Best Family Beach Vacations

About Beach Vacations with kids

Looking for a great family beach destination? On MiniTime you can read reviews written by real parents about popular beach getaways and find the best beach destination for your family.


From North to South

In the Northeast, favorite family beach destinations include Cape Cod, Old Orchard Beach in Maine and Naragansett in Rhode Island. Further south, in the Mid-Atlantic region, follow beach-loving families to popular resort towns such as Cape May, Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City and Virginia Beach.

In the Southeast, kid-friendly beach destinations abound, from Hilton Head and the Outer Banks in the Carolinas down to Florida, where the state's coastline is dotted with myriad beach resorts. Family favorites include Sanibel and the Captiva Islands, Fort Lauderdale, Marco Island and Amelia Island.


Going to the Gulf Coast

Don't forget that the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions also offer wonderful family beach vacations, from Grand Traverse, Michigan and Wisconsin's Door County to Gulf Shores, Alabama and South Padre Island, Texas.


Paradise on the Pacific

No collection of great family beach destinations would be complete without a mention of California and the Pacific Coast. In sunny Southern California, you can't go wrong with Coronado, Santa Monica or Santa Barbara, while Oregon's Cannon Beach is a gem in the Pacific Northwest.

Let MiniTime help you plan the best beach getaway. Check out our parent reviews of kid-friendly hotels and attractions, and start planning your next family beach vacation.

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