Beach Scavenger Hunt List

If you’re taking a trip to the ocean with your family, here’s a beach scavenger hunt list that can help keep your kids entertained.

It contains 30 things you might find at the beach – there’s also a free printable copy of the list you can download.

Here’s how to organize it:

Resources

  • Scavenger hunt list (see below)
  • Pens

Preparation

None

Instructions

Give the players a copy of the list and a pen. Explain that their task is to try to find all 30 of the items.

This isn’t a regular scavenger hunt where they have to collect the items – instead, they can check off each item as they see it.

Items

Here’s the list of 30 beach-themed items. Beneath this is the free printable list with these same items – please feel free to make as many copies as you need for your kids.

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Seaweed
  3. Crab
  4. Sandcastle
  5. Snorkel
  6. Shell
  7. Beach ball
  8. Something with 4+ colors
  9. Sunscreen
  10. Smooth pebble/rock
  11. Flip-flops
  12. Dog
  13. Sunhat
  14. Camera
  15. Picnic basket
  16. Kayak
  17. Bird footprints
  18. Kite
  19. Something written in the sand
  20. Seagull
  21. Ice cream
  22. Beach towel
  23. Grass
  24. Something that smells
  25. Bike
  26. Swimming goggles
  27. Boat
  28. Bucket and spade
  29. Book
  30. Surfboard

Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt List

Prize

If you want to offer a prize, you could reward them based on how many items they find. For example, you could set it up like this:

  • 0-9 items – No prize
  • 10-14 items – Ice cream
  • 15-19 items – $5 to spend at a beach souvenir store
  • 20-24 items – $10 to spend at a beach souvenir store
  • 25-29 items – Pick where to go for dinner
  • All 30 items – All four of the prizes

Beach Scavenger Hunt For Kids

If you want a fun outdoor game to play with your children this summer, here’s a beach scavenger hunt for kids, complete with a free list of things to find.

This would also work well if you’re planning on taking a youth group to the beach for an outing or as part of a youth retreat.

Here’s how to plan it:

Resources

  • Scavenger hunt list (see below)
  • Pen

Preparation

None

Idea

While at the beach, give your kids a copy of the list and a pen. Their challenge is to see if they can find all of the different activities going on before you leave the beach.

This is primarily a human scavenger hunt, as most of the items listed involve finding people doing various activities, but there are also a couple of others that involve a dog and a bird.

Options

If you have 2+ kids, this game can be played by either having them work together, or by introducing a competitive element.

If playing it competitively, one option is to have your kids race to see who can find the most activities from the list.

Alternatively, make a note of which child finds each activity first – the kid who’s found the most by the end of the day is the winner.

List

We wanted to make this game easy for you to organize, so here are 20 different activities you can use for this beach scavenger hunt for kids.

Beneath this is a link to a free printable copy of the list for you to download.

  1. People playing Frisbee
  2. Someone building a sandcastle
  3. A dog swimming in the ocean
  4. Someone flying a kite
  5. Family having a picnic
  6. Someone with sunburn
  7. People playing beach volleyball
  8. Someone buried in the sand
  9. A bird running on the sand
  10. Someone on a jetski
  11. People sitting under a beach umbrella
  12. Someone eating an ice cream
  13. Someone surfing or bodyboarding
  14. People splashing each other
  15. Someone putting on sunscreen
  16. Someone writing something in the sand
  17. Someone parasailing
  18. People cycling
  19. Someone with a metal detector
  20. People playing beach soccer

Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt List For Kids

Prize

If you want to offer a prize to the winner of the game, let them get a souvenir from a beach shop or have them choose where you go for dinner that evening.

If you want some more fun activities to do with your children, check out all of our other ideas for scavenger hunts for kids.