The Best Family Beach Vacation Spots

It may not feel like summer yet, but now’s the time to plan your getaway with the kids at the shore. With that in mind, here are some favorite beaches around the U.S to add to your list of possibilities, as well as one that’s a short plane ride away if you’re looking for a resort experience.

La Jolla Beaches, California likes this highly regarded beach for its calm water, “general cleanliness,” and location near some of the most family-friendly attractions in the United States, most famously SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina If you love white sandy beaches, this east coast paradise is the place to go. Whether you like to sunbathe, golf, or hit up the water parks, this family-friendly destination has something for everyone.

Big Bay State Park, Wisconsin There’s a charming boardwalk, nine miles of hiking trails, picnic facilities, and 1.5 miles of sandy beaches here on Madeleine Island in Lake Superior, seven miles from La Pointe, Wisconsin. All reasons why thinks it’s a good choice for families.

The Outer Banks, North Carolina Thanks to strict zoning, the coastline here remains pristine. Known for its wide beaches, warm water, dazzling scenery, and distinction as the site of the Wright brothers’ first flight, the Outer Banks is a hit with Book early: The lack of development means hotel rooms are relatively scarce.

Cannon Beach, Oregon ranks this spot at the top of its list of beaches both kids and grown-ups will enjoy. “While the Pacific waters here are often too cold for swimming,” notes the site, “kite flying, along with tide pooling and sand-castle building, reign supreme on this wide, sandy strip.”

Siasconset Beach, Massachusetts Located on the quaint New England island of Nantucket, this uncrowded oasis has soft sand, a playground, and a lifeguard, notes Obtain a daily permit and you can explore the nearby Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge by car.

Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort, Bahamas With a spacious white beach, a pool with a water slide, a kids’ camp, and summer rates as low as $129 a night, this place is worth the trip if you like the notion of a resort vacation. In fact, it’s’s No. 1 pick.


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  3. Do not know how you could leave off the list the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.  I think these are the best beaches in the U.S. and best family value around..

  4. crescent city ca 95531 best place to stay right on the beach is CRESCENT BEACH MOTEL about 80.00 a night cant get any better fly in rent a car come stay look us up

  5. How could you miss AOL Travel’s “Best Beach Town in America?” Its Chincoteague. Small town charm, beautiful uncrowded beaches, boutiques and shops, and of course Wild Ponies! See the nature preserve where they live. Then go to the island of Wallops to explore the Space Museum. Wallops is the site of the most satellite launches in America. You kayak there and watch the launches.

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