As warm weather approaches, many families will spend their vacations on coastlines. The following is a list of the top 10 best beaches for families from Family Vacation Critic.
Located on the southern tip of the Jersey Shore, the white-sand beaches is rests in an area of Victorian mansions with dining and shopping.
Kids can go see the remains of the U.S.S. Atlantus, a ship that sank offshore in the 1920s.
This beach is a quieter alternative to more crowded beaches along the Jersey Shore.
There is a nearby family-run amusement center called Funland that kids can enjoy.
Near Rehoboth is Dewey Beach, both on Delaware's "Gold Coast."
This soft sand beach is an ideal place for shell hunting that will keep children entertained.
The waters are also calm, which won't intimidate young children.
The beach lines an island opposite of San Diego and features bike trails and decent waves for surfers.
Visitors staying January through March can see migrating whales heading to Baja as well.
Padre Island, located near Galveston Texas, has two beaches: Big Shell Beach and Little Shell Beach.
Both feature hard-packed beaches that make it easy for families to drive up with picnics and activities.
Both are excellent for shell-seeking and are on the "Clean Beaches" list.
Because this beach is a preserved area, it includes wildlife refuges, lighthouses and camping areas.
The water is warm and there are plenty of places for families to enjoy privacy.
Acadia features some of the cleanest beaches in the country with both Sand Beach and Echo Beach making the Clean Beaches Coalition's cleanest beaches list.
Coastal Maine also provides New England villages for other activities.
The beach features more waves than others nearby and is on the "cleanest beaches" list.
There are also restaurants and shops on the Beach's boardwalk.
The Cape Cod National Seashore was created by John F. Kennedy who was particularly fond of the area.
Many of the locals in Oahu say that Walmanalo Bay is the best beach in both Oahu and the entire state.
It has been voted one of the cleanest beaches in the country and is far from the crowded beaches of Waikiki.