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.

North Beach Park, Wi

Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, North Beach Park is popular with families due to its clean water and relaxing beach. Family Vacation Critic tells us that conveniences for families include restrooms/showers, a snack stand, free parking and nearby BBQ grills for a picnic. And it never feels crowded, especially during the week.

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— Erin Lem with Family Vacation Critic