When it comes to the beach and summer, how many of us have experienced our kids jumping in the sea and getting soggy trainers or struggling to walk on hot sand?
We take a look at the best kids beach shoes, water shoes and flip-flops that dry quickly, have UV protection and will make those beach days all the more easy with your kids, babies and toddlers.
We’ve selected shoes that are durable, easily washable, waterproof and comfortable.
Let’s get going!
What to consider when buying beach shoes for kids
Consider a material which will dry quickly even if kids wear the shoes in the sea or pool. Mesh is lightweight and it has tiny holes which let water out. Rocks and hot sand can be hazardous for kids so thick soles are a good option. If kids are learning to walk or get irritated by wearing shoes then water socks made of breathable ultra light fabrics are perfect as they fit like a glove and give that extra protection to your little ones feet.
Avoid rubbers and plastics on soft part of shoes as they can rub and cause blisters. If you are planning on clambering over rocks you may want a thicker sole than say if you are just paddling on a sandy beach, but a thick sole will also make the shoe heavier so think about what will work best for your child. Its always good if your kid can put on and take off the shoes themselves, so slip ons or easy velcro are a good idea.
Rubber soles are best to keep water out and are also great padding for your child when they are walking or running. It’s also a good idea for the rest of the shoe to be made of quick drying material so there are no complaints about damp feet later in the day. There are plenty of waterproof/ quick drying beach shoes on the market.
Best Kids Beach Shoes
Crocs Unisex Kids’ Classic Clog
Kids will love these shoes that are both comfortable and functional. These best-sellers slip on and off easily, will keep feet protected from the ground and are completely waterproof so can be worn to splash around in puddles and water.
Stride Rite Made 2 Play Phibian Sandal
These colourful kids shoes feature slip resistant sole and power strap. Designed for play on the land and water with scuff proof technology and durability. Everyday ventilated water shoes featuring lightweight premium EVA outsole material to assist movement so your kid can safely play on the beach or by the pool side.
Havaianas Unisex Babies Brasil Logo Ii Flip Flops
These kids flip flops are top quality to ensure little feet do not suffer and also come in fun designs which they will love. Mini versions of the adults’ beach flip flops so they can even twin with mum and dad. Includes a strap around the heel to better secure the foot.
These water shoes are made of durable and high stretch fabric with strong wicking performance so they are quick drying and comfortable to wear. The clever design makes shape of shoes comfortable fit.
Nike Sunray Adjust 4
These synthetic-and-mesh shoes are quick-drying and offer a natural feel. Hook-and-loop closure at heel and top of foot for easy on and off. Cushioned sole for lightweight and comfort.
Non-marking rubber pods at outsole for traction and durability.
JIASUQI Kids Boys Girls Water Shoes
These water shoes are perfect for water sports or on a hot beach. Can also be used as alternative to indoor slippers. Funky design in spandex upper which features breathable and lightweight comfort. Fit like socks and can be rolled up small and packed easily. With a non-slip rubber sole.
Splash About Kids Splash Swimming and Beach Shoes
Comfortable and protective shoes designed to wear around the pool or on the beach. Chunky non-slip soles which are firm moulded for toddlers and Neoprene material soft sole for babies. Adjustable ankle toggle for a great fit. Mesh vented top to allow the foot to breathe with special UV layer to prevent sunburn.
TOMS Boys’ Tiny Romper Espadrilles
These stylish shoes are perfect for the beach and cool enough to wear in the evenings to dinner. TOMS® Kids Romper slip-on sneakers are ready for the water as they are made of a waterproof synthetic material.
Crocs Unisex Kids’ Crocband Sandal
These best-selling sandals are perfectly made for kids. With sporty midsole band and adjustable closure for a secure fit. Jibbitz charm holes allow adding a personal touch. They are molded fully with Croslite material for signature Crocs comfort.
Lakeland Active Girl’s Eden Aqua Shoes
Non-slip lightweight sole, keeps your feet safe from cuts and stings on the beach and in the sea. They have mesh panels for water drainage and breathability. Four-way stretch fabric for a comfortable fit and an adjustable toggle to ensure they stay on your feet in the water.
Dream Bridge Kids Beach Shoes
This stylish pair of toddler shoes are made of elastic material which enhances durability, comfortability. They are sweat-wicking and have great ventilation. Fit like socks and have a pull loop which makes it easy to pull on and take off.