The Best Beaches For Families In 2018

Spring is here, which means summer is on its way.

Summer is the perfect time to get away with your loved ones. Beach vacations offer great opportunities for family bonding.[slideshow:104174]

Ignore the distractions of everyday life, tell the kids to put their phones away and just relax on the beach.

Go swimming, build sand castles, toss a ball around, collect sea shells, and go boogie boarding.

The following list is based on data provided by Family Vacation Critic, which is TripAdvisor's family travel site. Their travel experts hand-selected the destinations, which range from Maine to San Diego and South Carolina to Indiana.  

Every beach on the list meets a strict list of criteria of specific interest to families: lifeguards, convenient restrooms, nearby activities and lodging, and clean and calm waters.

Click here to see the best family beaches for 2018

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