Summertime is all about BBQ and beach bumming. And with only a few weeks left in the summer months for the Northern Hemisphere, if you haven’t visited a beach yet, you’re running out of time. So for those who have yet to find their toes in the sand this summer, here are three options for the best beaches for your family to visit before the days start shortening up.

Seaside, Florida

According to the Travel Channel, the best beach to visit with your family this summer in the U.S. is Seaside, Florida. This American beach is perfect for a day trip for those living close to the area or for families looking to make a true summer vacation out of their beach trip. With beautiful, bright beach houses with white picket fences and beach cruisers parked out front, you couldn’t find a more picturesque beachside community anywhere. So pack up your blankets and beach chairs and make your way to the Florida coast with your family this August.


picKnown for its over 60 public beaches, Barbados is Fodors’ top pick for a beach vacation this summer. And with so many beaches to choose from, you’re bound to find one that fits your exact criteria. From relaxed, lazy beaches to surf beaches with roaring waves and even beaches perfect for underwater tours of shipwrecks and other old world ruins, Barbados beaches have it all. So grab your passport, your sunscreen, and head on out to Barbados.

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

The top spot for Trip Advisor’s best beach belongs to Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha. Because this beach is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there aren’t many people who get the opportunity to visit this beach. But if you ever get the chance to be one of the lucky ones, you’ll experience a beach ecosystem swimming with dolphins and sea turtles galore. With sights like none you’ve ever seen, taking a trip to Fernando de Noronha is truly like winning the beach jackpot.

Word to the Wise…

While spending time in the sand and sun make for a pleasant day for almost anyone, remember to take care of your body while relaxing near the waves. Be sure you pack your sunscreen, a hat, and protective eyewear in order to keep the harsh rays of the sun off your skin and other sensitive parts. Try to keep out of the direct sunlight as much as possible while still enjoying the surf to maintain a healthy body and appearance to your skin.

Now that you know the best beaches to visit in the world and the best ways to keep yourself free from skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun, you’re ready to dip your toes in the ocean and spend some quality time with your friends and family on a day in the sand. Have fun!