Best beaches for kids
Frederick Drew of Bethpage was just 1 week old when his parents brought him for his first visit to the ocean. Denise and Danny Drew tucked their newborn in his stroller and wheeled him along the boardwalk. Sister Meghan, 22 months, got to romp on the playground next to the boards. Spending time at Jones Beach is like you're on vacation, Denise Drew says.
Kids like to feel like they're on vacation, too, and at these beaches, it's kid paradise.
- Compiled by Beth Whitehouse
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