Best Family Beach Vacations in the U.S. - South Arkansas Sun

Taking the family to the beach can create lifelong memories, as long as every member of the family is satisfied.

Outer Banks Outer Banks beaches are lauded for their consistent yet manageable waves and verdant landscapes. And you can count on North Carolina's OBX to deliver great summer weather (think: highs in the 70s and 80s)

Destin The stark white sand and calm jade water at Henderson Beach State Park and the Shores at Crystal Beach Park are picture-perfect.

Sanibel Island Sanibel Island's beaches offer calm waters that are great for play, and the "Sanibel Stoop" will keep kids busy searching for shells and sand dollars on Bowman's and Blind Pass.

Maui While cost is a barrier for any family getaway, it's an especially large barrier for many when it comes to traveling to Hawaii.

Amelia Island his barrier island off Florida's northeast coast offers plenty of space to spread out in the sand – 13 miles, to be exact – but it also promises plenty of fun away from the shore.

Hilton Head Hilton Head, South Carolina, is perfect for families looking to slow down. You'll find two notable beaches here: Driessen Beach Park and the ever-popular Coligny Beach Park.

Honolulu - Oahu Oahu is expensive, but it's home to some of Hawaii's most inviting beaches. Head to Waikiki Beach or Ala Moana Regional Park, two beaches where the water remains relatively calm and lifeguards are always present.

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