13 Family Beach Vacations to Plan This Summer

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

Trover photo by Travel Channel

2. Play on the sandbar at Burkes Beach in Hilton Head, North Carolina

Trover photo by Dan Rose


3. Build a driftwood castle in Westport, Washington

Trover photo by Jillian West


4. Enjoy an ice cream cone on Sanibel Island in Florida

Trover photo by Carol Clark


5. Make a friend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California

Trover photo by Kate R


6. Ride a funcycle on the sand in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Trover photo by Quintin Doroquez


7. Boogie board in the waters off South Padre Island in Texas

Trover photo by W. Ross Wells


8. Ride the Sea Swings on the Santa Cruz boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California

Trover photo by Gabriela Amodeo


9. Chase gulls on the laid-back beaches of Cape May, New Jersey

Trover photo by Sarah McD


10. Take in the white sands and sparkling clear waters of Siesta Key in Florida

Trover photo by Ada Diaz


11. Indulge your sweet tooth at Dylan’s Candy Bar in East Hampton, New York

Trover photo by Jason Karas


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

Trover photo by David P


For more inspiration, check out the full list of Family Beach Destinations¬†– and don’t forget to share your own beachy discoveries this summer!