20 Best Books About Beaches for Children (Unit Study)

Summer is here, which means sunshine, warm weather and beaches! Grab a towel, your child will want to dive right in to these 20 best books about beaches for children.

Whether your child loves to dig in the sand, hunt for seashells, or simply soak up the sun, children’s books about beaches offer something for everyone.

They provide a way to celebrate this special destination and to help children learn more about the natural world, and they offer a lasting reminder of the joy and wonder of a day at the beach.

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

You can find these books at your local library or purchase through the links provided for your convenience.

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In addition to offering a reading list of books about beach, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class learning beaches unit study resources.

For added fun, mix in this seashell identification worksheet to your activities.

20 Best Books About Beaches for Children

We’re in the Midwest, but Lake Michigan offers up a terrific beach!

Beaches are a beloved destination for families all around the world, and children’s books about beaches capture the excitement and joy of a day spent by the shore.

These books take readers on an adventure to explore the sights, sounds, and wonders of the beach, and offer a way to learn more about the natural world.



In addition to offering a reading list of books about beaches for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom unit study resources about beaches.

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  1. Just Grandma and Me is one of our all time favorites. I love the Little Critter books so much. We just bought a bunch of them to read at bedtime. I love these book lists since there are so many books I never know where to start!

    1. I think we’ve read every single Little Critter book! We just adore them 🙂

  2. What a great list!! We also love Wave by Suzy Lee. It is wordless and about a young girl conquering the waves at the ocean or not conquering. It is very fun. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  3. Claudine @ CarryUsOff Books says:

    Beach books are always lots of fun. Thanks for more recommendations here!

  4. Sherre Mercer says:

    My mom remembers a book that she had as a child in about 1935. It was about a little boy named Gordon and his trip to the seashore. I have been searching for this book, without success. Has anyone heard of it?

    1. There is a book by Elizabeth Gordon from the 1930’s called Dolly and Molly at the Seashore

  5. I feel humbled. I can’t believe I’ve only heard of three of these books! These look like fun books to read during the summer months here in sunny South Florida. Thanks so much for the list–what a great topic for summertime!

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