Your Macaroni KID Guide to Family Beach Vacations

We have dozens of ideas for where to go, stay, and play!

By Kara Murphy January 14, 2020

Beach vacations are a great family getaway no matter what your family needs. Want downtime? No problem. Want adventure? You can certainly find that at the beach too. Whether a beach vacation with the family means spending long days making sand castles, snorkeling in the deep, or simply reading a book with your toes in the surf, it's time away the whole family will love.

Here are some of Macaroni KID Travel's favorite beach destinations:

Please note: Many of these stories were written prior to the pandemic. Please check with local destinations about current COVID protocols.

United States


A Family Road Trip Down the Pacific Coast Highway

Area Insider's Guide: Lodi, California



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Dream Getaway at Hawks Cay Resort in South Florida

10 Ways for Families to Enjoy Florida's Sanibel Island

Take a Break with the Family at Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Florida

Sand, Sea and Something for Everyone at St Pete Beach, FL

Post-Hurricane: Hawks Cay Reopens After $50 Million Transformation


5 Family-Friendly Maui Adventures

Napili Kai Resort in Maui Delivers Unhurried Family Fun

Five Things to Do with Kids on a Rainy Day in Maui

Learning the Meaning of Ho’okipa at Maui's Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Maui's Honua Kai Resort and Spa: A Welcoming, Family-Friendly Oasis


Cape Cod's Ocean Edge Resort Offers a Getaway to Remember


Discover the Mississippi Gulf Coast

New Jersey

Area Insider's Guide: Jersey Shore

International travel

Costa Rica

Pura Vida: Finding Family Fun in Costa Rica

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Pirates Week

Dominican Republic

Paradise Awaits at the Family-Friendly Meliá Caribe Beach Resort

Parents & Kids Really Getaway at Punta Cana's Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa

Sun, Sand and Slime: A MacKid Review of Nickelodeon Resorts Punta Cana


A Perfect Day at Beaches Resorts, Negril



Find Your Family Fun in Baja, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas

Family Adventure in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Making Memories at the Family-Friendly Seadust Resort in Cancun

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun: The Perfect Family Getaway

Solo Mom: A Getaway to the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

A Return to Club Med Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Los Cabos

A Cosmic Mom’s Getaway at Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos

Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit: A Trifecta of Family Fun, Adventure, and Culture

Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s Hidden Treasure

Turks & Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos All-Inclusive Resort Delivers Fun For All!

Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens After the Hurricanes, Better than Ever!