Best Beach Boardwalks for Summer Family Fun

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The best family beach vacations often include time at the boardwalk where sun, sand, and surf align with entertainment, great people watching, lively activities and classic, often funky eateries.

Ferris wheel at Virginia Beach provides a bird's eye view of the boardwalk, beach and sea.

Virginia Beach is anchored by an iconic Ferris wheel geared to family fun.

“Time on the boardwalk, any boardwalk, is a quintessentially American beach experience,” says Nancy Nelson-Duac, co-founder of theFamilyTravelFiles.com, a popular family vacation planning site.

The best family beach vacations often include time at the boardwalk where sun, sand, and surf align with entertainment, great people watching, lively activities and classic, often funky eateries.

The “Beaches” folder at TheFamilyTravelFiles.com features the best beach boardwalk options spanning both coasts providing family vacation choices which offer local charm, a sense of place, and a tradition of family fun. Some locations have amusement parks with extra thrills while others are anchored by a classic fishing pier complete with oodles of great fish stories.

“Time on the boardwalk, any boardwalk, is a quintessentially American beach experience,” says Nancy Nelson-Duac, co-founder of theFamilyTravelFiles.com, a popular family vacation planning site. She goes on to say, “Our best boardwalks list is a logical addition to our beach vacations folder which highlights the best of American beaches and features more than 50 great family beach vacation spots. Summer is the perfect time to unwind on the boardwalk at the beach with hot dogs, soft serve ice cream, and perhaps a double order of curly fries.”

Boardwalks add energy to lazy days at the beach and fill the evening hours with family-friendly activities. The top five beach boardwalk spots include Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach, Coney Island, New Jersey’s Wildwood, and Santa Cruz, California. Details about these boardwalks and beaches as well as other popular family beach vacation spots may be viewed in the family beach vacation folder at theFamilyTravelFiles.com.

About theFamilyTravelFiles.com. Founded in 1998, theFamilyTravelFiles.com is one of America's top-rated online family travel resources offering more than 1000 pages of family vacation ideas and trip planning information. The website specializes in family vacation ideas, destination and planning information, family travel advice, and family travel deals. The site features a number of vacation idea folders including Secret Places, All Inclusive, Beaches, Campout and Family Golf each loaded with great family vacation ideas.

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