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5 Awesome Beaches for Kids around the World

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in General
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If you and your kids are dreaming about beautiful beaches with lots to keep the whole family happy, have a read of these 5 awesome beaches for kids all around the world that are sure to tempt you all!  Just don’t forget the sunscreen and sunhats!

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Coronado Central Beach, San Diego, USA

Stretching for over three kilometres, this glorious beach is sure to make everyone smile.  The soft white sands invite the adults to sunbathe and relax, whilst kids will love hunting for shells, creating imaginative sand sculptures, and simply feeling the sand trickle through their toes.  The rock pools are usually fascinating for kids as they try and spot an array of small sea creatures.  It is a well-maintained and clean beach and the water is clear, cool, calm, and refreshing.  Kids can splash and paddle as well as bobbing on the mild waves with a range of inflatable toys.  There are good facilities and amenities close to the shore, and all the other delights of San Diego are just a short distance away.

 Coronado beach, San Diego

Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California as seen from Cabrillo National Monument. Photo by Djh57; CC BY 3.0

Sayulita, Mexico

If you don’t want the crowds and expense of Puerto Vallarta but have your heart set on a Mexican beach vacation, Sayulita beach is a terrific option.  One of the most family-friendly beaches in the whole country, your family can all enjoy the deliciously warm water and powdery sands in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.   Take a boat trip to spot whales or explore the lush green background scenery and see numerous beautiful birds and butterflies.  Hiking, cycling, and horse-riding give lots of ways to keep active kids entertained, and they can even try their hand at surfing or body boarding!  Hunt for “treasures” in the sand and see the amazing underwater world with a spot of snorkelling.  There are plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop nearby, and your family could go on one of the interesting cultural excursions to nearby areas for a true taste of Mexico.  And, if all that isn’t enough, there is a fantastic kids’ club right n the beach where your little ones can do various activities and have fun whilst making new friends!

Sayulita Beach Maxico

Sayulita Beach. Photo by Teresa Jimenez Arreola; CC BY-SA 3.0

Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and its tropical shores attract more than just a few holiday-makers.  A popular place for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers in Southeast Asia, Phuket offers an abundance of activities and attractions for all.  Whilst the island has many fine beaches, Kata is one of the best for families.  It is not as in-your-face as party-loving Patong, yet has enough going on to make everyone relaxed and happy.  White sands with overhanging palm trees, clear waters, and lots of water sports and beach-based activities are just a few of the reasons for Kata Beach’s popularity.  There are many accommodation options close to the beach as well as plenty of restaurants and shops.  Cuisine is very varied, so whether your children are adventurous eaters and want to taste local fare, or whether they want a little taste of home, you really will find food for everyone.  The Kids’ Travel Guide – Thailand is the perfect way for younger visitors to absorb some of the culture and history of the country whilst relaxing on the beaches.

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand. Photo by Aklyuch 

Paradise Island, Bahamas

There are lots of stunning beaches and islands throughout the Caribbean, many of which are good options for people vacationing with kids.  Paradise Island in the Bahamas is especially stunning though!  Easy to reach from the country’s capital of Nassau, you can get there by bridge or take the short ferry – something a bit different for the kids to enjoy!  All beaches are public, meaning that you can roam freely around the edges of the island, enjoying the white sands and crystal clear waters.  The visibility makes for great snorkelling.  There are water sports aplenty and your kids may like exploring the undulating sand dunes.  Whilst they do come with a pretty steep price tag, there are lots of activities at the Atlantis Resort, perfect for if you really want to splash out and spoil everyone.  Delights include an aquarium, water parks, a lagoon, rock climbing, games, and heaps more as well.

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island, Bahamas. Photo by Der-wuppertaler; CC BY-SA 3.0

Marmaris, Turkey

Piercing blue waters, a sandy beach, and attractive mountain / island views make Marmaris a picture-perfect destination.  It is quite built up, but this means there are lots of places to choose between when seeking accommodation, restaurants, and fun activities away from the beach.  The waters are calm and safe and the golden sand is great for sunbathing and playing.  Take your kids to the mud baths for an experience they won’t quickly forget!  There are fun water parks close by and you can all enjoy dolphin spotting trips, jeep safaris, and numerous exciting excursions.

Marmaris beach Turkey

Marmaris beach. Photo by Mr. M. Canbalaban; CC BY-SA 3.0

Ejoy the awesome beaches for kids and don’t forget the sunscreen and sunhats!

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