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.

Coronado Beach, Ca

Soft white sand combined with calm, warm water makes Coronado Beach a hot spot for family vacations. Planning to stay here for an extended trip? Book a stay at the iconic Hotel del Coronado.

3 Things Your Kids Will Love:
• Hotel del Coronado
• Coronado Beach and Silver Strand State Beach
• Relaxed setting away from San Diego crowds

Online: familyvacationcritic.com

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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