The 7 Best Family Beach Towns for Your Next Vacation

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Enjoy family-friendly beaches like Driessen and Islanders Beach parks, with amenities like playgrounds. Explore Driessen Beach's boardwalk for wildlife sightings, and Coligny Beach for calm waters.

Coronado, California

Experience shimmering sands at Coronado Central beach and Silver Strand State Beach. Treat yourself to MooTime Creamery ice cream and visit the Wizard of Oz exhibit at the library.

St. Pete Beach, Florida

Have fun at Fort De Soto Park's gentle Gulf waters and nature trails. Visit the Dalí Museum and Great Explorations Children's Museum, then dine at Snapper's Sea Grill or The Hangar.

Falmouth, Massachusetts

Explore Wood Neck and Old Silver Beach for swimming and tide pools. Visit Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary and shop in downtown Falmouth Village.

Cape May, New Jersey

Collect Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach and take a trolley tour. Enjoy seafood at the Lobster House and explore the Emlen Physick Estate.

Amelia Island, Florida

time at Main Beach Park and take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Try local seafood at Timoti's Seafood Shak and explore the historic district.

Ocean City, Maryland

Enjoy Ocean City's lively boardwalk with games and rides. Indulge in Maryland crab cakes at Macky's and visit the Jolly Roger Amusement Park.