Family Travel

Kerry Egan

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Hilton Head Island named best beach in U.S. for families

Posted 6/10/2013 2:58:00 PM

Parents magazine just named Hilton Head Island the number one beach destination in the country for families!

The magazine began its search for the best beach by looking for clean water, lifeguards and restrooms, the things every family needs at the beach. Then they started looking for those things that make a beach vacation great -- the things families want -- "fun, low-cost attractions, nature activities and family vibe." And as anyone who has been to Hilton Head knows, the island really shines here.

Parents noted the island's long stretches of white-sand beaches, the tidal marshes and sand dunes. They made special mention of the Sandbox children's museum, the Harbour Town Lighthouse, and the Coastal Discovery Museum. And they suggested that families keep their eyes open for the amazing animal life that families can see while on Hilton Head, from sea turtles' nests to dolphins.

Check out the full review here.