Top Eco-Friendly Beach Toys: 5 Picks Perfect For Sandy Play


Yes, there is such a thing as eco-friendly beach toys!

Every year I experience the same sense of dread come summer time. The time when I realize I am about to purchase plastic toys that will only last one season, and come with a hefty price tag to the environment and unfortunately to a certain extent, my childrens health.

With Canada Day tomorrow, and the 4th of July celebrations just around the corner, we have compiled a list of eco-friendly beach toys to help you make some choices this summer when purchasing your toys. Here is a list of our top 5!


Green Toys Sand Play Set (pictured above) – $21.99 USD

I first came across this set many years ago, and to this day, this is still the most solid reliable set I have come across. Green Toys is an amazing company that focuses sustainability, your children’s health, and safety. Believe it or not, these toys are made out of recycled milk jugs!


zoe b organics Biodegrable Beach Toys - $19.99 USD

This 5-piece set from zoe b is similar to the Green Toys set, but I wanted to add it for the simple fact that besides the great design, it is biodegradable. That’s right, BIODEGRADABLE. It decomposes in salt water in 2-3 years.


Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set – $11.65 USD (SALE!)

Melissa & Doug are a standard in toy quality and use of eco-friendly materials, so it was no surprise to see this great product. Another fun way to play make-believe at the beach!


HABA Toys Collapsible Bucket with Valve – $22.95

This collapsible bucket is such a great idea. It is much easier to store than your standard bucket, and the kids can control the ever important water output when making a sandcastle.


Sprig Sandtruck – $14.95

Sprig is another amazing eco-minded company that creates “battery-free, eco-friendly, and paint-free” products for children. This sandtruck is perfect for digging and pouring sand from the truck!

How about you? Do you have any “favourites” when it comes to eco-friendly beach play?

Heidi Oran

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3 Responses to "Top Eco-Friendly Beach Toys: 5 Picks Perfect For Sandy Play"

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  1. And So I Whisper

    June 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Love the cupcake set. I will definitely get one for my daughter to take to the beach this summer.

  2. Katy

    June 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    i love sites like this that show awesome alternatives to the horrible counter part but they never say where you can buy these. THAT would be extremely helpful.

  3. Nadia

    June 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Katy, If you click on the links, they will take you to the retailer ;).

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