Looking for a beach destination the entire family can enjoy this summer? Thankfully, the U.S. has family-friendly beach towns and resorts for every kind of family and every budget.
With school ending for the year and temperatures quickly rising, now is the perfect time to plan a summer beach getaway that will please kids of all ages.
Here are 13 awesome family beach vacation ideas to help get you started:
1. Get wet and get wild at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii
2. Play on the sandbar at Burkes Beach in Hilton Head, North Carolina
3. Build a driftwood castle in Westport, Washington
4. Enjoy an ice cream cone on Sanibel Island in Florida
5. Make a friend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California
6. Ride a funcycle on the sand in Cannon Beach, Oregon
7. Boogie board in the waters off South Padre Island in Texas
8. Ride the Sea Swings on the Santa Cruz boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California
9. Chase gulls on the laid-back beaches of Cape May, New Jersey
10. Take in the white sands and sparkling clear waters of Siesta Key in Florida
11. Indulge your sweet tooth at Dylan’s Candy Bar in East Hampton, New York
12. Get above the crowds on the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
13. Stargaze under the palms at the Aulani Resort in Oahu, Hawaii
For more inspiration, check out the full list of Family Beach Destinations – and don’t forget to share your own beachy discoveries this summer!