5 Best Beaches In the US for Family Travel

Ready for a vacation after the long winter? I know I am!  This summer, choose one of the best beaches in the US for family travel and have a relaxing time in the sun!


While choosing beaches ideal for family travel,  there are quite a few things you need to keep in mind. For an instance, you want decent accommodations to sleep in that are near the beach. You also want smoother and safe waters so your kids aren’t afraid to go in! Accessibility to the beach and attractions for kids are also important. The following are some of the best beaches for families in North America.

Best US Beaches for Family Travel

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  • Hanalei Bay Beach – Kauai, Hawaii: The beach has slow-paced water which makes it an ideal beach to soak sun and play around with kids. The place servers just perfectly for people who go to beach as they can learn to surf, play, swim etc. A walk as small as of five minutes will take you into an older Hawaii with streets of food, gift shops, eateries, surf stores and many more.
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  • Santa Cruz Beach – Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz is without any doubts one of the best family based beaches, more so if you have kids. The seaside amusement park keeps everyone interested and it has live music events during the summers. Just towards the north of the main beach is the Cowell’s Beach which has got almost perfect conditions for learning surfing.
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  • Coast Guard Beach – Eastham, Massachusetts: If you are looking for a classical beach with miles and miles of sand, you can never get it wrong with the Coast Guard Beach. The beach has galore of options to be explored such as bike track, kayaking, surfing, beach yoga, mini golf course and many more. The presence of lots of lifeguards ensures that the place is safe enough. The beach also has lots of changing rooms and showers for you to freshen up. 
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  • Coopers Beach – Southampton, New York: If you are one of those who is in love with white sand beaches, Coopers Beach is just for you. A leisurely down the beach and you can witness endless waters of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and excellent historic mansions on the other side. The slanting beach is perfect for families as it is peaceful and has lots of lifeguards. The beach also consists of umbrellas that can be rented, a snack bar and concerts during summer. Bonus, this beach is close to New York City, where there is always something to do!
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  • Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, FloridaThe Siesta beach is famous for its sand that looks very much like powdered sugar and thus is said to have one of the finest and whitest sands in the world. If that was not enough the beach has a tennis court, snack bar, playground and picnic area making it just perfect for family time along with kids. The beach is also witness to wildlife views such as pelicans, dolphins, egrets and manatees.

Family outings are excellent opportunities for bonding and getting together to relax and what better place than a beach. The above are some of the best options in the US for family travel. Looking for more great family travel destinations? Check out our favorite National Parks in the US.

Do you have a favorite beach to visit for your family vacations? We’d love to hear about it!

4 thoughts on “5 Best Beaches In the US for Family Travel”

  1. We love the beach, although I admit we usually go AFTER the sun goes down since we burn very easily. But, I like it because then the crowd is usually gone!

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