CORONADO BEACH, SAN DIEGO, CA
The weather here is pretty good throughout the year and the water is warm for swimming in the summer and the sloping beaches makes it easy for the kids to run into the waves. There are tons of lifeguards and opportunities for family friendly fun such as boogie boarding, beach volleyball or catch a glance of the Navy Seals training.
SIESTA KEY, FLORIDA
The warm water and soft sand makes this beach optimal for families. It is clean and there is no smoking allowed on the beach which keeps the air fresh and the sand free of cigarette buds. There are also playgrounds, volleyball courts and picnic areas to enjoy.
KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA
This beach is quiet and ideal for families as the sand is soft, the water is warm and children can chase the birds by the shore while splashing in the water as barrier reefs keep the shoreline calm.
HANALEI BAY, KAUAI, HAWAII
This locale offers calmer surf than other beaches in Hawaii. It makes it easier for beginner surfers and is great for swimming as the waters are warm. There are lifeguards present and a pier that you can park near to with limited crowding.
CANNON BEACH, OREGON
Although the Oregon coast can be a bit rugged, this beach still makes for a fun family vacation. It’s a sandy beach that is rarely crowded where kids can run and fly kites for miles. They can also spend time observing the protected wildlife.
COAST GUARD BEACH, MASSACHUSETTS
This is the quintessential family beach located in Cap Cod. It is quiet and filled with wildlife and the water is on the cooler side which makes for a nice dip after some sun time. You can build sandcastles or bike ride along the shores.