Planning a family vacation? Make a sentence with the words “kids” and “rest” in it, and the first thing that will come to your mind will be a long strip of clean sand washed by the calm blue waters of a warm sea. Kids love spending hours building sand castles, jumping over waves, and enjoying a mix of freedom, sun, and ice cream. Here are eight of the best spots that will turn your family vacation into an unforgettable journey.
Cattolica – Emilia-Romagna, Italy
The beaches of the Italian Adriatic coast have never received the status of “the best” ones. But recently, the situation began to change. For example, cozy Cattolica is now considered one of the ideal options for a vacation with kids. Pure sea, gentle and warm water, and just an uncountable amount of activities and entertainment for children on the coast and in the city itself – that’s what Cattolica is all about.
Elafonisi – Crete, Greece
The ideal landscape of this beach is something one can only dream of. Quiet waters, fantastic sand, a tiny islet nearby, which is so interesting to explore, as well as the gentle sun and the happy eyes of your loved ones, will make you want to spend your next vacation in Crete.
Coronado Island – San Diego, CA
Not just the beach, but the whole “water world,” this ideal sandy coast near the Coronado hotel in San Diego is perfect for a holiday with your family. Unlike all the other beaches of San Diego, alcohol here is prohibited. The nearest spots for noisy and dangerous water sports, such as jet skiing, are located 15 miles down the coast.
Bophut and Chaweng – Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand is a country of myriads of beautiful beaches, so choosing the best one here is absolutely impossible. But we’ll try anyway. Bophut Beach, which is 19 miles north of Chaweng, may well deserve this title, thanks to its pure sand and waters. But this place, perhaps, is too quiet for children. But Chaweng that offers dozens of restaurants with delicious cuisine, lots of entertainment of all sorts, and thousands of other kids from all over the world for yours to play with deserves the status of “the best beach for a family vacation.”
Calvi – Corsica, France
The long sandy beach of Calvi, which gradually descends to the amazing azure waters, good infrastructure, and lots of cute towns around for noon excursions – all this makes this beach perfect for relaxing with your family. And if you want to take a little break from your kids and spend a romantic Casanova style evening with your loved one, there’s a wide choice of restaurants to tune you into the right mood.
Palolem – Goa, India
Unlike other popular beaches in Goa, such as Benaulim, Kolva, Kalangut, or Anjuna, the Palolem coast is located in a small secluded bay, and there’s a beautiful and calm lagoon. You won’t find a better place anywhere from Kerala to Mumbai. Luxurious sand, developed infrastructure, as well as many hotels and restaurants designed for family rest – all this you can find in Palolem.
St. Georgios Beach – Naxos Island, Greece
Next to the capital of the Naxos Chora Island is St. Georgios Beach – one of the best beaches in Greece. And its azure, crystal clear waters make this place perfect for families with kids. Just like all Cycladic islands, Naxos can offer a lot (maybe hundreds) of great beaches for children of all ages – from babies to teenagers, but St. Georgios Beach remains one of the most popular ones.
Playa Norte – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Located away from the harsh Caribbean winds, this beach is perfect for a vacation with kids of all ages. Isla Mujeres Island, located near the popular Mexican resort of Cancun, offers to leave the noisy hotel complexes on the mainland to enjoy the purest white sand on this island of peace.