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10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA

Top US destinations for your family beach vacation

United States offers diverse beaches, which are perfect for family vacation. If you are planning for a beach family vacation, you might want look its sandy beach destinations that attract tourists from all over the world. Here are your top 10 best beach family vacation in the USA.


Due to its diverse attraction and amazing geography, its beaches attract millions of tourists. It offer impressive wildlife, intriguing history, and taste of Aloha culture. You could visit places like, Kaanapali Beach, Haleakala National Park, Napili Beach, Wailea Beach and Iao Valley State Park.

Boat marina in Maui
Lahaina boat marina on Maui island, in Hawaii


The Big Island may be competing with other sister islands, but it still attracts, surfers, adventurers and party goers. Akaka Falls State Park, Volcanoes National Park, Kaunaoa Beach and Waipio Valley are spots for family activities. Kilauea volcano is must see attraction in the Big Island.

Water sports in Hawaii
Surfing and boating are amongst the most popular water sports on Hawaiian islands


Honolulu is urban island that has amazing historical sites like USS Arizona Memorial and 'lolani Palace. Waikiki beach is the place where you should book your stay, as it is hear of all the tourist activities. Best restaurants, events and nightlife are available in Honolulu.

View of Honolulu from Diamond Head
Panoramic view of Hawaii's capital Honolulu from the Diamond Head hill

US Virgin Islands

These islands are paradise in Caribbean. It is place for carnival, and creole culture. Islands constitute St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. There is plenty of ferry rides, beach activities, and sugar cane plantations. Trunk Bay, Magens Bay, Estate Whim Plantation Museum, Cruzan Rum Distillery are few popular spots to visit.

Solomon beach at Virgin Islands
Beautiful Solomon beach is located on St. John island, part of Virgin Islands

Outer Banks (North Carolina)

Outer Banks is known for its history but it also provide opportunities like fishing, surfing, ATV driving, and many other. For perfect family activities, you could visit beach, mini-golf arena or aquarium. Explore all the islands for old lighthouses, dunes, and untouched beaches.

Outer Banks in North Carolina
Outer Banks is an ideal destination for family vacation, with its dunes and beaches

Hilton Head (South Carolina)

Hilton Head is home to those who were freed after slavery. There is plenty to do instead of listening jazz music in a club. You could visit Harbor Town, Alder Lane, and Golf Courses at Palmetto Dunes, Coligny Beach, and Palmetto Dunes Tennis Centre.

Hilton Head island
Flying kites at Hilton Head island beach dunes

Destin (Florida)

World’s luckiest fishing Village, Destin, has gorgeous sandy beaches and warm water of the Gulf. Gator Beach is the most popular of all. For perfect family activity, visit Big Kahuna’s for fun water activities.

Destin beach in Florida
Great sandy beaches and warm Gulf waters make Destin a great family beach holiday destination.

Miami Beach

Miami is beach holiday destination with people visiting it all year around. Miami beaches has weird and unusual experiences for you. There are galleries, theatres and art museums in 10 mile strip along the beach. South Beach is great place for most of the fun activities in Miami.

Miami's South Beach
South Beach at Miami is very popular with visitors and includes a lot of fun activities for the whole family.

Fort Lauderdale

Many consider as the laid-back version of Miami. You could hire a real estate for your family, which are plenty in Fort Lauderdale. Other than hitting the beach, you could also go to Saw grass Recreation Park, home to local wildlife.

Bay Port at Fort Lauderdale
Boat marina at Bay Port in Fort Lauderdale, in Florida

Cape Cod

The place is home to New England mainlanders, life here moves slowly, so it is perfect for laid-back holiday. You could go for walk on Cape Cod Rail Trail or Cape Code National Seashore. There is plenty of museums and monument to see.

Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod canal going towards Sagamore Bridge - seen here from a distance

Pick any destination of your choice, and prepare for your family beach vacation in USA. As these places are major tourist destination, book your arrangements in advance.

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