8 Best family-friendly beach resorts on the East Coast

Stonehurst Manor, North Conway: Year-round outdoor fun with hiking, ziplining, life-size chess, and snowshoeing, plus inclusive dinner packages and pet-friendly options.

White Mountains, New Hampshire

Chatham Bar Inn Resort & Spa: This luxury resort combines sophistication with a prime waterfront location, perfect for a family getaway. Spend your days in a beach cabana with food and beverages delivered, and let the kids swim in the protected, tranquil waters. 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Whiteface Lodge: Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, this resort offers a summer camp-like atmosphere for families. Enjoy the expansive Adirondack Park with activities such as lake cruises, canoeing, kayaking, tennis, pickleball, and nearby golf courses. 

Lake Placid & Hudson Valley, New York

Mohonk Mountain House: A short drive from New York City, this inclusive resort offers three meals daily, afternoon tea, yoga, meditation, fitness classes, guided hikes, year-round outdoor activities, golf, private tennis reservations, and nightly entertainment. 

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City: This hotel, recognized as Ocean City’s Hotel of the Year, features bayfront views, a central location near the Boardwalk and Jolly Roger Amusement Park, a hot breakfast buffet, 24-hour fitness center, heated pools, and spacious suites with free Wi-Fi and kitchens.

Ocean City, Maryland

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel: Experience the charm of a Victorian-style beach resort with modern conveniences like room service and complimentary Wi-Fi. Families can enjoy the indoor-outdoor swimming pool and the resort’s beach towels for easy access to the beach. 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Sanderling Resort: The only full-service resort in the Outer Banks, offering vacation home rentals and guest rooms between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound. Enjoy two outdoor pools, an indoor pool with a hot tub, and three private beach accesses. 

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island: This award-winning resort offers family-friendly amenities such as multiple on-site restaurants, a lagoon-style pool, a full-service spa, tennis, golf, bike rentals, and easy beach access. 

South Carolina