5 FREE BEACH TOYS
Sticks Use a long one to draw on surf-smooth sand. Shells Count, sort, save. Use them as accents for sand drawings or sculptures, such as eyes in a face.
Rocks If you’re at a bay or a lake and your kids are schoolage, they’re probably ready to learn to skip stones. Seaweed It’s a little gross, but it’s great for throwing or mixing into “potions.”
Water Jump the waves, or stand and watch how your feet slowly sink in while water laps at them on the shoreline.