Ahhh...the family beach vacation. It’s as all-American as apple pie, a time-honored tradition where some of the best childhood memories are made. Everyone has their favorite sands, but when it comes to family-friendly options, not all are created equal. We’ve picked 10 great family beaches across the country that parents and kids alike are guaranteed to love – whether for the gentle surf, range of activities, sand-castle potential, or educational elements. So gather the gang and pack up the SPF and beach ball – it's time to take the clan to the sand!