Going on holiday with the kids can be a daunting task. You're trying to relax, read your book, get your tanning on, but every five seconds you have to jump up to make sure that your kids aren't trying to swallow peddles, getting swept up in the tide, or falling off a cliff...that's why we have chosen 15 of the safest and most family-friendly beaches to head to on this year's summer holiday. Destinations where you can chill out in beachy paradise, knowing the kids are safe and not going anywhere.
Cala Llenya, Ibiza
This contoured stretch of white sand with its back drop of green pine trees is the most family-friendly beach on the whole island of Ibiza. The water is smooth and shallow, great for splashing around and there are pedalos to hire to keep the kids entertained. It is an Ibiza paradise for a quiet family holiday.
The Makarska area is the coastal stretch of Croatia with the least bustling nightlife scene, so the towns and resorts will be better suited for a quieter family holiday. There are numerous beaches to choose from, most of which can be found in quiet bays with small-pebbled beaches splashed with the turquoise blue waters perfect for swimming or taking a banana boat ride.
Lindos, Rhodes, Greece
Lindos has two beaches, one large and one small, but both with perfectly fine golden sand and clear, shallow waters which are perfect for kids of all ages. There are plenty of sunbeds and numerous umbrellas for when the hot sun gets too much. Hiring pedalos and sea kayaks is also an option, especially if looking to keep everyone entertained.
This small beach resort is on the beautiful French Riviera. It is a picturesque, colourful seaside town with a nice stretch of pebbly beach surrounded by calm shallow waters where you can watch the boats coming in to the harbour. There are always lifeguards present and don't miss out on all the delicious ice cream spots on the beach front.
Morgat, Brittany, France
Morgat is one of the finest beaches in Brittany and its long expanse of golden soft sand is suitable for children of all ages to run around on. For the adventurous families out there, there are numerous watersports to choose from including kayaking, windsurfing and the most popular in the area, sailing.