It’s summertime, which means it is the perfect time to find a beach. Not just any beach—a family friendly beach. Pack your picnic lunch and the sunscreen because you are about to spend the day with your family at an awesome beach and we’ve got the info on How to Find a Family Friendly Beach!
How to Find a Family Friendly Beach
- Decide how far you are willing to drive.
Part of being family friendly means that you are not driving all day to get there. Most kids do not care to be in the car for a long period of time. (Although, if your family likes driving long distances, go for it). Deciding how far you will drive is the first step in finding a family friendly beach.
- Google beaches in your area.
Another step in finding a family friendly beach is searching for the beaches in your area. Use keywords like “Beaches in XXX” or “Family friendly beaches in XXX.” From there, you can narrow down which beaches you want to go to by looking at the reviews. Reviews can tell you a lot about a beach. After you have looked at the online reviews, head on over to check out the Facebook reviews. People tend to be brutally honest on Facebook about their experiences.
- Google the beach on Google images.
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in Google images. People who have taken pictures of the beach and have posted them on a blog or on social media, there images will show up online. You can also look up images of the beach on Instagram and on Facebook. Knowing what a beach looks like before you go can really help you decide if it’s family friendly enough for you.
- Check local and state laws.
You will want to see what kind of beach you’re visiting before you go. If it is a beach on a National Park, rules are bound to be stricter, which could work in your favor. However, if it is a private beach, rules may be more relaxed. Beaches that are not strict in the rules department sometimes allow alcohol, nudity, and so on. Definitely make sure it is not a nude beach before you go, that could backfire on you.
Finding a family friendly beach is way easier than you think. If all else fails, try going to a local beach and experiencing it for yourself. If it is a disaster—have a backup plan in mind!
What are some tips you have for finding a family friendly beach?