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.

Weirs Beach, Nh

Fun fact: this New Hampshire beach started hosting families as early as the 1950s and elements of this throwback destination remain today. With classic boardwalk fun and a no frills atmosphere, head to Weirs Beach for a classic vacation like no other.

3 Things Your Kids Will Love:
• Prime New England vacation-land including beaches, amusements, restaurants, shopping and more
• A picturesque shoreline dotted with dozens of pine-covered islands
• A 70-mile expanse of waves and water offering all kinds of water sports and activities

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Photo: Lakes Region Tourism Association

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— Erin Lem with Family Vacation Critic