Family Vacation Critic editor Lissa Poirot of delmarvanow.com said the criteria for the list included beaches recognized for cleanliness and for providing safe water for young swimmers and plenty of activities for families within walking distance.
“The U.S. has an incredible coastline and many beautiful beaches to choose from,” she said. “But for families, there’s more to a good beach than just a great stretch of sand. As parents, we were looking for certain features that make beaches specifically family-friendly.”
The Top Five family friendly beaches on the list are: Walmanalo Bay Beach Park in Oahu, Hawaii; Outer Beach in Cape Cod, Mass.; Deerfield Beach near Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Sand Beach at Acadia National Park in Maine; and Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We’re happy to be recognized as a great place to bring families and look forward to welcoming everyone to our beaches.