If fun on the sand and surf is part of your family's summer vacation plans, you might consider heading South or East.
Seven of the locations on the "Family Vacation Critic's" 2013 list of the "Ten Best Beaches for Families" are along the Atlantic or Gulf Coast. Beach Haven, New Jersey; Bethany Beach, Delaware; Skaket Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts; and Coquina Beach in Nag's Head, North Carolina make the list. Two Florida beaches -- Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg and Siesta Beach in Siesta Key -- are also included, along with Stewart Beach in Galveston Island, Texas. Only two beaches along with Pacific Ocean are mentioned -- Coronado Central Beach in Coronado, California and Poipu Beach Park in Koloa, Hawaii.
But oceanfronts aren't the only option. One inland location is also among the best -- San Harbor Beach in Incline Village, Nevada.
Here's a video to get you in the mood for the beach!!