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. 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. All opinions are our own.
The Best Family Beach Hotels
Martinhal Sagres Family Beach Resort, Sagres, Portugal
I returned from the Martinhal Sagres Family Beach Resort last month, and I can’t stop thinking about my stay. Located right on the beach in Sagres, Portugal, this family-friendly resort is the perfect place for a European beach family vacation. There are a variety of different accommodation types, 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.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, MA
The Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located right on one of the most beautiful beaches. 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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive family resort, definitely consider a stay at Beaches in Turks and Caicos. This resort always gets high praise from families for it’s fantastic service, numerous kid-friendly activities, and great location.
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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.
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.
Check out more family beach hotels on TripAdvisor.