From old-time favorite games like the Frisbee and Bocce to something original and new like Cornhole, there are plenty of great game options for today’s beach-goer. Sure, you could spend the day relaxing on the sand and surf during your stay in the Myrtle Beach area, but why not have some good clean family fun with the best games to play on the beach?


The Frisbee has been around for hundreds of years and it still delights both young and old. Of course you will need is a buddy (or man’s best friend) to play. Then watch closely as that famous plastic disk soars through the air and see who can catch the most tosses! If you don’t have a Frisbee, a football will do. And here’s a fun twist…. Find a lightweight, waterproof football made especially for the beach, toss it the ocean and let the little ones scramble to catch it as it rides the waves back onto shore.


Another oldie but goodie, this game starts with eight balls in two different colors (usually made of hard plastic resin), and a small white ball called a pallino. Find a nice flat area of sand to play. Divide into two teams, pick a color, and toss the pallino underhand to see where it lands. This is the target. Teams alternate tossing the balls, trying to get closest to the pallino. Balls in the way may be knocked closer to or further from the pallino by their opponents’ or teammates’ balls. After all the balls have been played, the team with the ball closest to the pallino wins!


Cornhole has become one of the most popular beach pastimes in recent years. A cornhole set consists of two smooth wooden boards with a hole, and eight beanbags (four in one color and four in another). Two players or four players can play the game. For singles, both players begin at the same side, while players split into teams with one partner at each end of the playing area for doubles. See who can get the most points by sinking the beanbags into the cornhole!

More Beach Fun and Games

  • Kites
  • Sandcastles
  • Paddleball
  • Ladderball
  • Spikeball
  • Water Relay
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Beach Volleyball

So, what’s your favorite game to play on the beach?

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