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10 perfect kid-friendly beaches: Enjoy sand digging with your child this weekend

10 perfect kid-friendly beaches: Enjoy sand digging with your child this weekend

If you are looking for a perfect beach day with your child then these 10 beaches will not disappoint.

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1. Varna, Bulgaria "There is a massive pool at the aqua park... and a stage with live performances for the kids to get involved with or just to watch."

Lastminute.com reviewer Nicole says, "The weather was great, 30 degrees. The food and drinks are cheap in Bulgaria if you avoid the beach view restaurants/bars. Most people speak English. Travel is relatively inexpensive, if you use the buses/mini trains to get around. The beaches are clean... Overall a good holiday, warm weather, lovely beaches, cocktails and kebabs. Kid's enjoyment: The beach and the pool. Which park: We visited the Aqua park which was a great day out. Enjoyed by the whole family. Like most in trip: There is a massive pool at the aqua park with a bar for the adults and a stage with live performances for the kids to get involved with or just to watch."

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2. Nice, France "The coast was amazing with some spectacular beaches... The kids enjoyed the beaches and the art gallery."

Lastminute.com reviewer Barbara says, "Nice is stunning. The coast was amazing with some spectacular beaches. Public transport east and very efficient, with some fabulous restaurants to visit. Kid's enjoyment: The kids enjoyed the beaches and the art gallery. Adventure activities: Walking back from Ez village. Places you saw: Art gallery, beaches. Like most in trip: Coast."

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3. Venice, Italy "Kids loved playing on a safe, clean, cared for beach."

Lastminute.com reviewer Anthony says, "Thunderstorms and lightning were amazing, weather was great, food amazing! Go to Burano - it's worth the trip. De-stressing tips: Swimming in the sea. Sightseeing places: Burano and Murano were both great - Jesolo is full of shops with great mini golf. Kid's experience: Kids loved playing on a safe, clean, cared for beach. I liked: The ease of travel."

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4. Paphos, Cyprus "Lots to do, the water park in Paphos is a great day out for the kids and lots of great beaches."

Lastminute.com reviewer Mark David shares, "The weather in Cyprus is beautiful, guaranteed sunshine every day, 30 + degrees however it is very humid in the evenings. The food is exceptional, I recommend the Mezze but all food tastes are catered for. Lots to do, the water park in Paphos is a great day out for the kids and lots of great beaches. Kid's enjoyment: Water parks and paragliding on Coral beach. Adventure activities: Paragliding, the views over the island. Places you saw: Drive up to the mountains, the views are amazing! Like most in trip: Paragliding."

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5. Rhodes, Greece "The Calypso hotel has loads of swimming pools and kids entertainment. Also there are loads of beaches that kids can enjoy.

Lastminute.com reviewer Luciana says, "Rhodes is full of surprises, when you think that you already saw everything, then you can be surprised with another breathtaking view. Absolute gorgeous! Lindos, is without no doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. De-stressing tips: Canoeing, beach volleyball, walking, took loads of pictures, enjoying all the wonderful views, praying and giving thanks to God for his creation. Kid's experience: The Calypso hotel has loads of swimming pools and kids entertainment. Also there are loads of beaches that kids can enjoy. Sightseeing places: Many places, but what I liked the most was Lindos. Saint Paul beach is like a paradise. I liked: The opportunity to see Saint Paul beach, it was an unique experience."

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6. Malaga, Spain "My kids loved the beaches! We spent several days at the beach, in and out of the sea..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Jessica says, "Weather was great! Taxis are pretty cheap everywhere, trains are also cheap and very clean and easy. The beaches are great! Kids loved every bit of it. Kid's enjoyment: My kids loved the beaches! We spent several days at the beach, in and out of the sea, trying different restaurants and food and building sand castles. Places you saw: We went into Fuengirola and went to Bioparc zoo which was amazing! It takes a good couple of hours to go around, lots of very cool animals and even a play park. Like most in trip: Relaxing on the beach. Kids played while we sat in the sun. Restaurants would come around and take orders for food or drinks and bring them to you. Our best day was our last day spent at the beach."

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7. Brest-FR, France "[W]atching my kids having fun on the beach in Gavre was good."

Lastminute.com reviewer Laurent adds, "Adventure activities: My kids building a tree house was very fun done it after our trip to the prehistoric park they loved it. Places you saw: Le Petit delaire in Ploemel Morbihan great fun for kids, prehistoric park near Malansac, Hennebont ET Port louis. Like most in trip: All of it but watching my kids having fun on the beach in Gavre was good."

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8. Jersey, United Kingdom "Kids loved the beach, Jersey has many beautiful beaches that are not too busy. They loved playing in the sand and snorkeling..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Joanna shares, "Kids loved the beach, Jersey has many beautiful beaches that are not too busy. They loved playing in the sand and snorkeling in the lido. We also loved the monkeys on the trees and butterfly house at the zoo. Public transport is easy to use, it covers all the main attractions and you can buy hop-off tickets if you plan on using it often. We found Jersey a lovely place with a friendly atmosphere. People in Jersey were very helpful with directions. Also they had nice clean public toilets which is very useful if you have small children. Overall definitely worth a trip in the summer for the amazing sandy beaches. Kid's enjoyment: Swimming pool at the Merton Hotel. Beach lido for sand and snorkeling. Butterfly house and monkeys on the trees at the zoo. Like most in trip: Short flight, beautiful beaches, ease of public transport, helpful locals, good public facilities."

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9. Faro, Portugal "It's a nice place to go to with family and kids as it was child friendly..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Tamara adds, "Faro was a lovely destination, the people are very friendly and made us feel welcome. It's a nice place to go to with family and kids as it was child friendly but there were lots of couples there too. The weather was nice (26-27 degrees), especially for May. There are many restaurants in the area so if you want more options other than the hotel food you have many to pick from. De-stressing tips: Relaxing on the beach. Sunbathing on the pool side and going out to eat. Romantic experience: Sitting on the beach and romantic dinners in lovely restaurants. Kid's experience: She loved it on the beach, watching the waves. I liked: The weather and the private beach."

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10. Samara, Russia "Good kids facilities on the beach. Lots of museums around the town."

Lastminute.com reviewer Mikhail adds, "Samara is great destination in summer. There are very nice and clean beaches, and the city is buzzing. You can take a river cruise or just stroll along "naberezhnaya" (embankment) stretching for miles. Local food is really good and affordable. Sundried fish is the local favourite finger food for beer. Other sights worth visiting are: The space rocket monument and Stalin bunker which are fascinating reminders of the city's soviet past. De-stressing tips: Sunbathing, swimming, playing beach volley, tasting local beer and food. Kid's experience: Good kids facilities on the beach. Lots of museums around the town. I liked: The weather and the city vibe."

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