Planning a beach holiday with the entire family? How about a faraway island in Greece or a child-friendly beach in sunny Spain? The choices are numerous and there are some great family holiday deals to be had the world over. Check out our list of some of the best family beach holiday destinations.
Stalis Beach, Crete, Greece
This stunning beach in the small Greek town of Stalis has crystal clear waters and is a favorite with families for its shallow waters. Stalis is a soft sand beach and is completely safe for small children. The whole resort of Stalis is small enough to be covered on foot. The top rated family hotels in the region are the Anastasia Hotel and Aquis Blue Sea Resort & Spa. Crete is extremely popular with people looking for a laidback lifestyle. No surprises then that there are as many international movers in Crete as there are travel agents!
Coronado Central Beach, California
Given its fantastic climate, warm waters and gentle waves, Coronado beach near San Diego is an awesome beach holiday location for families. There are a lot of fun activities for kids of all ages. The younger ones can indulge in kite flying and building sand castles, while the older kids have a lot of options like surfing, beach volleyball and biking along 15 miles of pathways along the beach. The Loews Coronado Beach Resort is a favorite among families.
Eagle Beach, Aruba
The turquoise blue waters of Aruba has a lot to offer for families. There is snorkeling, sailing and horseback rides right on the beach for kids. Eagle beach is also devoid of beach peddlers, so it is a peaceful place to immerse yourself in a novel. It is a powdery beach sand with hardly any rocks, hence safe for small children. Boardwalk Hotel, Marriott Surf Club and Aruba Beach Club are some of the leading family hotels in the area. The allure of Aruba is hard to resist. If you plan on moving to Aruba, FeedbacQ can connect you to quality international movers.
Kama’ole Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii
Made up of 3 beaches, Kam 1, 2 and 3, the Kama’ole Beach Park is extremely popular with families. The 3 beaches of Kama’ole are separated by lava rock and is great for snorkelling and turtle spotting. The Kam 3 beach especially has calm, shallow waters that small kids can wade in safely. Kam 3 is also a great place to go boogie boarding. There is even a grass field nearby, an ideal picnic spot for the whole family. The Maui Coast Hotel is a fine place to stay for families.
Salou, Costa Dorada, Spain
Salou has a whole bunch of family friendly beaches. The main beach of Llevant is a wide, shallow beach popular with families. Amenities like beach showers and bathrooms are plentiful and the beach itself is extremely clean. There is a play area for small kids and plenty of activities like banana boat rides and parasailing. Other family friendly beaches in the area include Ponent, Platja dels Llenguadets and Platja dels Capellans. The Golden Avenida Suites is the top ranked family hotel in Salou.
Photo: Ernest Villegas