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Play on the Beach: Best Beach Vacations Along the East Coast for Families

Sly & the Family Stone sing about the summer days in “Hot Fun in the Summertime” – and no summer vacation is complete without a trip to the beach to play in the sand and dip your toes in the ocean. SPM Resorts offers many family-friendly resorts along the Eastern coastline and the Caribbean, all unique destinations to fit every family’s vacation style and budget. Learn more about each of our popular family beach vacation destinations from Cape Cod all the way down to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

Beach Vacations East Coast | The Outer Banks, N.C.

The Outer Banks laid-back North Carolina beach vacation with older beach homes, beautiful beaches, local seafood restaurants, lighthouses, and beach bike paths is a casual summer getaway and popular with families. This is a back-to-the-basics family vacation, with plenty of outdoor activities like playing on the beach, going on a bike ride, flying a kite, and lounging by the pool. Read next: Outer Banks Travel Guide →

Outer Banks Resorts

SPM Vacations offers several great resorts in the Outer Banks, all with full kitchens and spacious accommodations comfortable for the whole family.

Beach Vacations East Coast | Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Hilton Head Island’s gorgeous beaches, miles and miles of bike paths, local restaurants, and beautiful landscaping make this a very popular destination for families who want to escape from the rush of normal-day life. This slower-paced vacation is perfect for the family who loves to spend time playing in the sand, riding bikes, playing tennis and trying seafood. One of the most popular activities in Hilton Head is to rent a beach cruiser from one of the local bike rental companies in Hilton Head to bike throughout the island on more than 50+ miles of bike paths. Read more about vacationing in Hilton Head →

Hilton Head Resorts

Beach Vacations East Coast | Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Myrtle Beach, S.C. is the ultimate beach destination for families that are looking for plenty of activities and attractions. With large shopping entertainment complexes like Broadway at the Beach, theaters like Medieval Times and Pirate’s Voyage, two Tanger Outlets, fun outdoor water parks like Myrtle Waves, cool educational attractions like Alligator Adventure, and dining options for every taste, there is no shortage of things to do in Myrtle Beach. See family-friendly activities for your next Myrtle Beach vacation to get a head start on planning your visit! Read next: Myrtle Beach Travel Guide →

Myrtle Beach Resorts

Beach Vacations East Coast | Cape Cod

A classic family vacation, Cape Cod is home to 15 distinctive towns, boasting land and sea activities, historical sites, landmarks, events and festivals. Guests of The Ocean Club on Smuggler’s Beach in South Yarmouth have more than enough to choose from when it comes to things to do. Vacationers are offered the convenience of being near golf courses, restaurants and attractions, but also have ferry access to travel to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Read next: Cape Cod Travel Guide →

Cape Cod Resort

Beach Vacations East Coast | Florida

SPM Resorts offers many Florida beach vacation options in popular towns including Daytona Beach Shores, Ormond Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Pompano Beach and Hollywood. For a quieter, more laid-back vacation you may want to visit Ormond Beach or Indian Harbour Beach. Daytona Beach Shores is just minutes south of Daytona Beach proper where the boardwalk is very popular with beach goers. Pompano Beach and Hollywood are both a part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area and are popular hot spots to vacation in Florida. For fun in the sun and activities, we have plenty of family-friendly options in fun beach towns!

Florida Resorts on the Beach

Family Beach Vacation Destinations | St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands

For a Caribbean vacation, a visit to St. Thomas can’t be beat. With gorgeous blue waters, beautiful beaches, and plenty of resort activities, the island boasts an abundance of premier sports: golfing, fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and sailing. Also, don’t miss out on the culture, history and panoramic views the island has to offer. The fun and relaxation options are endless at Bluebeard’s Castle! Read next: La Costa Beach Club

St. Thomas Resort

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