Your summer to-do list includes soaking up as much sun and sand as possible. Get a head start on your planning by checking out these top 10 beaches across the country that offer more than just life guards and bathrooms for families in search of a memorable vacation. Flip through the gallery to discover the top beachy destinations hand-picked by our friends at Family Vacation Critic.
Seaside Beach, Or
As the first beach resort in the entire state, Seaside Beach has a little something for everyone. Spend the day relaxing surfside, hiking the nearby trails or shopping in the downtown district.
Insider Tip: Families can visit the Seaside Aquarium to explore its hands-on discovery center and interact with its resident seals.
3 Things Your Kids Will Love:
• Three miles of wide, sandy beach
• Walking the promenade
• Feeding the seals
Photo: Don Frank, for the City of Seaside Visitors Bureau