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

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18 of America’s Greatest Piers

Piers are classic destinations. Where else can you enjoy a sunset, ride a roller coaster, go fishing, slackline, eat great food, watch waves crash, and maybe get a splinter if you run barefoot?

The United States has many a great pier along its beautiful Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, California


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15 Reasons Boracay Island has the Hottest Beaches

Boracay Island is a tiny island about 200 miles south of Manila, but what this tranquil vacation destination lacks in size it makes up for with jaw-dropping beaches. Between sailing, cliff jumping, sand castle-making, diving, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and sunset-viewing, you’ll have no shortage of things to do on Boracay Island’s beautiful beaches.

Here are 15 reasons we think this island’s beaches are some of the hottest in the world:

1. Screensaver-perfect white sand on Puka Beach

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10 Awesome Mexican Beaches for Spring Break

For many, Spring Break means working on a tan, going to the beach, and being able to look up at beautiful blue skies. For some, Mexico is the answer.

Here are 10 coastal suggestions for where you can spend your week of fun at in Mexico:

1. Playa Paraiso in Quintana Roo.

Trover photo by Pixamundo

Trover photo by Pixamundo

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Announcing the #Beach Contest Winner

On January 13th, we announced our #beach photo contest. Since then, we’ve been getting literally thousands of beautiful beach photos streaming into Trover from those who wanted a shot at the contest’s grand prize of $1500.

Well, today you no longer have to wait in breathless anticipation for the results!

We are happy to announce that the lucky winner for our #beach contest is Tales From the Mutiny, who submitted this shot of Cedar Key in Florida!


Congratulations, Tales From the Mutiny! Check your email for prize details.

Follow TFtM on Trover today and check out her road trip travel blog.

For a list of all the entries, click here and for our previous contests and their respective winners, check out this page.