quickly return the ball to the opposing team with just three touches of the ball.

Velcro ball is a catching and throwing game for young and old. It’s good for the beach because the ball has a little more weight and sticks to the hand catchers. So flying away will be difficult. The hand catchers usually have a width-adjustable hand strap and can therefore be individually adapted to all players.

Classically, two teams duel in volleyball. They face each other on a field separated by a net. A team has up to three touches of the ball to bring the ball back into the opponent’s field. The ball game is suitable for both beginners and advanced players. Normally a team consists of six players, but the duel 2 against 2 is also popular as a beach game.

Not only volleyball, football and spikeball are suitable beach games, but also games with small balls. Boccia consists of handy balls and is the Italian version of the well-known game of boules. The aim is to place your colored balls as close as possible to a smaller target ball using a precise throw. The winner is whoever manages to shoot away the opponent’s balls and keep their own balls as close as possible to the target ball.

Viking chess, also known as Kubb, is a popular throwing game that originated in Scandinavia. The game is played in two teams who use wooden sticks to try to throw each other’s pieces from a distance. In the middle of the playing field is the king, who must not be hit under any circumstances as long as the remaining playing pieces are still standing. Viking chess is robust and can withstand sand and wind without any problems.

The appeal of the boomerang: everyone can play with it. It is a specially shaped toy that, when thrown correctly, returns to the thrower. However, it requires some practice. It is practical that you can also play with a boomerang alone. If you want to throw something back and forth, you can use a Frisbee as an alternative.

Sand toys are the perfect beach game for the little ones in the family. Nowhere is there more muddy sand for baking cakes and building sandcastles. Sets that cover several utensils from buckets to molds and shovels are best.

Water polo is also probably a well-known sport. This little beach ball works differently and is supposed to be able to bounce off the water. This means it can be thrown back and forth in the water and caught by the other person. The ball is therefore not a classic beach game, but it is a game close to the beach.

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