Last Updated on July 3, 2023
Planning your next Spring Break family trip and wondering where to go? Escape to the beach to enjoy some sun, warm breeze, and fresh air. Whether you’re into tropical getaways featuring pristine beaches and awe-inspiring scenery or are looking for something closer to home, we have listed below some of the best beach vacation spots in the US and abroad that are perfect for a spring vacation with your loved ones.
Keep on reading to discover the best Spring Break beach destinations for families!
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Best Spring Break Beach Destinations for Families in the USA
Huntington Beach, California
By Haley from Fernweh Foreigner
Huntington Beach, California is one of the best beach destinations to visit in the United States and a great option for families during spring break. Orange County beaches, like Huntington Beach, are a bit calmer and more family-friendly than Los Angeles County beaches, a little further north up the coast and the close-by John Wayne Airport typically provides a much smoother experience over the very busy LAX Airport.
The weather is a little bit cooler during the spring, with typically only a high in the mid-60s, which makes the Pacific Ocean water temperatures feel extra cold, but with a wetsuit, you can still enjoy getting in the water. If you’re traveling with older kids, Huntington Beach is known as Surf City USA so taking a surf lesson (with a wetsuit) is one of the best things to do in this little beach town.
There are also plenty of other great outdoor activities to participate in like hiking, visiting the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, letting your furry family members run around on Dog Beach, running, biking, rollerblading, or skating on the boardwalk, playing volleyball on the beach, having an evening bonfire on the beach, and kayaking or paddle boarding out on the water.
The best place to stay in Huntington Beach is at any of the hotels that sit along PCH 1, just across the street from the beach. If you’re looking for more affordable options, there are some good hotels just off the 405 and it is only about a 15-minute drive from there down to the beach, but know you will have to pay for parking at the beach. You’ll also find plenty of nice vacation rentals within walking distance of the beach.
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
By Ashton from It’s Aaallgood
Emerald Isle, NC is one of the best family Spring Break beach destinations on the East Coast! It’s a great place to relax, slow down, and enjoy spending time together as a family. You’ll likely spend each day walking on the 12 miles of beach, kayaking the protected Bogue Sound, and enjoying the sunset together. (Fun Fact- since the island is one of the few South-facing beaches the sun sets on the beach in the winter months and on the sound in the winter!)
Thanks to the Gulf Stream proximity, the water is much warmer than many Northern beaches, ranging from the 60s in the winter to the low 80s in the summer. While peak season is June-August, spring can be perfect as well with milder weather and fewer people on the beach!
The town focuses on family fun, protecting a large portion of the island as wildlife trails, and limiting large buildings which makes the area a haven for wildlife. If you get tired of too much fun in the sun, you can also visit Fort Macon, a 17th-century fort, race each other at go-karts, or play a game of mini-golf.
There are so many hidden gems in the area you’ll want to explore including wild horses on nearby islands and a lighthouse!
While there are a few good oceanfront hotels in the area, like the Islander Hotel, consider renting a vacation house, so you’ll have space to spread out and spend time together. Even if you decide to rent a house and cook your own meals, be sure to visit some of the area’s waterfront dining locations, like Surf’s Up, right by the Emerald Isle Pier!
By Allison from Renovating Life
The Gulf Coast of Texas attracts thousands of Spring Breakers every year. You may have heard of South Padre Island or Port Aransas, but one of the most family-friendly beaches in the area is in Rockport, Texas. This small coastal town boasts beautiful scenery, a robust food scene, and tons of kid-friendly attractions.
Walk through the historic downtown and shop at the local vendors. Visit the Texas Maritime Museum where you can learn about Gulf Coast maritime history, including pirates! In early March, the town hosts one of its two annual fairs—Oysterfest. Don’t let the name fool you. Complete with carnival rides and games, plenty of delicious food options, and live music, if your spring break dates coincide, it’s definitely worth checking out.
And of course, you have to go to the beach! At Texas’ first Blue Wave Beach, you can count on cleanliness and safety year-round. Additionally, the beach has three different accessible swimming areas. There’s the main beach which is approximately 3/4 of a mile long and offers a flat walking path, the saltwater pool which is located at the end of the beach behind one of the two pavilions that offer bathrooms, picnic tables, and event space, and Little Bay, which offers a boat ramp and ski basin.
The water is generally calm and shallow so it’s great for kids. Make sure you bring sunscreen and adequate sun protection as the weather is quite hot and humid most of the year.
Entry to the beach costs $10 per day, or you can buy an annual pass for $40 if you plan to be in town for the week. Walking or biking in is free. Cars are only allowed in designated parking areas, which keeps the beach clean and safe. As mentioned, there are two pavilions that offer bathroom facilities, and sometimes there are food trucks around. And don’t miss the children’s playground, the kids will love it!
Across the street from the beach, you’ll find several hotels including a Days Inn by Wyndham and a Holiday Inn Express which are popular options among families. You can also check out the many vacation rentals available near the beach.
Vero Beach, Florida
By Jenn from Those Johnson Boys
You might be looking for a beach vacation instead of a Disney World vacation, but when visiting Vero Beach, Florida, you can get a little Disney magic thanks to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.
The resort is located on Florida’s Treasure Coast. And resort guests have private beach access, which means you’ll be just steps away from relaxing with your toes in the sand. For spring break in March or April, you can expect great beach weather with high temperatures anywhere from 78-81 degrees.
Plus, Vero Beach isn’t just a place where your family can have fun playing or swimming. It’s also a popular sea turtle nesting habitat. If your spring break is on the latter side, you may just be able to catch a glimpse of a sea turtle nest or a sea turtle hatchling making its way to the ocean thanks to Disney’s strong conservation effort at the resort.
Beyond the beach, there are plenty of activities offered at the resort to keep you busy. You’ll find a pool with a two-story water slide, a splash pad, a variety of rentals (beach, water, sports, and bicycle), and nightly activities including a campfire.
When you’re ready to venture off property, check out downtown Vero Beach, visit the McKee Botanical Gardens, take a walk on one of the many nature trails, or learn about the area’s wildlife at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
With so much to do at the resort and the surrounding area, you’ll find something for everyone in your family to enjoy when visiting Vero Beach.
By Roshni from The Wanderlust Within
Dubbed the ‘Hamptons of the South’, 30A, is one of Florida’s best hidden gems and is a great beach destination to spend Spring Break with your family.
There are 26 miles of pristine beaches that make up 30A, but they are split into 16 distinct beachside neighborhoods, all catering to different types of travelers. Couples love Rosemary Beach, adventurers are suited to Santa Rosa Beach, and families often flock to Watercolor Beach.
Stay at the Watercolor Inn, and enjoy the beachfront family suites and Camp Watercolor – which has two pools with slides, a lazy river, a basketball court, and a playground, as well as access to their own private beach, where you can swim, sunbathe or do water sports.
Other things to do in 30A as a family, include boutique shopping, visiting the studios of famous local artists such as Justin Gaffrey, cycling the Timpoochee Trail, hiking in Point Washington State Forest, or paddle boarding on the coastal dune lakes at Grayton Beach.
The temperature during Spring Break is in the mid-70s to 80s, and is very pleasant for enjoying all the activities on offer, which can be more difficult to do in the summer heat.
30A is located along the Florida Panhandle, and is a 30min drive from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City Beach.
By Anu from Destination Checkoff
The historic coastal town of Kona in Big Island, Hawaii, is popular for its beautiful beaches and makes a great spring break beach destination. There are plenty of activities and attractions in Kona ideal for families visiting during spring break.
March and April are ideal months to visit Kona with warm waters and great weather.
There are several beaches here ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Kona is world famous for snorkeling with manta rays. Spring break is also towards the end of whale watching season in Hawaii and Kona is a great place to spot whales. Some of the popular beaches here are Maniniowali Beach, Makalawena Beach, Two Step beach, and Kanakahonu beach.
Kona is on the drier side of Big Island and it gets less rain, making it ideal for sightseeing, hiking, and other activities. The hike to the Captain Cook Monument is a popular hike to do in Kona. Make sure to visit the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park to learn about the history of Hawaii and to enjoy some excellent ocean views. You might even spot some turtles resting there!
Ocean Isle Beach, North California
By Mari from Mari On The Map
If a low-key spring break is more your vibe, check out Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Perfect for families, the water is calm and the sand is soft. The east-facing beach boasts beautiful sunrises, so take advantage of the beautiful view if your kids are early risers.
If your crew loves animals, Ocean Isle Beach is home to one of the largest populations of nesting sea turtles. Learn more about the local sea turtle population, including their nesting cycles and locations with the Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization.
For a great family night, River Country Mini Golf is also a popular spot on the island, so popular, in fact, families have been seen playing in the rain.
Vacation home rentals are your best bet for lodging, and many can be found right at the beachfront with pools included.
For dining, Ocean Isle Fish Company is a great spot for babies, toddlers, and kids. The covered roof deck is an ideal spot to watch the boats going up and down the coastal waterways. If you want to get out on the coastal waterways yourself, you can rent a boat right at the dock where the Ocean Isle Fish Company is situated.
St Thomas, USVI
By Shelly from Almost There Adventures
St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is a great spring break beach destination for families. The weather is often sunny and in the mid-80s with crystal clear water that is warm and swimmable.
For US citizens, no passport is required to visit but remember they do drive on the left. It’s also considered the gateway to the Caribbean making it an easy home base to explore other islands and cays in the Caribbean.
A great resort to consider staying at is the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove as they have two and three-bedroom villas for families.
The beaches here are definitely the most popular attraction. There are over 40 beaches on St Thomas and you can take a ferry to nearby St John or other islands in the surrounding area.
Magen’s Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world known for its mile-long beach and great swimming. There are chair rentals, restaurants, and changing areas to make this an easy beach stop with a family. Coki Beach is also a great location for snorkeling where you can experience colorful reefs, turtles, and rays.
There is so much to offer when planning a trip to St Thomas USVI for spring break!
By Sydney from A World in Reach
With beautiful beaches, delicious food, and plenty of fun things to do, Honolulu, Hawaii is the perfect spring break destination that will satisfy all of your family members.
Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital and largest city, is on Oahu, the most popular Hawaiian island for tourists. Spring break is the perfect time to visit Honolulu, as the temperatures average in the low 80s and there are fewer crowds than in the busy summer months.
As a bonus, spring break falls right in the middle of whale season, when the majestic humpback whales migrate to the warm waters surrounding Oahu to breed and give birth. Many of the best Oahu hikes, like the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail, have viewpoints where you might be able to spot a whale or two!
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is the perfect place to stay for families. Located right on Waikiki Beach, the resort features five pools, beach access, and nightly activities including the famous Waikiki Starlight Luau. The resort is also a short walk from some of Honolulu’s best restaurants and shops.
Other things to do around Honolulu include taking a day trip to Pearl Harbor, hiking Diamond Head for sweeping views of Waikiki, and taking a day trip to the North Shore where you can watch professional surfers catch waves and lounge on some of the island’s prettiest beaches.
Big Sur, California
By Alyssa from An Apple A Plane
Looking for a unique family beach vacation with mountain views in the United States? There are limitless things to do in Big Sur, California! Big Sur comprises a 90-mile scenic stretch along Highway 1 on California’s Pacific coast. Explore mountains, beaches, hiking, and iconic views on your spring break trip to Big Sur.
Big Sur’s north end begins in California’s famous towns of Monterey and Carmel. Many visitors choose to spend an entire vacation here.
Point Lobos Natural Reserve is an incredible first stop on this road trip, a 10-minute drive down Big Sur. Turquoise waters along cliffsides and hidden beaches lead to breathtaking views and a variety of hikes for all skill levels.
Other beloved state parks along Big Sur include Limekiln, Garrapata, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns.
Consider staying near Garrapata State Park for 2 miles of scenic beaches and relaxation. Hyatt Carmel Highlands provides a 4-star waterfront hotel experience. Consider staying here for fine dining, breathtaking views, and a heated pool.
Consider dining at the highly-rated Nepenthe Restaurant for a meal with views.
Other scenic beaches along Big Sur’s famous coastal stretch include Sand Dollar Beach, Andres Molera State Park, and Pfeiffer Beach.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
By Denise from Chef Denise
The Outer Banks, North Carolina is a great beach destination for families on Spring Break. Temperatures during March and April are usually in the 60s but can hit the low 70s. The water temps of the Atlantic are similar which means it may be a little too cool for swimming. But don’t fret, there’s still so much to do.
The best part about the Outer Banks is that they are actually barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. So in addition to the ocean, they create a bay on the west side. Since the widest point is just over 3 miles, you can easily go from coast to coast multiple times in one day. And see the sunrise over the Atlantic and then set over the bay.
The bay can be a little warmer and there’s always a wetsuit if you’d like to try stand-up paddling or kite surfing on the calm waters. The sandy Outer Banks beaches are wide, long, and pristine. Perfect for family games and relaxing.
If you want to keep the kids sharp, throw in a history lesson at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk. Or head to Buxton, for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the USA. Everyone will be happy with a stop for an apple ugly and the best breakfast in OBX at the nearby Orange Blossom Cafe. Make sure you go early to beat the lines, also, they close at 11:00 am.
Spring is a great time to hike on the islands and the National Wildlife Refuge in Manteo is the best place to do it. They also have a kayak trail there. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day surrounded by nature.
Lake Tahoe, California
By Meg from Fox in the Forest
If you’re searching for one of the best spring break beach destinations for families then you can’t beat Lake Tahoe, California.
After all, this amazing alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains has a ton of family-friendly activities for you to add to your Lake Tahoe itinerary.
Spring is also a great time to visit since the weather is getting warmer, the trails are opening back up, and spring is typically off-season. Therefore, prices will be reduced and local attractions will be a lot less crowded.
So, start by grabbing a kayak and paddling through the bright blue waters of King’s Beach to Speed Boat Beach.
Alternatively, if you have smaller kids then you can always hop aboard an old-world paddlewheel boat and cruise past the natural beauty of Emerald Lake.
Next, shop til you drop in downtown Truckee before having a casual meal at Moody’s. It’s a fun and vibrant spot that is perfect for kids since they feature live entertainment.
And while you can take a scenic walk along many of the area’s idyllic beaches, I wouldn’t swim since daily highs really only get up to 58F while daily lows can go down to 37F.
But, it’s still a great time to visit if you want to get outside and hike to Eagle Falls in the Sierra Nevadas.
Just be sure to check the weather and trail conditions before you set out on a hike since snow can linger in the area.
Finally, spend the night at Hilton Vacation Club Lake Tahoe Resort. It’s a great family-friendly resort that features its very own indoor pool.
By Meghan from Meghan The Traveling Teacher
Puerto Rico has a rich history and culture, pristine beaches, rainforests, and mountains to explore, relaxation, and adventure… it truly has something for everyone on a family trip! The beaches in Puerto Rico are stunning, with the pristine Caribbean blue water to enjoy all over the island.
One of the best parts of the island for beachgoers who want a mix of activities and beaches is Rincon. This is a little beach town located on the western side of Puerto Rico. Rincon has some of the most beautiful and diverse beaches in the Caribbean.
At Domes Beach, you’ll find surfing is a popular sport, with people there from sunrise to sunset riding the waves. You can take a family surf lesson here or at various other beaches in Rincon. When visiting this beach, make sure you check out the lighthouse.
If you’re looking for calm waters and relaxation, head to Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. This nature reserve includes three different beaches – Dogman Beach, Malibu, and Steps Beach. Steps Beach is the most popular, but all three offer a chill beach day and an opportunity for snorkeling and seeing wildlife.
Look out for sea turtles while here as they are known for visiting this area! You can grab snorkel gear from Rincon Diving & Snorkeling for a decent price right by Hotel Villa Cofresi.
Hotel Villa Cofresi is a great place for families to stay. It’s known for amazing sunsets on the water and has direct access to the beach. It has gated entry with great concierge service to ensure everything is taken care of. Plus, there’s a pool, game room, and restaurant onsite, making hanging out as a family easy and safe!
Puerto Rico is the perfect spot for a Spring Break family trip!
Cocoa Beach, Florida
By Christine from Live Love Run Travel
Cocoa Beach, Florida, is one of the best Spring Break beach destinations for families in the USA. Located just 45 minutes from Orlando, Florida, along Interstate 95, it is an easy destination to access but not too crowded.
Spring Break is a popular time in Florida, but Cocoa Beach is known as being more of the locals’ beach. The weather is warm with highs in the 70s and 80s and lows in the 60s. Because the Gulf Stream surrounds the state of Florida, the water is warm enough to swim and enjoy during Spring Break.
When visiting Cocoa Beach, keep an eye on the sky for rocket launches. NASA is nearby and makes for a great experience if you choose to visit. Even if you don’t, you’ll be able to enjoy the launches from the beach or the Cocoa Beach Pier (or really anywhere in Cocoa Beach). Check the launch schedule and then check it again because launches are frequently delayed.
Near the Cocoa Beach Pier, you can rent an umbrella and chairs, take a walk along the beach, or even learn to surf where Kelly Slater got his start. Nearby you’ll find mini golf, shops, and Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures where you can zipline and try the ropes course.
For dining, there are lots of options on the Cocoa Beach Pier including the tiki bar at the end of the pier. Take a short drive down to Jetty Park and enjoy a meal at Grills while watching the cruise ships (and often dolphins) go by.
Cocoa Beach Pier is owned by Westgate Resorts, and their Cocoa Beach Resort is great for families. With a lazy river, pool, and small water park plus two bedroom suites for every room, you’ll find it has something for everyone. Plus you can use their bikes to ride on the beach, enjoy a private beach cabana, and take the free shuttle to the pier.
When looking for your next Spring Breach beach trip, consider Cocoa Beach, Florida, for a fun-filled family vacation!
International Spring Break Beach Destinations
By Catrina from 24 Hours Layover
For the perfect Spring Break beach getaway head to the tropical island paradise of Fiji! Easily reachable on direct flights from the West Coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice for fun things to keep the kids entertained here! Plus, it’s an ideal time to visit, with sunny days and tropical temperatures of around 84F during March/April and far fewer crowds.
Whilst the resorts in Fiji can be very expensive, one down-to-earth resort that constantly proves a hit with families is Fiji Beachouse, the best budget Fiji resort! Fiji Beachouse lies in a beautiful location with its own private beach, pool, beach swing, kayaks, surfboards, bamboo raft, day trips to waterfalls, markets, and secluded islands – the kids will love it and you’ll be able to enjoy some R&R time too!
In addition, there are so many day trips catered for families in Fiji. For the best family sailboat day trip, check out South Sea Sailing where you can sail off to a paradise sandbank. Slide down the waterslide straight into the crystal clear sea and swim to the sandbank where there’ll be beach chairs and drinks waiting for you!
If you’re after an authentic Fijian cultural experience that’s fun for all the family, head to River Tubing Fiji. You’ll visit a traditional Fijian highland village, swim in a beautiful waterfall, and go tubing through the river rapids!
Or head to Tivua Island – where timid baby reef sharks grace the shallows and you can get the chance to go snorkeling and plant some coral reef with a marine biologist!
Also, check out Malamala Beach Club – the world’s first island beach club! Kids are welcome here, and you can drink out of coconuts in the infinity pool, kayak around the whole island in 7 minutes, and snorkel amongst the fantastic reef!
By Kristin from Global Travel Escapades
If you’re looking for both a fabulous spring break vacation and an island getaway, then consider visiting the lovely island of Tahiti! This island is part of French Polynesia and allows you to fully unplug! And although the island is on the smaller side, the island offers tons of exhilarating and fun activities that you can partake in!
For example, an adventurous activity that’s great for experienced hikers is trekking through Tahiti’s green interior to Fautaua Waterfall. But, if you’re traveling with little kids, a much easier waterfall hike is to Twin Waterfalls.
Alternatively, if you prefer to spend your time near the ocean, consider surfing the famous waves that can be found at many beaches around the island! Or, check out Plage Publique de Papehue, which is better suited for kids playing in the sand or setting up a picnic.
And of course, it’s a must to try the delicious local cuisine. To taste some of the local fruits, vegetables, and dishes, make your way to Papeete Market! You’ll discover lots of food stands and locals selling their hand-crafted goods.
Visitors interested in vacationing in Tahiti can expect humid tropical climates with average high temperatures in the mid-80s °F. For housing accommodations, consider staying at the awesome Te Moana Tahiti Resort, which is located right along the beach!
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
By Jessie from Jessie on a Journey
Families looking for an unforgettable spring break beach destination should definitely get Punta Cana on their radar. The main beach of Punta Cana is 12 miles long, and this is where you’ll likely spend most of your time.
In fact, it’s recommended to book one of the numerous beachfront all-inclusive resorts. Many of these resorts cater to families with specific programming and amenities, like the Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort, which has family suites and an aqua park that kids will surely fall in love with.
In terms of things to do, no Punta Cana itinerary would be complete without a few beach adventures. Book a snorkeling trip, do some kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, or go on a day cruise to Saona Island — the Dominican Republic’s largest coastal island and a true paradise with soft white sand and clear turquoise-hued waters.
Another fun thing to do is visit the Ojos Indígenas Ecological Reserve, a 1,500-acre private reserve featuring birds, walking trails, and 12 freshwater lagoons. It’s said that the Indigenous Taíno peoples called these lagoons “ojos” (eyes) due to their shape. You can actually swim in a few of these lagoons, like Guamá Lagoon, which also has a diving platform!
While there is a lot to do in Punta Cana, the truth is families can also have an unforgettable trip simply relaxing at the resort, taking part in the daily activities, and enjoying one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the world.
Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
By Jessie from Jessie on a Journey
Beautiful beaches, outdoor excursions, delicious seafood, and relaxing resorts are just a few of the many reasons Antigua is the perfect place for a Spring Break family trip.
First of all, Antigua & Barbuda is famous for being home to 365 beaches — one for every day of the year! It’s tough to choose the best ones, though a few standouts include Valley Church Beach, Darkwood Beach, and Half Moon Bay.
If you’re looking to enjoy some Antigua adventures, the island has many, from snorkeling trips to kayaking and beyond. Families also shouldn’t miss hiking in Wallings Nature Reserve — particularly to Signal Hill, which takes you through the rainforest and offers 360-degree views.
If you want to do something truly unique, book a scooter snorkeling experience. This involves holding onto a small contraption that looks like a fan, and letting it pull you through the water!
Hungry? Don’t miss the famous Shirley Heights Sunday BBQ, complete with delicious food and live music. You’ll also be able to take in a gorgeous vista over the English and Falmouth Harbours from the Shirley Heights Lookout.
In terms of where to stay, there are loads of great options for families. For instance, The Verandah Resort & Spa has a beach, swimming pools, and a schedule of fun daily activities.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
By Daria from Explore Baja California
Cabo San Lucas is a perfect spring break destination for families that offers great outdoor opportunities like hiking and diving, delicious food in restaurants, and amazing nightlife.
Spring breakers love Cabo’s sunny climate and plenty of activities from exploring the beaches to snorkeling, diving and hiking, and wildlife watching.
Cabo San Lucas is also home to Land’s End, which can be easily recognized by the sandstone arch. This area separates the Sea of Cortez from the Pacific Ocean on both sides of the Baja California Peninsula. Many tours bring people to see the iconic rock formation, but you can also enjoy activities like kayaking or swimming near Lover’s Beach where you can get dropped off by your boat, or walk toward Divorce Beach on the other side.
You can book a boat for a sunset cruise or a tour that includes various stops and comes with food and drinks, and is a perfect option to enjoy a spring break with your family.
Another popular activity in Cabo San Lucas is whale watching. From December through early April, you can spot gray whales, humpbacks, blue whales, and whale sharks, all around the peninsula. You will need to depart from different destinations in the region depending on what kind of species you want to see.
If you want to see some of the most incredible gems in the region, rent a car in Cabo San Lucas to explore nearby places like Todos Santos, La Paz, and Cabo Pulmo.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is a popular resort among families thanks to its direct beach access, 3 pools, large family rooms, and a plethora of amenities and activities for kids.
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
By Jessica from UpRooted Traveler
Manuel Antonio, along the Pacific coastline of Costa Rica, is mainly known for its national park, brimming with sloths, monkeys, and tropical birds. But it’s also home to some stunning beaches, perfect for a spring break getaway for the family.
There are so many things to do in Manuel Antonio, for example, you can do a variety of activities on the main beach in the town, Playa Espadilla, like ride jet skis or banana boats, take a surf lesson, or go parasailing. No matter what you do, make sure to plan a visit around sunset, it’s absolutely jaw-dropping on the beach!
Alternatively, the main attraction in town is Manuel Antonio National Park, home to hundreds of different species of animals. You can hike on a number of hiking trails here, as howler monkeys roar overhead. There are also three beaches here, which tend to be a bit more secluded and low-key than Playa Espadilla- perfect for lounging, soaking up the sun, and keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife.
The weather will be perfect for enjoying the beach, with highs in the low to mid-80s each day. And while you may encounter some rain (it is, after all, a rainforest), it’s unlikely to last for more than a couple of hours at a time.
Consider making Shana by the Beach Manuel Antonio your home base during your visit. This family-friendly resort is perched on a hill, with magnificent views of the surrounding jungle and ocean, and offers stellar amenities, like an infinity pool, beach access, and an onsite restaurant.
By Renee from Dream Plan Experience
Escape to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda!
Bermuda, a tiny island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, is the most accessible of the North American islands. Most assume this pretty little island is part of the Caribbean, but it’s not. It lies very close to North Carolina. That means it’s perfect for a quick getaway and is a budget-friendly beach destination ideal for families.
Bermuda is considered semitropical with a milder climate. In March, the average temperature is 70°F (or 21°C). That means the ocean temperature at Spring Break is a little cool, but not that deters kids from enjoying it! Fortunately, most resorts on the island have heated pools! One of the top hotels in Bermuda is Fairmont’s Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
The pink sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise water are the biggest draw to Bermuda. Relax with a good book, and go snorkeling, cliff jumping, or surfing. Visit the popular Crystal & Fantasy Caves – formed during the ice age creating these cool hidden limestone caves. Rent bikes and ride along the former railway coastal trail stretching from one end of Bermuda to the other.
Another fun way to get around Bermuda is to rent a Twizy. A Twizy is a two-seater electric vehicle. In fact, it’s the only way non-Bermuda residents can get around the island as car rentals are not available.
Make Bermuda your fun family getaway this Spring Break.
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