Your summer to-do list includes soaking up as much sun and sand as possible. Get a head start on your planning by checking out these top 10 beaches across the country that offer more than just life guards and bathrooms for families in search of a memorable vacation. Flip through the gallery to discover the top beachy destinations hand-picked by our friends at Family Vacation Critic.

Seaside Beach, Or

As the first beach resort in the entire state, Seaside Beach has a little something for everyone. Spend the day relaxing surfside, hiking the nearby trails or shopping in the downtown district.

Insider Tip: Families can visit the Seaside Aquarium to explore its hands-on discovery center and interact with its resident seals.

3 Things Your Kids Will Love:
• Three miles of wide, sandy beach
• Walking the promenade
• Feeding the seals

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Photo: Don Frank, for the City of Seaside Visitors Bureau

Have you visited any of these beaches with your family? Tell us about your experience! What other destinations should Family Vacation Critic add to their list? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

— Erin Lem with Family Vacation Critic