Best Family Beaches on the US East Coast

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This beautiful, 60-mile long beach is located in South Carolina and attracts families with stunning views and a wide array of activities. Its sub-tropical climate make the holiday particularly enjoyable for every member of the family.

Myrtle Beach. Flickr: Greg Kintz
Myrtle Beach.
Flickr: Greg Kintz


Tybee Island, Georgia

South Beach on Tybee Island is a great, peaceful spot for a family holiday. It’s only 15 minutes away from Savannah and has got tide pools and amazingly soft sand. The island itself offers visitor such attractions as the Marine Science Center, forts, an historic lighthouse complex and museums.

Tybee Island. Flickr: bilkeo
Tybee Island.
Flickr: bilkeo


Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Being one of the top children-friendly beaches, this is a good destination for an old-school family vacation. With its boardwalks, Rehoboth Beach is a sunny spot within the urban area.  There are also several parks close to the beach for a quiet and serene break.

Rehoboth Beach.  Flickr: mathplourde
Rehoboth Beach.
Flickr: mathplourde


Old Silver Beach, North Falmouth, Massachusetts

This cosy beach is equipped with showers, restrooms for your convenience, lifeguards for your safety as well as a snack bar for a little bite. Old Silver Beach is perfect for kids, providing a sand bar at lower tide, warm water and soft sand to play with.

Old Silver Beach. Flickr: Putneypics
Old Silver Beach.
Flickr: Putneypics


Virginia Beach, Virginia

28-mile long Virginia Beach attracts families with numerous water and land activities. Also, its popular boardwalk, a centre of competitions, shows and various events, keeps everyone entertained.

Virginia Beach. Flickr: mccready
Virginia Beach.
Flickr: mccready


Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

This spot is great for cycling, kayaking, interpretive tours and bird-watching. Being a public park, it attracts visitors with its clean waters and abundance of seafood. Kiawah Island is also famous for its numerous golf fields.

Beach on Beachwalker Park. flikr: lotopspin
Beach on Beachwalker Park.
flikr: lotopspin


Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

The advantage of the beach in Cape Florida State park is that it offers stunning views of both the sunrise and the sunset. You will enjoy strolling on soft white coral sand and splashing clear waters of this site. Take the causeway from Miami to get to this natural wonder.

Beach at Cape Florida State Park. flikr:  mattk1979
Beach at Cape Florida State Park.
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Assateague Beach, Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Assanteague Beach in Virginia is proud of its clean beaches, clear blue green waters and cute ponies which entertain the visitors. There is plenty of space for kids to play in the water as it doesn’t get deep straight away. Breathtaking views on the ocean could be enjoyed whilst cycling or walking across the small bridge which connects the mainland with Chincoteague Island.

Assateague Beach. flikr:  o. casey
Assateague Beach.
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Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Famous for its sugar-like, super-soft sand, Siesta Beach is a National Healthy Beach. It also has got a certificate of ‘Blue Wave’ by being a very clean beach. The sand on Siesta Beach has an advantageous feature of staying cool even on a hot day, thanks to 99% pure quartz in its composition. There are various amenities for your convenience as well as a lifeguard.

Siesta Beach. flikr:  rickpilot_2000
Siesta Beach.
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