Top ten family-friendly beaches named


Thumbs UpLooking to bring in some tourism advertising? If you are within driving distance of any of these locations, then you might want to contact businesses that cater to families that might go to them if they were made aware how amazing they are.

“Families want to know that the beaches they’re visiting are safe for their kids – they’re looking for clean beaches to play on, and safe waters for young swimmers,” says Lissa Poirot, executive editor of Family Vacation Critic. “At the same time, convenience also plays a big role in the decision-making process – over a third of respondents said that they look for beaches that are close to where they’re staying and have nearby facilities and entertainment options.”

The beach features are not at all commercial – but there are plenty of businesses that would benefit from people coming into the area to take advantage of these other features.

Question: What’s most important when choosing a beach to visit with your kids?
Cleanliness of the beach/water: 48%
Safe waters and lifeguards on duty: 18%
Accommodations within walking distance: 16%
Nearby entertainment and restaurants for a break from the beach: 8%
Public restrooms within a close walk: 5%
An easily accessible parking lot, close to the beach: 5%

The top ten list includes:
* Beach Haven – Beach Haven, NJ
* Bethany Beach – Bethany Beach, DE
* Coquina Beach – Nags Head, NC
* Coronado Central Beach – Coronado, CA
* Fort De Soto Park – St. Petersburg, FL
* Poipu Beach Park – Koloa, HI
* Sand Harbor Beach – Incline Village, NV
* Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, FL
* Skaket Beach – Orleans, MA
* Stewart Beach – Galveston Island, TX

RBR-TVBR observation: Coquina Beach is in our neck of the woods. In addition to having clean water, a beautiful beach and well-maintained facilities, it has the advantage of not being widely known to tourists, at least to the best of our knowledge. Locals are certainly aware, and when we go there we only see a handful of other people, period. It is in national park, but is only about 10 or 15 minutes away from a full menu of tourist-focused businesses. And stations within driving range of the beach may want to consider contacting some of them.