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The Best Family Beach Hotels

I love spending time at the beach, and I especially enjoy vacations at resorts and hotels that are right on the beach. That way, we can have fun in the water and the sand, and then easily head back to our room to get away from the sun throughout the day.

My family also enjoys trying out different water sports, and staying on the beach is a great way to experience them. These are the best family beach hotels that we have visited (check out this post for tips on cheap family beach vacations).

Disclosure: Our stays at some of these resorts were either offered at a media rate or were complimentary. Affiliate links included in this post, and a purchase/click through one of these links may result in a commission paid to us. All opinions are our own.

Some of the best beach hotels for families, including resorts in the Caribbean, Cape Cod, and Portugal.

The Best Family Beach Hotels

The Martinhal Family Beach Resort located in Sagres, Portugal in the Algarve region.

Martinhal Sagres Family Beach Resort, Sagres, Portugal

After visiting the Martinhal Sagres Family Beach Resort, I couldn’t stop thinking of my stay. While I generally prefer to visit beaches in the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean (reserving our European vacations for sightseeing), this resort is pretty amazing.

Located right on the beach in Sagres, Portugal, this family-friendly resort is the perfect place for a European beach family vacation. It’s right on the beach, and also offers a pool.

There are a variety of different accommodation types at the Martinhal Sagres Family Beach Resort, from standard rooms to large villas, as well as a full array of family activities. Combine a stay here with a stay in Lisbon to have both a city and a beach vacation.

See reviews here.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, MA

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located right on one of the most beautiful beaches in New England. Old Silver Beach is just steps away from the hotel rooms at the Sea Crest.

There’s also a great restaurant, a vibrant outdoor bar, two pools, and gorgeous views. Although summer is the high season, fall is also a fantastic time to visit for fewer crowds.

See reviews here .

Marco Beach Ocean Resort

Marco Ocean Beach Resort, Marco Island, Florida

The all-suite Marco Ocean Beach Resort is a luxurious resort located on the beach in Marco Island, Florida. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation, and there are a variety of water sports and activities available for families right on the beach.

It’s also walking distance from several restaurants. While you are there, be sure to do the Dolphin Study Eco-Tour and Cruise with your family.

See reviews here .

West Bay Club Turks and Caicos

West Bay Club Turks and Caicos, Providenciales, TCI

For a quiet and relaxing family vacation right on the most perfect beach imaginable, consider staying at the West Bay Club in Turks and Caicos. The resort offers suites that are the perfect size for families, as well as family activities and water sports.

It’s also walking distance from the famous island fish fry held on Thursday nights, and is just a short drive from the Providenciales airport. It’s perfect for a relaxing, luxurious beach vacation.

See reviews here and book here.

Beaches Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks and Caicos

If you are looking for an all-inclusive family resort, definitely consider a stay at Beaches in Turks and Caicos. This is one of my favorite resorts of all time. It offers amazing family amenities (including a water park), as well as delicious food, several pools, and a waterfront location.

See more reviews here.

The Westin Grand Cayman

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is one of my favorite places in the world, and I always enjoy staying at the Westin Grand Cayman. This beach-front resort offers water sports, cabanas for rent, a swim-up bar, and delicious restaurants.

It’s also within walking distance to several restaurants, and offers that world-famous Westin service that families love.

See reviews here .

The Beach at the Bahia Resort Hotel

Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego

Located on Mission Bay in San Diego, the Bahia Resort Hotel is a great spot for a family-friendly San Diego vacation. The Bahia offers rooms and suites right on the water and is just a short walk from Mission Beach and Belmont Park.

In addition to the beach, the resort hotel also offers an outdoor pool and several restaurants. We loved staying there and driving around to other parts of the city in our rental car.

See reviews here.

A school of fish in Paradise Beach at Atlantis

Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island Bahamas

Atlantis Resort, located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, is a bucket-list resort offering a water park, pools, and beach access. There are a variety of different lodging types at the resort, depending on your budget.

If you are traveling on a cruise ship visiting the Bahamas, you can also visit Atlantis for the day. Guests doing that should consider forgoing the beach, and instead getting a pass for the iconic water park.

The Omni Amelia Island Resort

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida

The Omni Amelia Island is a beachfront resort located on Amelia Island, adjacent to Jacksonville Florida. This expansive resort offers family activities including nature activities, miniature golf, pools, and a beach.

You could definitely spend most of your time at the resort, although there are lots of other fun activities in the surrounding area.

Sunset at Clearwater Beach

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

Clearwater Beach is regularly rated as one of the best in America. Stay right on the beach at this Hilton resort that also offers a pool, several restaurants, and more.

This resort does charge for rental of beach chairs and umbrellas, so you may prefer to rent from a local company if you are staying for an extended time.

Did we miss your favorite family beach resort? Leave a comment below.

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Candace Glenney

Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Great suggestions...I loved the Westin Grand Cayman!