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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.

10 Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey
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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.

9 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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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."

8 Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
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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.

7 Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
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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.

6 Shell Beaches, Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
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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.

5 Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Outer Banks, North Carolina
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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.

4 Sand and Echo Beaches, Acadia National Park, Maine
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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.

3 Deerfield Beach, Near Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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.

2 Outer Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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The Cape Cod National Seashore was created by John F. Kennedy who was particularly fond of the area.

1 Walmanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
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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.