If you’re planning a beach vacation and you’re going to be accompanied by your kids, you’re probably looking for a place with clear, calm waters, white sand, a kid-friendly atmosphere and cool outdoors activities. Well, wherever you’re going, we got you covered! We asked our friends on Facebook to help us select 10 breath-taking beaches suitable for families with young children all around the world. What’s the best kid-friendly you’ve ever been to? (If you haven’t downloaded our SAND DRAWING app yet, get it now! It’s free on the App Store!).
1) Castaway Cay, Bahamas
The island is privately owned by Disney and serves as an exclusive port for the Disney Cruise Line ships Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy. Kids of all ages will find plenty of games and activities to spend time on the island!
2) Poipu Beach, Hawaii
One of the most beautiful beaches in Kauai. It’s very common to see turtles and dolphins swimming along with bathers. This is considered to be one of the safest beaches in Hawaii with a lifeguard on duty seven days a week.
3) Natal, Brazil
If you don’t want to spend the day rolling down this dune with your kids, don’t talk to us.
4) Lanikai Beach, Ohau
Calm waters, white sand, a wonderful scenery: if you’re looking for a pool type of beach, this is the place. Bring your sandwiches from home, no malls around Lanikai.
5) Punta Prosciutto, Puglia, Italy
Full disclosure: Timbuktu’s creative director comes from Puglia and she may or may not have influenced the choice of including this breath-taking beach in this list. She says Punta Prosciutto is one of the most amazing beaches she’s ever seen. Judging from this picture, we couldn’t find a reason to blame her. It the beach that gave her inspiration for our “Sand Drawing” app she says! (Have you tried it? It’s free on the app store!).
6) Anti-Paxos, Greece
Ok we admit it. Some members of the Timbuktu team have been here too. What can we say? We love going to the beach, and we only make apps about things we love (like Pizza, Beaches, Nutcrackers…). Anyway, Anti-paxos we were saying. It’s just perfect for kids. The water is shallow, there’s a white (super white!) sand beach, and there are nice hikes all around the beach. Oh boy, we want to go back there.
7) Malapascua Island, Philippines
A tiny island: only 1.6 miles long and 0.62 miles wide. Shallow waters, white sand, and truly amazing colors. Bounty beach is famous for having one of the best sunset in the known universe.
8) Castaway Island, Fijii
Another Castaway Island, yes. A friend of Timbuktu is there right now with her amazing toddler. They tell us they’re having fun and that this island is just perfect for families with young kids. Do we envy her being in Fijii right now? Of course we do.
9) Bora Bora Pearl Beach, Tahiti, French Polynesia
WARNING: We’re talking about a very expensive vacation, here. That being said, it’s a one of a kind location. White sand, calm, crystal clear waters, Bora Bora Pearl Beach is a great spot to get to know many kinds of fish and other marine animals.
10) Long Bay Beach, New Zealand
1 km of sand, swimmable waters, a playground for pre-schoolers and older children, a tree lined park environment: this beach is paradise for families. Did we mention you’ll always find a parking spot for your car no matter what time you reach the beach? Pretty awesome feature.
Share with us your favorite kids-friendly beach in the comments and download our SAND DRAWING app!