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GALVESTON, Texas - A popular vacation website has named Galveston s Stewart Beach as one of its 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2013.

Nearly half of all families consider the cleanliness of a beach to be the most significant quality, according to our survey. Other important factors include safe waters with a lifeguard on duty, and nearby restaurants, accommodations and entertainment, says FamilyVacationCritic.com.

The website says you ll pay to park at Stewart Beach, but it comes with clean restrooms, changing tables, and showers. There s a small shop for snacks and drinks, and of course there are lifeguards on duty with regular patrols.

The website also noted Stewart s family-friendly events held throughout the summer, including volleyball competitions and sandcastle contests.

Other beaches that made the top ten list include Beach Haven - Beach Haven, N.J., Bethany Beach - Bethany Beach, Del., and Coquina Beach - Nags Head, N.C.

More:

http://www.familyvacationcritic.com/10-best-beaches-for-families-2013/art/

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