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Looking for Top Family Vacation Spots? These 10 American Beaches Have Your Answer

Wishing to travel as a family to a relaxed child-friendly beach destination in America this summer? Well, we might just have a few interesting options for you to choose from.

Some beaches are popular for their peaceful turquoise waters and white sands. Others, though, are a little bit challenging with their rocky shores and wavy waters. While kids should be safe at the more peaceful beaches, you could also walk with them along the rougher courses but with strict monitoring.

These top family beaches are rated according to safety to under-ages, accommodation and dining, sanitary levels and nearby attractions. Moreover, the availability of child-friendly pastimes is a big plus for the beaches that made the list.

From North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the Million Dollar Beach in New York, here are some of the friendliest and most accommodating beaches to tour together as a family without having to worry about your kids innocent minds.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Michigan


Hosting some of the most scenic beach terrain and clear Lake Michigan waters, the Sleeping Bear Dunes is known majorly for the – yeah you got it, magnificent sand dunes! Your loved ones are therefore treated to implausible views at the seaside in a family-friendly atmosphere.

You can further grab a free Junior Ranger Book for the children, detailing activities on show at the beach.

The vast and quiet terrain moreover allows you space and time to talk everything family without undue interference.

Family Fun at the Luxurious Million Dollar Beach – New York

The largest and most lavish family seaside beside Lake George, Million Dollar Beach is as prestigious as it is welcoming. The name itself already screams extravagance.


You can either swim with your whole family in the crystal-clear waters or try out your shoreline volleyball skills at the beach Volleyball courts. Better still, the expansive beach has quiet picnic areas that are perfect for a whole family to get together.

Not far away, a nearby friendly Lake George village lights fireworks above the lake every July and August – extraordinary spectacle. All these consequently make a wholesome family fun-day even  better.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore – North Carolina

Probably the best all-in-one destination for a family vacation in North Carolina, Cape Hatteras National seashore opens to you a fairytale setting with varied scenery and activities.

Leave your sorrows aside and easily kayak through the serene waters. Furthermore you could enjoy an unforgettable surf experience (this is the best surfing location in Eastern USA for a reason).


Another key attraction for the whole family at Cape Hatteras is the soft fine white sand that caresses your feet gently as you wade through.

Bird watching and fresh breath of the sunset breeze are similarly irresistible experiences for a family getaway at Cape Hatteras.

Finally get to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse at night and watch the glittery stars and the magical skies.

La Jolla Cove – California


By far the most visited beach in San Diego, La Jolla is perfect for snorkeling, sea diving and kayaking. Since you will be traveling as a family, you could check out the La Jolla seaside concerts and family-friendly music.

The beach is further surrounded by picturesque cliffs and coves. While on top of these, you can view the endless stretch of the calm waters of the Pacific.

The Wildwoods – New Jersey

Highlighted by an unbelievably expansive (5-mile) beachfront and fine white sands, the Wildwoods will most definitely run you wild. This expansive stretch truly caters for all your family desires.


You can conduct a fun family party on the outdoor decks scattered all over the beachline as you view the beautiful ocean horizon. You could also play beach soccer or lacrosse in the expansive area in tournament levels which you could register as a family.

Additionally, your kids’ puppies are also catered to in the dog beach.

Family fun at Clinch Park – Michigan

Clinch Park’s most populated beach features up to 1500-feet of Sand white sand. The beach along Traverse Bay in downtown Traverse City is fused with picnic tables and lifeguard. These guarantee you an unbeatable family fun experience at a child-friendly location.


Additionally, nearby Marina offers paddle-boards, bicycles and kayaks for your pumped-up fun activities as you bond together the family way.

Golden Gardens Park – Washington


Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, the renowned family park offers breathtaking views of mountains and a rocky coastline. You also get to stroll along the seaside with your loved ones while catching up , or just opt for a carefree sunbathe on the sandy shores.

Furthermore, family vacation experts recommend that you head to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and view the lovely botanical garden.

Misquamicut State Beach – Rhode Island


Mounted with half-mile of waterfront, Misquamicut is just as lovely as it is popular in Rhode Island. The beach is further enhanced with magnificent buildings and beach shades all over to complete your fun day out.

Most noteworthy is the Water Wizz of Westerly, a family water park with various heart stopping slides for complete thrill-ride.

Captiva Beach – Florida


Located on Captiva Island, Captiva Beach is host to captivating seashells and amazing sand dunes. Take a quiet tread together along the peaceful sea-front as your feet enjoy the high quality white sands.

Even better, you can hire a Kayak from the Captiva Kayak Company to explore the area up to its marshlands.

Be careful, however, that the young ones not hurt themselves on the littered shells.

South Padre Island – Texas


Located on the coastal tip of – and the only island in – Texas, South Padre is home to some of the most unspoiled white sands and turquoise waters around the USA. Involve your young ones in delightful kite-flying.

To cap it all off, you could join in the sea turtles rescue as a family to assist the little turtles enter the sea safely.

Originally posted 2017-03-29 06:25:05.

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