Cupid's Pulse Article: Vacation Destinations: Top 5 Beach VacationsCupid's Pulse Article: Vacation Destinations: Top 5 Beach Vacations

By Bonnie Griffin

Now that summer is here, it is time to choose your vacation destination, and what better place to go than to hit the beach? A good beach vacation can be a ton of fun, and it is an affordable way to take the family on a getaway filled with excitement and time in the sun. Some of the beach vacation location options might surprise you.

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to find the best beaches for your summer vacation destination.

Not only does the beach offer a great place to get a tan and cool off in the water, but it can be affordable as well. Cupid has the top five beach vacation destinations for you and your family:

1. Williamsburg, Virginia: Williamsburg is more than a beautiful historic community. It also houses the beautiful Virginia Beach. Better yet, should you tire of long strolls on the beach, Williamsburg has numerous tourist attractions including the American Revolution Museum and the Busch Gardens theme park.

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2. Daytona Beach, Florida: According to, Daytona Beach has more than 23 miles of sandy beaches. Known for the Daytona International Speedway, this beach location has more to offer than sand dunes and beautiful blue waves. Visitors can enjoy the many shopping locations, water parks, and museums throughout the city.

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3. Monterey, California: Monterey has numerous beach vacations for your family to enjoy. If you’re looking for something a little more remote, you can even check out the Del Monte Beach, which is more tucked away than the more popular stretches of the beach. You can also do some shopping and visit the aquarium while you are in Monterey.

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4. Wellfleet, Massachusetts: You might not automatically think “beach” when you think about Massachusetts, but there is no denying the beauty of the Bound Brook Island Beach in Wellfleet. Wellfleet is flanked by pretty beaches, and nature trails where you and your family can learn about the environment around you on your trip.

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5. Captiva Island, Florida: Unlike some of its more widely known locations, Captiva Island is a smaller island in Florida where you can really take your time and relax. Just grab the family and your fishing rods, and enjoy the tranquil beach along Captiva’s beautiful shores.

What are some of your favorite beach vacation locations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.