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Recommended beach products from experienced beach goers

Beach Activities

The beach is a great place because it offers something for everyone. You can lay out and get a tan, sit in the shade of an umbrella and read a book, search for sea shells, play sports, and beach games. This page is for the active beach goer, the person who likes to play games and enjoys fun beach activities. On this page I have listed some of the more popular beach activities. These are popular because they are fun and fit Perfectly on the beach. Don't forget a great Beach Cart to make carrying your gear easier.

Polish Horseshoes: Rules and How To Play

Polish Horseshoes is s great game to enjoy at the beach. It is best played by four or more people, and it involves a frisbee, a pole, a bottle, and a beverage for every participant. Each player must hold a beverage in one hand leaving the other hand free for throwing and catching. The pole is inserted in the sand and the bottle is placed on top of the pole. One team throws a frisbee at the bottle trying to knock it off the pole. The other team tries to catch the bottle and the frisbee. If the bottle is knocked off the pole by a direct hit, it is worth two points. If the catching team catches the bottle, they reduce the two points to one. If the bottle is knocked off by hitting the pole, it is worth one point. Catching the bottle negates the point.

The frisbee must also be caught on each throw. failure to catch the frisbee gives the throwing team one point. No points are awarded on an uncatchable frisbee. A typical game goes to 21. As you can tell by the rules, polish horseshoes is a lively and active game.

    Poleish Sports Standard Game Set with Soft Surface Spike   

Ladder Ball: A Game For All

Ladder Ball, also called blongo ball or ladder toss, is a great game that can be enjoyed by everyone. Children and adults like playing ladder ball, and it doesn't require a specific skill set. You simply toss two golf balls attached by a cord at a pvc ladder. the object is to wrap the ball and cord around the ladder. You receive points depending on which wrung of the ladder you wrap you ball around. The game is light and easily carried making it perfect for the beach.

    Go Pong Premium Ladder Toss Game (includes carrying case) )

Beach Volleyball:

If you go to the beach with a big family or bunch of friends, volleyball is a perfect game that includes everyone. There is no need for me to go over the rules, volleyball is well known. This is a great beach activity that can entertain you for hours and keep you in shape. Volleyball sets are easily set up and carried to the beach. You may want to look at a combination volleyball and badminton set.

  Halex Select Volleyball Set In Deluxe Carry Bag  

   Franklin Sports Advanced Badminton/Volleyball Set

Snorkel, Mask and Fins:

You have to have water activities for the beach. If you are lucky enough to have clear water like we do on the Alabama Gulf Coast, having a mask, snorkel and fins is a must. There is so much to see under the water, you can spend hours floating and paddling around. Having a mask also makes a great way to find cool shells. You don't need a professional skuba set, but don't go cheap either. Cheap will only cause irritation with a mask that leaks.

  U.S. Divers Adult Cozumel Mask/Seabreeze II Snorkel/Proflex Fins/Gearbag (Black, Large)

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Kan Jam: 

I saw this game for the first time over the weekend. Some guys were playing it down the beach. As with all games I watched to figure out how to play. The game is simple, but looked like a lot of fun. You play with two person teams, with one player from each team by a Kan. Your partner throws the frisbee toward your Kan and you try to slam the frisbee in the kan or hit the kan. Points are scored with every frisbee that goes in or hits the kan. Games are played to 21. Other than looking like a really fun game, you can play it with a beverage in your hand.

      Kan Jam Official Game Set       

Inflatable Kayak: Sea Eagle SE 370 Inflatable Kayak

The Sea eagle Se 370 inflatable kayak is awsome for the beach. I personally own this kayak and love it. I always wanted a kayak, but didn't have the room to store it, the means to transport it, and didn't want to spend a grand. Sea Eagle solved all of my problems. The kayak fits neatly in it's carry bag, inflates in minutes, and paddles like a dream. Don't mistake this kayak for a kids toy, this is rated for class three rapids. I had mine at the beach last summer with the family and it was enjoyed by everyone.
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SE370 Deluxe Kayak    

This is me in my Sea eagle SE370

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