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Best family beaches

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Kid-friendly beaches

Thinking of taking the family to the beach? Excellent! Whether you're planning an exotic tropical vacation, a California adventure or a summer in New England, we've got you covered. Check out our picks for the best beaches for families.

Coronado Beach, California

Coronado Beach, California

Breathe in the salty goodness as you drive over the glinting blue water across the bridge from San Diego to Coronado Beach, located in front of the historic Hotel del Coronado. Just a stone's throw from the town, the wide, flat beaches of Coronado Beach, along with calm surf, restrooms, showers and a year-round lifeguard, make this a perfect beach for families.

Del Mar, California

A day at the beach in Del Mar is like a day in paradise. Two miles of sandy beaches are lined with coastal parks that overlook the sandy shore. Pack a picnic to enjoy on a grassy hill while the kids have fun taking a break from sandcastles to climb trees and hit the playground. Arrive early to snag a good parking spot.

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