Clearwater Beach, Florida
The sugar-white sand beaches and calm Gulf waters make this one of the most popular family beaches in all of Florida. Leave the car parked and hop on a free trolley to find affordable eats and visit the Clearwater Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin, the inspirational prosthetic tail-wearing star of The Dolphin’s Tale films. There’s also a fun pirate ship cruise where you and the kids can hit the seas in full pirate attire. These are the 12 best beaches in America.