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Top Baby Beach Getaways

(New York, NY July, 2010), family vacation planning resource, surveyed parents and travel experts in June 2010 to uncover this year's  Top Baby Beach Getaways for 2010. The 12 baby beach getaways, all in the United States, were chosen for that first family beach vacation when young children need a gentle introduction to the pleasures of sun, sand and waves.

"While parents want to share the joys of a family beach vacation with their toddlers, just any beach won't do," notes Fran Falkin, Editor of The Tiny Travelers Network. "Tiny travelers need clean and quiet beaches with soft sand and warm, gentle waters where they can delight in splashing, digging, and chasing seabirds."

The recommendations for family beach getaways included several off-the-beaten-path beaches that parents remembered fondly from their own childhoods.

Family Travel Forum staff reviewed more than 50 contenders, examining their cleanliness, safety, sand quality, water depth, water temperature, and facilities, before selecting the dozen that met all criteria. During the survey period, all chosen beaches remained unaffected by the BP oil spill that has polluted some of the Gulf of Mexico coastline this summer.


The Top Baby Beach Getaways for 2010 survey recommends the following family beaches, listed by state, with information about family beach getaway facilities at each vacation destination.


Dana Point Baby Beach

Mission Bay Park, San Diego


Bethany Beach


Clearwater Beach


Poipu Beach, Kauai

Baby Beach, Maui


First Encounter Beach, Eastham


Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire

New York

Flying Point Beach, Southhampton

South Carolina

Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet


McGee and Corpus Christi Beaches


Whitefish Dunes State Park


To ensure a perfect first encounter, also includes tips for beach baby fun and sun protection in the Top Baby Beach Getaways for 2010.


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