Amanda Geronikos Family Vacation Critic
6 hours ago
Myrtle Beach, S.C., has an abundance of family-friendly attractions.
A beach is a beach is a beach … for some, that is. For families, it’s a combination of calm, clean water and sand, patrolled by lifeguards and complemented by nearby eats and attractions, such as boardwalks and playgrounds. The ideal beach is also located within short walking distance of accommodations; in fact, a recent Family Vacation Critic survey reveals 50 percent of families prioritize nearby hotels, rental homes and the like. Restrooms and showers add to the appeal, as well.
These beaches, scattered across the U.S. and listed in no particular order, offer all of the above and more for families:
Coronado Municipal Beach Coronado, Calif.
A Southern California staple,Coronado Municipal Beach returns to our annual list for many reasons, namely the soothing sand and surf that never feels crowded, even in the thick of summer. Plenty of lifeguards are stationed around the beach, as are hotels, which include the famousHotel Del Coronado. “Hotel Del” is an attraction in itself, too, with organized historical tours (wait until you hear about the hotel’s haunted past) and several onsite eateries available to the public;Moo Time Creamery is a must for frozen treats, though picnic lunches are welcome on the beach, as are pets! You’ll also find restrooms at the hotel, and showers are stationed throughout the beach. Located just outside of San Diego, Coronado puts families close to theSan Diego Zoo,Balboa Park andSeaWorld San Diego, too.
Insider tip for families: There are tide pools located at the rocky sea break by the Hotel del Coronado, ideal for young swimmers. There are also fire pits located on the northernmost stretch of sand on Coronado Beach perfect for s’mores.
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5 best beaches for families