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Best Beach Books For Toddlers

Are you heading to the beach this summer, or just want to play in the sandbox with the kids and pretend? Here are some of the best beach books for toddlers to enjoy!

With summer in full swing, heading to the beach for a day of sun, surf, and fun is on our radar. We love enjoying the water on a sunny day and there’s no better way to get “away from it all”.

Keeping a burgeoning toddler busy at the beach, and out of trouble isn’t always easy. There’s so much to explore and see. However, building a collection of favorite toys that we take out only when we hit the sand is one of our favorite ways to help keep Levi entertained. With a baby in tow also, we keep a lot of these books in our beach bag, and Rebecca loves to look at them.

Why beach books?

Exploring the beach with your kids is an amazing experience and can make for an amazing vacation during the summer months! My kids love the beach, but we can’t always head out to the beach whenever we feel like it. With this list of fun books, we are taken away to the beach almost instantly. 

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If you are planning a trip to the beach soon, or just want to teach your children about the beach, then these books will do the trick! I’ve put together a list of 20 of my favorite beach books that are perfect for toddlers! You can read these books to them while you’re on the way to the beach or just at home during the summer! Here are 20 beach books for toddlers.


  1. How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures
  2. Duck and Goose Go to the Beach
  3. Jenny’s Surprise Summer
  4. Just Grandma and Me
  5. Curious George Goes to the Beach
  6. Hello Ocean
  7. Beach Day
  8. The Seashore Book
  9. Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea
  10. Over in the Ocean
  11. On my Beach
  12. A Day at the Seashore
  13. Commotion in the Ocean
  14. A House for Hermit Crab
  15. Hide And Seek Harry
  16. What Lives in a Shell?
  17. Good Night Beach
  18. Mister Seahorse
  19. Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!
  20. Biscuit’s First Beach Day

What beach books for toddlers are you most excited to read with your kids first?