Family Beaches

Whether you prefer a rugged, unspoiled British beach or a perfectly manicured resort beach in the Maldives, most families love a beach holiday. But there are some things you need to consider when choosing your perfect family-friendly beach destination.  It’s important to find warm, shallow water and a clean environment for the kids to play safely.  We post our recommendations on great family beaches to help give you some guidance when choosing your ideal destination.

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The 21 Best Beaches In The US For The Perfect Beach Vacation

Looking for the perfect beach vacation in the US? With so many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start so here are 21 of the best beaches in the US for your summer or winter vacation.
Lifeguard booth on Miami Beach

15 Of The Best Florida Beaches For Families

Looking for a US beach vacation destination? Florida has some of the best beaches in the US, most of which have white sand and calm waters making them perfect for families.
Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris in Scotland
View along the coast from the Dunwich Cliffs

The 6 Best Suffolk Beaches to Visit During Your Suffolk Holidays

Suffolk is one of the most unspoiled parts of the country and the Suffolk beaches are no exception. With 50 miles of heritage coastline in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is plenty of space to get away from it all in this beautiful part of the world.
Birdwatching on Anna Maria Island beach at sunset

Why Anna Maria Island Is Perfect For A Family Vacation

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Looking for your perfect family beach destination in the US? Anna Maria Island is a relatively undiscovered gem on the west coast of Florida with beautiful white sand beaches, calm blue water and an Old Florida charm that promises a laid-back and relaxing holiday.
Colourful beach huts on Muizenberg beach

A Visitor’s Guide to the 6 Best Beaches in Cape Town

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Cape Town is a city dominated by Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles and some of the best beaches in Cape Town are also some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you're a beach lover or not, there is a beach for you in our guide to Cape Town's best beaches.
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The Best Norfolk Beaches According to a Local

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The North Norfolk Coast is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Come and explore the miles of sandy beaches. Delight at the colourful beach huts or sightings of seal pups. Comb the beaches for Jurassic fossils and then enjoy a well-deserved meal in a country pub in one of the many quaint villages.
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Why a Maldives Family Holiday Could be Your Best Holiday Ever!

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Forget the stereotype of the Maldives as a traditional honeymoon destination. Families are taking over. OK, it's not quite that extreme. There are still some adult-only islands, but as the family travel market grows, so does the number of family-friendly resorts in the Maldives. These resorts think of everything, from the best kids' clubs in the world to family-friendly restaurants and activities. Above all, they make sure your holiday in the Maldives is stress-free and relaxing.
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10 Top Family-Friendly Things to do in Galle with Kids

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Galle is one of those places that just gets cooler with age having undergone a regeneration transformation in recent years. It's not the largest city in Sri Lanka but it's the most well-known after the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.  It's jam-packed with history and hipness and it's a great place to visit as a family as there are just loads of things to do in Galle with kids.
Arrival by seaplane

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives – A family-friendly Maldives resort

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When you think of the Maldives, you may think of super-luxury accommodation, beautiful clear waters, white sandy beaches and adults only. You’d be right about everything except the adult-only part. We now consider the Maldives one of our top family destinations and would go back in a heartbeat.
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An Epic 10-Day Itinerary for Jordan with Kids

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We visited Jordan during the Easter holidays and had 10 days to play with, which turned out to be a good amount of time to see the highlights. We were surprised that Jordan turned out to be such a family-friendly holiday destination...
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The Perfect 14-Day Itinerary for Your Sri Lanka Holidays

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There are so many beautiful sides to Sri Lanka. What makes it special is primarily the friendliness of the Sri Lankan people, but also the rich culture and diverse topography - all within a relatively small island. 14 days will give you a good amount of time to do a loop of the south coast, taking in pristine beaches, animal encounters on safari, colonial tea country and all while sampling delicious Sri Lankan food.
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The 10 Best Family-Friendly Things to do in South Africa

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South Africa is easily one of our favourite places to travel with kids. It is vast with an incredible variety of landscapes and wildlife, so it is somewhere we can go back to again and again and still find somewhere new to visit or something new to do. It is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful with the sun-soaked white sandy beaches of Cape Town overlooked by Table Mountain, the wild and rugged beaches of the Eastern Cape...
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The Best Sri Lanka Beaches for Families

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Sri Lanka has 1,340km of coastline, most of which is made up of sandy beaches. Many of Sri Lanka’s beaches have quite rough surf, however, and whilst this is great for surfers or strong swimmers, they are not particularly child-friendly. Here are our recommendations for the most family-friendly beaches in southern Sri Lanka.