The 17 Best Beaches for Families -- Get to One Before Summer Ends!

Need a little family fun in the sun? Pack up the swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and head to one of these great beaches. (18 Photos)

Ellen Parlapiano on May 22, 2013 at 4:02PM

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The 17 Best Beaches for Families -- Get to One Before Summer Ends!

Photo by Doug Peebles, Courtesy of Napili Kai Beach Resort

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Napili Bay, Maui, Hawaii

Why You'll Love It: This secluded, crescent-shaped beach feels like your own private paradise. It's in a protected cove, so waves are usually gentle (a rarity in Hawaii), making it great for wading, snorkeling and skim boarding. Sea turtles adore it here too. Sometimes you'll spot them sunbathing on the rocks.

Where to Stay: Napili Kai Beach Resort has a super-relaxed vibe and is right on the bay. In addition to standard rooms, they have spacious family studios and suites, with lanais and fully equipped kitchens. Every morning in the beach tent, there's complimentary coffee, lemonade, iced tea, and fresh pineapple. And you can get your hula on during free weekly lessons, and make your own leis too. How's that for Aloha spirit?

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