Best Family & Kid Friendly Beaches in USA

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  • Topsail Beach // North Carolina

    Topsail Beach

    With four miles of white sand, it's easy to see why Topsail Beach has been drawing in the crowds since before World War Two, when visitors would have to arrive by boat. Just north of Wilmington, Topsail (pronounced Topsal) Beach forms a significant part of the Atlantic side of a 30 mile long barrier island.

    Backed by private homes, there are 20 public beach access points onto Topsail Beach, which comprises a deliciously straight run of clean white sand alongside attractions such as the 250 yard fishing pier. Sunbathers and swimmers… read more »

  • Harry Harris Park // Florida

    Harry Harris Park

    The beach at Harry Harris Park on Key Largo is one of the best family beaches in all of the Florida Keys. OK, so the beach is man-made with sand imported from the mainland, but who cares. Backed by swaying palms and parkland and with calm, clear water out front Harry Harris beach doesn't get many complaints.

    One of the main attractions of Harry Harris Park beach is the large enclosed pool right in front of the western part of the beach. Encompassing the entire section of beach this tidal… read more »

  • Nantasket Beach // Massachusetts

    Nantasket Beach
    ©Rob McCready

    Nantasket Beach lines the coast of Hull town in the greater Boston area. At high tide, it takes the form of a relatively narrow but long stretch of fine greyish sand running for around four kilometres. The low tide reveals an expansive area of rock pools. When walking along the water line, visitors should watch out for large pebbles, which can be washed up by the incoming tide, especially towards the beach’s southern end.

    Because of its proximity to Boston, Nantasket Beach is one of the busiest beaches in this… read more »

  • Manini'owali Beach // Hawaii

    Manini'owali Beach

    Manini'owali Beach in Kua Bay is the most northerly of a trio of beautiful beaches set in Kekaha Kai State Park. Whilst it would be nearly impossible to say which of these three beaches is the best it is certainly the case that Manini'owali Beach is the most easily accessed. Of course this also means it is the most popular, however the beach here still retains something of a secluded feel and rarely feels crowded.

    The beach itself is fairly modest in size. Bookmarked by rocky lava outcrops Manini'owali consists of… read more »

  • Spencer Beach Park // Hawaii

    Spencer Beach Park
    ©Terry Ott

    Samuel M Spencer Beach Park (to  give it its full name) is possibly the best family beach on the Big Island. Located on the northwest coast of the island, just south of Kawaihae Harbor, this white sand beach offers calm waters, plenty of natural shade and a pretty good range of amenities.

    Also known as Ohai'ula beach, the sand here slopes gently into the ocean. Along with a large offshore reef providing protection from the waves this is generally a safe place for swimming and snorkeling. A lifeguard service ensures everybody is… read more »

  • Nauset Beach // Massachusetts

    Nauset Beach

    Running along the Atlantic east coast of Cape Cod, between Coast Guard Beach and Chatham Harbor for around 10 miles, Nauset Beach is the longest on the cape. This beautifully pristine stretch of fine, near-white sand is backed by low grassy dunes for much of its length giving it a wild feel.

    Much of the year this part of the coast is pretty quiet. You can often go for long bracing walks along the shoreline and barely see another soul. Whilst you may not see many people at Nauset outside… read more »

  • Duxbury Beach // Massachusetts

    Duxbury Beach
    ©John Phelan
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  • Naples Beach // Florida

    Naples Beach
    ©Marc Ryckaert
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  • Marco Beach // Florida

    Marco Beach
    ©Joel Cocker
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  • Revere Beach // Massachusetts

    Revere Beach
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  • Constitution Beach // Massachusetts

    Constitution Beach
    ©Kouign Amann
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  • South Carlsbad State Beach // California

    South Carlsbad State Beach
    ©Sam Trenholme
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  • Vero Beach // Florida

    Vero Beach
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  • St Pete Beach // Florida

    St Pete Beach
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  • St Augustine Beach // Florida

    St Augustine Beach
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