Happy as a Clam Guaranteed! 7 Best Beach Birthday Party Ideas

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The beach is an amazing place to throw a birthday bash. It’s free to use and it’s also a naturally fun location that lends itself up to tons of fun beach birthday party ideas. As well as this, it can be a beautiful backdrop for videos and photographs to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Florida happens to be blessed with the second-longest coastline in the US. It contains over 8000 miles of gorgeous coast waiting to be explored, and if you haven’t been taking advantage of that fact for your parties and events, then you’re missing a trick.

If you are planning a soiree by the seaside, and you’re stuck for fun activities to include on the day, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for seven amazing ways to have fun on the beach for your birthday.

1. Have a Picnic

Having a picnic is a classic way to spend the day on the beach. This option is great because it can be suitable for all ages, depending on what you serve, of course. There are some beach picnic dos and don’ts to be aware of though.

In terms of the menu, sandwiches and wraps are great—things such as pizza not so much. Cold unfussy finger food is generally speaking the best way to go, but of course, you’ll want cake, as well.

Bring as many large blankets as possible, the more the merrier. Make sure the food you bring is tightly packed, you don’t want to end up with sand all over your sandwiches. Finally, a cooler is key, if you don’t have one you can pick one up in any supermarket and it will be a lifesaver on the day.

2. Sandcastle Building Competition

This may seem like an option that would be better suited to a kids’ party, but you’d be surprised how much fun adults can have creating their own elaborate structures in the sand. There are some tools you should bring if you’d like to have this as an option at your party.

  • Buckets
  • Shovels
  • Plastic cutlery (for those sharp corners)
  • A leveling tool
  • A water spray bottle (to keep everything sticking together)

3. Play Beach Volleyball

If you’ve got a large enough group (or even if you don’t) volleyball is always a great option. Many beaches have built-in nets, or you can bring your own, along with a volleyball, of course. There’s also the option of assembling your own makeshift net, but that might take some ingenuity.

If you’re making your own court, you can mark out an area with rope, sticks, stones, or whatever you have to hand. You don’t have to be too much of a stickler for official volleyball rules and regulations here, it’s all about hanging out and having fun.

4. Try Parasailing

For those who aren’t afraid of heights, parasailing is an amazing activity for a beach birthday party. What could be better than flying 500 feet in the air over the open water?

You’ll need to make sure you’re working with a certified and trusted parasailing company though—safety always comes first. Each ride will take around 30 minutes from start to finish, so it’s perfect for an afternoon activity.

5. Go Surfing

You can’t mention a party on the beach without mentioning surfing. If your invitees are already experienced, tell them to bring their boards along. Just check the surf report to make sure the water will be ok on the day of your party.

If you’re a bunch of beginners, you can organize surf lessons for everyone. If this option still seems a little out of your league, you can always try paddleboarding, instead.

6. Have a Bonfire

If you’re planning an evening or nighttime event, one fun beach birthday party idea is to have a bonfire. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a fire with a beer in your hand roasting hotdogs and marshmallows while sitting around and shooting the breeze.

You’ll need to make sure that bonfires are allowed on the beach first, of course, and make sure you build it safely if they are. The best place to build a bonfire is in a designated fire ring, however, if the beach you’re on doesn’t have one, you can always dig your own pit and surround it with stones. Make sure you have plenty of wood and something to light it with, as well.

7. Hire a Party Boat

What’s a party on the beach without getting in the water? For a really special beach birthday idea, why not rent one of our party boats for you and all your friends? Our cycle boats offer the perfect combination of music, beautiful scenery, and fun.

Grab some drinks, your closest crew, and hit the open water for an unforgettable experience. We’ve even compiled a handy checklist for you so you can be sure you’ve got everything you need. 

The Best Beach Birthday Party Ideas for Your Next Event

The beach is a magical place filled with fun, which is why it’s such a perfect place for a birthday party. Just be sure to bring plenty of water, towels, and suntan lotion.

If you’re in the Fort Meyers, Key West, or Fort Lauderdale area, and you’re looking for beach birthday party ideas, then look no further than Lagerhead Cycleboats. Hit the water and have a blast in one of our purpose-built party boats. You can get in touch with us today to make a booking or ask any questions you may have.