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Being with your family is one of the best things in the world. But being with them at the beach can create lasting memories, most especially if each family member is really having a good time. We will help you choose your next family beach destination. We have taken into consideration the attractions, amenities, dining options, environment, activities, and overall appeal. You might consider one of these places on your next vacation.

Kauai, Hawaii

1. Hanalei Bay Beach - Kauai, Hawaii

The best thing about this beach is its slow-paced, laid-back vibe that adds to its serenity. This half-moon beach is two-mile long and situated at the foot of green mountains and glittering waterfalls. Visitors can swim, snorkel, body board, and in during summer when the water is much calmer, visitors can learn how to surf. The town of Hanalei is just a five-minute walk from the beach. You can shop at the surf stores and gift shops. You will also find casual dining options plus fresh leis are sold on the street corners.

2. Siesta Beach - Siesta Key, Florida

Siesta Beach is known to have the whitest and finest sand in the world. The sand looks and feels like powdered sugar and is scientifically confirmed to be 99% quartz. There are also a lot of kid-friendly amenities you can enjoy. That includes tennis courts, shaded picnic area, snack bars, and playground. You can also enjoy kite-flying or beach volleyball and many other beach entertainments. There is also wildlife for sightseeing. Some of the common animals you can find there are dolphins, manatees, pelicans, and egrets. Also, the Siesta Key Village is overflowing with family-friendly restaurants.

3. Kiawah Beachwalker Park - Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The pristine condition of this island is every nature lovers haven. Located just 20 miles south of Charleston, Beachwalker Park is the lone public beach on this island. The rest of the place is golf resort. Day-trippers and resort guests can all enjoy the nature, seeing wildlife, surfing and many other amenities including chair rentals, umbrellas, and snack bars. Your family can enjoy the lush flora and fauna surrounding the Heron Park Nature Center. You can also do kayaking through preserved mangroves and lagoons. Mingo Point is also a must visit where you can enjoy the weekly oyster roast and barbeque while listening to the music and enjoying the sunset.

4. Santa Cruz Beach - Santa Cruz, California

One of the West Coast pride, this family-friendly beach is home to the great seaside amusement park. It features rides for kids of all ages. You can also enjoy live music events during the summer. Learn surfing at Cowell's Beach. Your family can also enjoy the marvelous forest of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Just hop into the Roaring Camp Railroads train, which picks up passengers on the boardwalk going to the forest.

5. Crane Beach - Ipswich, Massachusetts

Situated in the North of Boston, this stunning beach has soft sand and breathtaking ocean views. Your family can enjoy hiking trails, bird watching and shell collecting through the sand dunes and salt marsh. On the beach, your family can also enjoy the calm water while eating homemade sandwiches and fresh salads. Off the beach, you can go for a garden tour at the Castle Mansion. You can also go to Russell Orchards for some locally-grown produce and the popular cider donuts and Clam Box which serves fried clams for over sixty years.