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By Amelia Gibson, Posted on 28 Aug, 2021 at 04:31 pm

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There's no doubt that vacation spent with families holds indelible life-long memories. And when every member of the family is convinced, then this is something beyond great. But, to satisfy every crew member, it is important to pick the right vacation spot. It might be hard to find a great one, but we have eased this problem by listing the top-notch destinations where you can have beer and skittles. So, without beating around the bush, let's delve into the fascinating and best beaches in the USA.

Outer Banks:

Home to more than 100 miles of shoreline, this North Carolina's Outer Bank is highly extolled for its persistent, still friendly waves and flourishing leafy places. Aim to get a rented cottage or a condo for more space without going far-flung from the beach. Head to the broad shore of Nags Head if you wish to lounge or build a sandcastle where you can get gleaming sand. Hit on the Kitty Hawk or Kill Devil Hills to surf the choppy waters. If you are with your four-legged family, hit Duck- a beach town- where they can buzz!


Multi-generational groups flock to the Destin, where you will get the family-friendly vibe with eye-catching and heart-stealing beaches. Beaming white sand with emerald shining relaxing water are all available at Henderson Beach State Park and Crystal Beach Park at the shores; they are all pictures-perfect. To boot, most of the resorts at Destin serve the kids very well, so parents don't have to frit for them. For more quality time with family, you can hop in the boat to catch a sight of jumping dolphins. At the same time, kids can have a great time on the pirate theme.

Sanibel Island:

Popping at Sanibel Island is actually killing a bird with one stone if you are with your little ones. Because beaches of the area promise a tranquilizing environment and idyllic waters for play, as well as the Sanibel Stoop, where kids can have a blast while searching for shells and sand dollars on top-notch beaches such as Bowman and Blind Pass, families can have fun while gazing at nature wildlife down the 4-mile-long Wildlife Drive situated in J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Still, if you are satisfied, hit the hotel deals that are pretty easy to find.


One of the worst dilemmas and a large barrier in a family vacation is the cost. But, still, Maui comes up with the most plentiful and exotic family-amiable beaches. The go-to options with sun-soaked sand and the relaxing sound of calming water are Kihei's Wailea Beach and Lahaina's Baby Beach that are also idyllic places for little swimmers. But, one place where all ages wish to go is Haleakala National Park for an educational, still indelible visit to the largest dormant volcano of the entire world.

Hilton Head:

One of the best places for the crews who are searching to slow down is “Hilton Head” in South Carolina. Two of the best beaches in the USA that are highly notable and worth visiting are Alder Lane Beach and Coligny Beach Park (ever-popular). Stretch your legs or hop on for a bike ride by way of Harbour Town and mount up to the lighthouse's top. Tennis courts and golf courses are also thick on the ground, offering your family scads of options to stay energetic and full of beans.

Amelia Island:

Off the Northeast Coast of Florida, this barrier island provides numerous spaces to scatter around in the sand - exactly 13 miles and comes up with an abundance of fun that will keep you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed - away from the shore. Animal lovers can hit the Egan's Creek Greenway that is a more than 300-acres guarded area, houses alligators, snakes, bobcats as well as many birds. You can even sign up for Amelia River Cruise to catch even more sights of wildlife. You can even jump on the boat to take a glance at dolphins pods while being all ears to a condensed area's history.


Honolulu, Hawaiian, on the island of the south shore of Oahu, houses a few of the most entrancing beaches. Oahu might go heavy on your pockets sometimes as it is over the odd city. Drop in the Waikiki Beach or Ala Moana Regional Park; both the beaches are always calm with an undulating fizzing sound of water, and lifeguards are always available. Trek the kid-amicable Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail or indulge yourself in some historical sites like Battleship Missouri Memorial if you want a breathing space.

By any chance, if you and your family are aiming to hit the spot in late December or early January, don't miss out to feast your eyes on the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competition in North Shore, Oahu.


Nantucket, a Massachusetts island south of Cape Cod, is a remarkable spot to spend the best family beach vacations. But, most of the families love to head straight to Children's Beach. Other than tranquil water, the sandy land boasts a playground as well as picnic areas. To boot, it entertains the visitors with free evening concerts every summer. If your family wants to be around watery areas, then jump to a Critter Cruise. Juveniles will love to spot local marine wildlife and get the opportunity to cast a line. The must-see attractions for curious ankle-biters are the Maria Mitchell Aquarium and the sperm whale skeleton exhibits at the Whaling Museum.

Bald Head Island:

What more a family wants than serene beaches with calming waving sounds of water? And that's what Bald Head Island provides you! An island off the southern coast in North Carolina entails 14 miles of beaches! Drop into the East Beach if you are with your older kids to boogie boards and surf. If you want to venture more, sign in for a kayak or canoe tour of meandering marshland streams that embrace this island. Make sure to join a turtle walk entertained by the Bald Head Island Conservancy if you are popping in the summer. In between the walk of 45 minutes, you will catch sight of scads of nesting loggerhead sea turtles.

Myrtle Beach:

Myrtle Beach is enticing up the East Coaters to its all-embracing stretch sand, boasting 60-miles of sandy shores of South Carolina. Head to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach State Park or play games at TicketReturn.com, Pelican Ballpark that will fill you with beans. Another must-visiting place for the families in Myrtle Beach State Park, a less crowded area with a nature center, campgrounds, trails, as well as a beach pier. Make sure that you are wearing multiple layers of sunblock because the South Carolina sun is not so forgiving.


Home to the six best beaches in the USA, Monterey, California bears two of the most hyped beaches with the names Window on the Bay Beach Park, praised for its playground and Skate Park, and Municipal Beach for its relaxing water and landing stage packed with restaurants. If your kids are into watersports, then head to Mc Abee Beach for scuba diving and kayaking. For more beer and skittles, get a load of whale or bat rays at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Cape May:

Full family-friendly sand stretches to 3 miles, Cape May, fills the New Jersey inhabitants who in droves drop into the place in between school breaks as well as out-of-towners in summer. Whether surfing, kayaking, or ambling by the side of the esplanade. If you want to have the best beach vacation in the U.S., jump to Sun Beach, an idyllic spot for families, and The Cove, which is often thronging but the best place to amuse for surfing. Don't forget to purchase beach tags if you are popping in between Memorial and Labor Day. If you want to sojourn, book your accommodation a few months prior.

St. Augustine:

St. Augustine, Florida, was founded by the Spaniards in 1565, comprehending the river of history appealing to the families (of every age group) to make a beeline. Juveniles will be attracted to the interactive displays at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum and the attractive animals' exhibits at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. To boot, the beaches in the area embrace St. Augustine Beach and Anastasia State Park, proposing more than 40-miles of sandy shores, and are devilishly renowned with families. A big thanks to slash pads, small waves, volleyball courts as well as outdoor showers.


Saugatuck/Douglas Area in Michigan is boasting six spots for the best beach vacations in the U.S. you just have to opt for one that matches your taste. One of the most popular is Oval Beach, boasting undulating mounds of sands and offering a variety of facilities such as concession stands, parking areas, and picnic spots. The visitors are singing the praises of the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, colossal wooded dunes of almost 200-foot with four natural trails. Hop onto a Star of Saugatuck boat cruise for a pleasant paddle-wheel ride through the Kalamazoo River.

Jekyll Island:

A lounge on the gleaming sand of Georgia Island!

Most of the families want to chill out on the beaches, so Jekyll Island brings you the seven beaches that will keep you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed all the time. If you are fervent about catching sight of dolphins swimming, then jump to St. Andre Beach Park. If you love to enjoy your picnic with large screens, then head to South Dunes Beach Park; if you want to stick around the place, head to Great Dunes Beach Park, where you can have fun with volleyball or bocce. Make sure to snap up a pass- available in daily and annual selections- that is accessible to Jekyll Island with many other astounding offerings.

Wrapping up, in the United States of America, beaches are the most important attracting parts to the tourists. The USA is sitting in the top ten countries for all the shoreline areas. There’s no doubt that America is home to numerous beaches that hype up visitors and travelers. From a stunning strolling area to quartz sand to unspoiled water and vibrant seashells, all you can have at the top-notch beaches for the best family beach vacations. So, if you are mapping out a beach vacation spot or if you are a beach-lover, just drop at one of the best beaches of your choice without any hitches!

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Amelia Gibson

Amelia Gibson is a 28 years old travel blogger who quit her career in finance for her passion for exploring the planet. She's been traveling for six years now and has traveled across 40 countries. She is working with top brands and sponsors from all around the world. She is extremely talented in photography, a good writer, and a content creator.