The Most Family Friendly Beaches For Summer Fun

The Most Family Friendly Beaches for Summer Fun

Summer is the perfect time to get away with your family. The kids are out of school, the weather is beautiful and let's be honest... you need a break from reality.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is 60 miles of clean golden sand. It's one of the most popular East Coast family vacation destinations. The best time to visit is from June to August when the weather is perfect. Spend the day at the beach then head to one of their famous amusement parks.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Visitors say that the beaches in Cape Cod are some of the best in the world. They have some of the most popular beaches for families with young children. Relax on the beach and reap the benefits of the sun or take up a new water sport and explore the ocean.

Santa Cruz Beach, California

Santa Cruz Beach has a variety of things to offer families and children of all ages. Enjoy live events during the summer months, walk along the boardwalk, learn how to surf and even visit the majestic forest of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Siesta Key Beach, Florida

Siesta Key Beach is located in Sarasota, Florida. It's one of the most tranquil and relaxing beaches in all of Florida. Escape the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico on your next family vacation. Go sailing, bike riding and dolphin watching.

Yosemite National Park, California

Float down Merced River and have a picnic at Cathedral and Sentinel Beach. View Sentinel Falls, a popular waterfall in the summer, that cascades down into the valley. Go swimming, sunbathing and view tons of nature and wildlife. Other things to do at Yosemite National Park include, visiting Yosemite Falls, rock climbing, horseback riding, visiting Glacier Point, and taking a Full-Moon bike ride.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach is located about 90 minutes from Portland. It is home to a state protected marine garden and tidal pools with a variety of sea life. They offer weekly events, fun contests and the opportunity to participate in some incredible water sports. Other nearby beaches include Arcadia Beach and Short Sand Beach.

Amelia Island, Florida

Amelia Island consists of 13 miles of pristine beaches. Go for a walk on the beach with your family, take up a new water sport or just lay out in the sun. Also make sure you take a historic tour, ride a horse and carriage and de stress at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. You will also find incredible wildlife and tons of adventures to embark on.

Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands National Park is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. One of which includes, Trunk Bay. A recent review on Trip Advisor says, "there's a reason this beach makes all the postcards and travel guides. It's the quintessential Caribbean beach, complete with white sand and an unbelievable hue to the water."

Honaunau Bay, Hawaii

This crescent-shaped beach is one of the best places in the Big Island for snorkeling; the water is almost always completely clear and oftentimes you will see dolphins swimming close to the shore. The white sands and swaying palm trees, plus the peaceful ambiance, will leave you breathless. The Travel Channel gave this beach the highest possible rating for swimming, sand, and atmosphere.

Carova Beach, North Carolina

If you are looking for a beach off the beaten path, look no further than Carova Beach. You actually need a four-wheeler to get out to this stretch of the Outer Banks. Lack of roads, shops, and restaurants – only horses roaming the shores – make this beach a secluded and family friendly spot.

Destin, Florida

Destin is a popular family vacation spot on the Florida Panhandle, especially in the summer. Tourists and locals come for the beaches, the iconic bright white shores that are made up of pure Appalachian quartz. The city is also a paradise for golfers and kids who love water parks. Snorkeling off the coast or a boat is another favorite activity the littles ones enjoy.