05/09/2012 07:34 am ET Updated Jul 09, 2012

6 East Coast Beaches For Family Getaways (PHOTOS)

Childhood memories of sand castles, dripping ice-cream cones and jumping waves are at the core of our craving for summer. If you feel like ditching the car and the same old beach retreats, consider staying at one of these delightful ocean-perched properties around the Northeast, all perfect for families and easily accessible without the car.

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--Allison Tibaldi

6 East Coast Beaches for Family Getaways