US Family Beach Vacation Ideas

Family Beach Vacations US Idea #1:

One of the most popular beach vacation spots on the east Coast is Atlantic City, New Jersey. This vacation resort has beaches, boardwalks and beach front casinos. What more could you ask for on a beach vacation?

And it’s all packed together along a four mile stretch so everything is within easy access. You can spend the day swimming and relaxing on the beach. In the evening hit the boutiques and thrill rides of the boardwalk and the famous Steel Pier. Then at night, step into the casino for some slot action and star-studded live entertainment.

Family Beach Vacations U.S. Idea #2:

Forty-five minutes from Orlando, Florida is a stretch of family-friendly beaches and towns known as Space Coast. NASA Kennedy Space center is here providing a high-tech attraction for the whole family.

This area is also home to the Canaveral National Seashore. This is a nature preserve where the family can get a look at bald eagles, alligators, and marine turtles. Playalinda Beach is part of the park area. Cocoa Beach is the main Space Coast beach.

It gets a little crowded and many families tend to head towards Melbourne Beach where the beach area is nice and wide. Sebastian Inlet is also a good one for family fishing, surfing and swimming.

Family Beach Vacations U.S. Idea #3:

Jekyll Island is a family beach vacation spot off the southeast coast of Georgia. This barrier island has ten miles of broad sandy beaches and miles of nature trails. You can take a tour of the local historic homes – at one time the island was owned by a group of the wealthiest men in the world. There are over twenty miles of hiking and biking trails that wind through the island’s marshland, tidal creeks and 300-year old moss trees.

Family Beach Vacations U.S. Idea #4:

Portland, on the southern coast of Maine, has warm sandy beaches perfect for a family vacation ideas. The area around Portland has a tremendous amount of activities available for the family, all within a 15 mile radius of the city.

There are hundreds of miles of trails to explore, many with excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can go deed-sea fishing or fresh water fishing. Sailing and whitewater rafting are popular. There are many historical and cultural sites in the area. Dine on succulent lobster, visit one of the local lighthouses or take off on an outdoor adventure.

Family Beach Vacations U.S. Idea #5:

Voyageurs National Park, in Minnesota, is a great place for a family adventure vacation. This beautiful setting is made up of two dozen lakes and provides lots of opportunities for boating and camping. Nelsons Resort caters to families and has a large sand beach. Hiking, fishing, canoeing or swimming are all right outside your door.

Family Beach Vacations U.S. Idea #6:

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a beach resort area that is very family-friendly and pet-friendly. Carmel Beach is a nice vacation beach with white sand along sloping bluffs lined with cypress trees. The quaint village of Carmel is a well known artist colony with tree-lined streets and a Mediterranean air.

The area is rather low-key but the shops, galleries and beautiful landscapes attract visitors from around the world. Nearby is the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Big Sur. A popular drive with spectacular views is along Route 1 south of Carmel. It takes you along the coast with five-thousand foot mountains on one side and a steep drop-off to the Atlantic Ocean on the other side.

Family Beach Vacations U.S. Idea #7:

Florida's Alys Beach
Florida's Alys Beach
By Alys Beach resident Mike Ragsdale. Alys Beach, Florida is quite a beautiful new town. It's located along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.”

The town’s architectural style is inspired by both Bermuda and the Antigua, Guatemala family courtyard homes. In fact, Forbes recently named Alys Beach America’s "Top Spot for Design-Savvy Home Buyers."

When it is complete, Alys Beach will have 600 villas, courtyard homes and family compound retreats. The town will also have many restaurants, pools, parks and shops.

Alys Beach is the first Fortified community in the U.S., as designated by the Institute for Business & Home Safety, and all homes here are also built to the Green Home Designation Standard of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

"Scenic 30A" is a 20-mile scenic stretch tucked quietly between Destin and Panama City, Florida, speckled with upscale beach villages and resorts, rare coastal dune lakes, funky beach bars, world-class restaurants, 25,000 acres of protected habitats, and the world's most spectacular white-sand beaches.

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