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The Best Beach Destinations for a Family Vacation  

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List of top beach destinations for a family trip. Looking for the perfect beach vacation for your family? This list ranks the best beach destinations for families. From all-inclusive resorts to kid-friendly excursions, planning a memorable beach vacation starts at choosing the right location to fit all your family's needs. 

The most important part of planning a family beach vacation is picking the destination. Whether you want to travel internationally or stay local, there are great beach destinations all over the world.  One of the most affordable beach destination is California. With plenty of miles of sun and surf from San Diego and beyond, California is often a top pick for families because there are plenty of things to see and do in the area. Another popular destination for families is Hawaii. From the islands of Maui to Kauai, the Hawaiian islands offer an unforgettable experience for both children and adults with resort stays and beautiful attractions. More exotic beach destinations in Southeast Asia include Bali, an enticing pick for adventurous and outdoorsy families. 

What are the best beaches for a family vacation? This list ranks the most popular family-friendly beaches from all over the world. Don't forget the beach balls and sunscreen!
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Maui is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beach Destinations for a Family Vacation
Photo: Joe Parks/Flickr

Located In: Hawaii, USA

Area (km sq.): 1883.5

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Kauai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beach Destinations for a Family Vacation
Photo: Christian Arballo/flickr/CC-BY-NC 2.0

Located In: United States of America

Area (km sq.): 1430.5

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Cape Cod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beach Destinations for a Family Vacation
Photo: Kinchan1/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Located In: Massachusetts, USA

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Bali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beach Destinations for a Family Vacation
Photo: Thomas Depenbusch/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Located In: Asia

Area (km sq.): 5780.06

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