12 Best New England Beaches for Families

With a coastline measuring roughly 6,100 miles, there is no shortage of beaches along the New England coast. However, some beaches are better than others – especially when it comes to families.

This 3.5-mile stretch of warm sand is close to plenty of ice cream shops and snack stands, so don’t worry if you forget to pack lunch.

1.) Ogunquit Beach  – Maine 

While it is quite a climb to get to the beach, you won’t regret it once you see the view of the Atlantic Ocean. 

3.) Mohegan Bluffs Beach – Rhode Island 

The barrier reefs protect against powerful waves, keeping the waters shallow and gentle for little ones. You may even spot a seal or two lounging on the nearby rocks!

4.) Goose Rocks Beach – Maine

While water sports are always a great option, the pine forests along the coast are great for hiking and biking.

5.) Crane Beach  – Maine

Across the street from restaurants and eateries, you won’t have to worry if you forget to pack lunch on your family adventure to Jenness Beach.

6.) Jenness Beach  – New Hampshire

Home to the historical Fort Adams, you can view both Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay from this iconic beach.

7.) Fort Adams State Park – Rhode Island 

Overnight camping is permitted in the park by reservation, so you can turn your day trip into a long weekend in this hidden paradise.

8.) Sand Beach – Maine

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