The 10 Best Beaches for Families

                       The 10 Best Beaches for Families

Family Vacation Critic shares its annual list of the most family-friendly
beaches in the U.S.

PR Newswire

PENNINGTON, N.J., June 17, 2013

PENNINGTON, N.J., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey*
from Family Vacation Critic® (, an online family
travel planning guide, nearly half of all families reported that the most
important factor in choosing a beach to visit with kids is the cleanliness of
the beach and its waters. The second most important factor is safe waters with
a lifeguard on duty, followed closely by accommodations within walking

"Families want to know that the beaches they're visiting are safe for their
kids – they're looking for clean beaches to play on, and safe waters for young
swimmers," says Lissa Poirot, executive editor of Family Vacation Critic. "At
the same time, convenience also plays a big role in the decision-making
process – over a third of respondents said that they look for beaches that are
close to where they're staying and have nearby facilities and entertainment

With those factors in mind, Family Vacation Critic has named the 10 Best
Beaches for Families. The beaches were chosen by the site's editors, based on
the features most important to families -- cleanliness, safe waters, and
nearby restrooms, restaurants and entertainment.

Family Vacation Critic's 2013 list of the 10 Best Beaches for Families

  oBeach Haven – Beach Haven, NJ
  oBethany Beach – Bethany Beach, DE
  oCoquina Beach – Nags Head, NC
  oCoronado Central Beach – Coronado, CA
  oFort De Soto Park – St. Petersburg, FL
  oPoipu Beach Park – Koloa, HI
  oSand Harbor Beach – Incline Village, NV
  oSiesta Beach – Siesta Key, FL
  oSkaket Beach – Orleans, MA
  oStewart Beach – Galveston Island, TX

For a full review of each of the best beaches, visit the article: 10 Best
Beaches for Families.

* Family Vacation Critic surveyed its readers from June 5-10, 2013. The full
results of the poll:
Question: What's most important when choosing a beach to visit with your kids?
Cleanliness of the beach/water: 48%
Safe waters and lifeguards on duty: 18%
Accommodations within walking distance: 16%
Nearby entertainment and restaurants for a break from the beach: 8%
Public restrooms within a close walk: 5%
An easily accessible parking lot, close to the beach: 5%
Total Votes: 1,022

Note to Editors: Lissa Poirot, executive editor of Family Vacation Critic, is
available to discuss the best beaches list, as well as offer tips for families
planning a beach vacation.

About Family Vacation Critic
Family Vacation Critic^® is a comprehensive online travel resource for
families that offers reviews of family hotels, resort and destinations. The
site features vacation ideas, family travel tips and an online forum for
family travelers. Family Vacation Critic is published by The Independent
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*Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, May 2013

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