The Best Beaches to go with children

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Travelling with children requires special logistics. Having everything under control and selecting the right destination will help you enjoy the trip much more.

During the summer months the beach is a perfect place to take children. The coast is a destination that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. We have recommended some beaches and provided a list of practical tips when travelling with children.

Criteria for selecting the best beaches

On trips with children, the best beaches should meet the following criteria that not only keep you safe but enable you to relax:

  • Clean and warm water
  • Blue flag
  • Fine sandy beaches
  • Areas with natural shade
  • Medical assistance
  • Games for children
  • Umbrella rental Services
  • Toilets and showers
  • Restaurant / Beach Bar

Practical advice to spend a day at the beach with children

  • Go to the beach with children in the hours that the heat is less intense.
  • Limit sun exposure and use sunscreen greater than factor 30 every 2 hours. 
  • Hydrate children constantly.
  • Bring beach games such as nets and diving goggles, spades, water guns, surfboards, kites, buckets etc … children will have a great time
  • Bring some snacks. (omelette, sandwich etc …)
  • Find a comfortable space, with natural shade near the sea. It will make your day much easier.
  • Bring a tent or umbrella so that children can sleep or take a nap protected from the sun and wind.

Some of the best beaches to go with children

El Sardinero Beach, Santander

A beach with a privileged location and equipped with playgrounds near the sand. It is a very wide beach surrounded by an idyllic landscape. The low tide creates small pools between the exposed rocks in which the little ones will have a great time looking for fish or crabs. It also has lifeguards and all kinds of services that give peace of mind when travelling with children.

La Concha Beach, Oropesa del Mar

This bay is shallow, the water temperature is warm and its tides are soft, meaning there are almost no waves. An ideal beach to go with children, as it offers many activities for children in summer with parks and water ski rental, as well as free gym classes, yoga etc … It is an ideal beach for family travel.

Samil Beach, Vigo

The Samil Beach , is the most famous of Vigo . With moderate and soft currents due to its shell shape. The beach area is very wide, the sand is soft and white and it is also very well connected by public transport. A great place for family tourism as it has green areas with snacks, swimming pools, slides and playgrounds, next to a promenade with many leisure options.

Zahara de los Atunes, Cádiz

A beach with a beautiful environment, golden sand and shallow waters that form small turquoise blue pools, ideal to enjoy with babies. In addition, it has accessible beaches for pushchairs, perfect for long walks. The only downside, is on windy days it is somewhat uncomfortable, but the town has a lot of charm and the restaurants are very used to receiving family with small children. A perfect place for comfortable family travel.


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