If fun on the sand and surf is part of your family's summer vacation plans, you might consider heading South or East. Seven of the locations on the "Family Vacation Critic's" 2013 list of the "Ten Best Beaches for Families" are along the Atlantic or Gulf Coast. Beach Haven, New Jersey; Bethany Beach, Delaware; Skaket Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts; and Coquina Beach in Nag's Head, North Carolina make the list.

Only two beaches along with Pacific Ocean are mentioned -- Coronado Central Beach in Coronado, in Southern California and Poipu Beach Park in Koloa, Hawaii. But oceanfronts aren't the only option. One inland location is also among the best -- San Harbor Beach in Incline Village, Nevada.