Why bring sand to the beach when you can bring the beach to you! Here are 20 creative beach-style outdoor living ideas.

20 Creative Beach-Style Outdoor Living Ideas

smaller version of something similar for our kid? I like play areas like this because 1. they're more natural, 2. they allow for imagination to grow and 3. they can be incorporated into our landscape

Adding stumps and other balancing elements creates a sand play area that is so much more than just a sand box. This appeals to a much wider age range than a box of sand. Can become a fire pit when the kids get older.

Bug free sand box:  1 large bottle of  cinnamon 1 large bottle of baby powder Mix well into the sand before play…

Bug free sand box: 1 large bottle of cinnamon 1 large bottle of baby powder Mix well into the sand before play…The baby powder also stops sand sticking to the kids

A Dry river bed instead of a traditional sand pit. Large and smaller river rock lining a sand river with tree stumps, ferns and toys

A Dry river bed instead of a traditional sand pit. Large and smaller river rock lining a sand river with tree stumps, ferns and toys. This is a home daycare that has a lot of natural play elements in their backyard play environment.

30 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets

Wood pallet sandbox, with bench seats that unfold to cover the sandbox! LOVE THIS! I hate sandboxes bc it's like an outdoor litter box for wild critters. Love that the cover will keep them out! Hubby is going to hate that I found another pallet project :D

Biggest sandpit in the US! Sand Dunes National Park Colorado #hiking #camping #outdoors #nature #travel #backpacking #adventure #marmot #outdoor #mountains #photography

Biggest sandpit in the US! Sand Dunes National Park Colorado #hiking #camping #outdoors #nature #travel #backpacking #adventure #marmot #outdoor #mountains #photography

to do: make a sand pit. I would say this is for the kids and grands, but it would really be for me to play in too!

Making our Wooden Sandpit

DIY sand pit, preschool playground, daycare playground, outside sandbox, DIY sandbox

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