10 Fun Beach Games To Play With Your Friends So You're Never Bored In The Sun

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Summer is officially here, and you're likely packing your beach bag for the upcoming July 4 holiday. After napping under your umbrella, reading, and doing a little body surfing, you might start to get antsy. If you're bored at the beach, these fun games to play with your equally bored friends can help you transform your blah beach day. While some people — like me — are content to spend a beach day zoning out with a book, others prefer to stay active.

Heading to the beach armed with fun games to play can ensure that extraverts have just as good a time as snooze-in-the-sun introverts. If you get bored at the beach, you're not alone. "When I relax on the beach it is because I’m tired from doing other things or have some time before doing something else," travel junkie Steve Bloom wrote on his blog Do Something Cool. "I’ve never been able to do it for long periods of time. I just don’t understand the appeal of sitting on the beach all day long."

If you have committed to a beach day with your friends, and you are in the bored camp, fear not. There are plenty of ways to make your all-day-long trip to the beach more enjoyable, like these fun games to play with your friends at the beach when boredom starts to creep in.