Best Family Beaches in the USA

Nantucket Beaches, Massachusetts
From the northeastern shore of Coatue to the western tip of Madaket, Nantucket has some of the finest beaches in the northeastern United States. The north shore beaches are protected by Nantucket Sound and generally have few waves. The south shore beaches, open to the ocean have large waves and strong currents. There are however times when a strong wind from the north causes the waves to be large on the north shore which also causes the south shore waves to decrease significantly. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen. Check the prevailing winds before choosing your beach for the day. Eel Point is the best beach on Nantucket for collecting seashells. You can walk all around the point and find some shells that you won't find on any of the other beaches. Bring a bucket to fill with shells.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head offers about 14 miles of beach. Most of it is along the Atlantic Ocean coast, some is along the Calibogue Sound, some on the Port Royal Sound at Port Royal plantation and Hilton Head plantation has a small beach next to Dolphin Head, also on Port Royal sound. The newly opened Fish Haul Creek Park offers a little known beach access to a beach on the Port Royal Sound. The beach there is quite private but with little wave action. Coligny Beach is located at Coligny circle at Pope Avenue and South Forest Beach Drive. It's the island's busiest beach, in part because volleyball nets are available and an outdoor bar is located just off the beach at the Holiday Inn. There are rest rooms, changing rooms, water fountains, sand showers, pay telephones and other amenities. The town has recently added mats designed to make the beach wheelchair accessible at this location.Life Guards rent beach equipment, Hobie Cats, recumbent bikes, sand trikes, umbrellas, etc.

La Jolla Beach, San Diego, California
La Jolla (Spanish for “the jewel”) has European elegance, a sunny Mediterranean climate, and some of the most picturesque beaches and beachfront hotels in the world. La Jolla offers world-class hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. It is a hot spot for spa goers, surfers, tourists, and nature lovers alike. Treat yourself to a massage and facial at a day spa or stroll the coast and take in the stunning emerald blue beaches and coves. La Jolla beaches offer endless hours of fun and relaxation… from the pretty sandstone cliffs towering high above the Pacific at Torrey Pines State Beach to the crystal clear water at La Jolla Cove, an ideal snorkeling spot. La Jolla Shores, a favorite of familes, offers a wide sandy beach, gentle surf and a playground for kids. Kayakers begin their ocean excursions at La Jolla Shores along with Scuba Divers and ocean swimmers.

South Walton Beaches, Florida

Travel to Northwest Florida and experience a relaxing escape in Beaches of South Walton, an upscale yet casual place to unwind, rejuvenate and recharge. Charm and scenic beauty define our stretch of Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, and our sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green waters offer a natural setting for a soothing retreat.

Cedar Point Beaches, Sandusky, Ohio

The east side of the Cedar Point peninsula features one of the best beaches on Lake Erie. The well-manicured stretch of white sand features resort hotels, a beach volleyball court, a beachside TGI Fridays restaurant. All just steps away from the rides and thrills of Cedar Point.