When you think about spending time playing in the sand, what states come to your mind? Florida? Alabama? California? How about New Mexico? No matter where you are in the United States, there are chances to enjoy playing in the sand. White Sands National Monument offers some of the most beautiful sand dunes where you can “dig, sled, roll and run”. Take a look at Michelle from A Local Wander who spent the day on the sand dunes with her family.

New Mexico sand dunes

Playing in the Sand

Read the full review of her day at White Sands National Monument

white sands national monument with kids

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My Kids Playing in the Sand

Here is our latest fun day where we spent time playing in the sand. A few states away from the sand dunes in New Mexico. We spent the entire week making memories at Navarre Beach in Florida.

Playing in the sand in Florida

Playing in the sand in Florida

kids on beach

Where do you go when you want to enjoy playing in the sand? I’d love to hear or see your pictures.

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Navarre Beach, Florida

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

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  1. May 19, 2013  6:36 pm by michelle Reply

    Is that beach on the gulf side? I definitely need to go there-I've only been to Ft. Lauderdale. Thanks for the feature, too!

  2. May 19, 2013  7:51 pm by Sharon Williams Reply

    Michelle, Navarre is up near Pensacola on the panhandle.

  3. May 19, 2013  10:41 pm by Kiera @easytravelmom Reply

    I am personally a pool girl because I hate the mess of sand... but there is nothing like sinking one's feet into sand and this makes me want to! Sadly we don't have a beach vacation for 3 more months! We always try to do beach and pool as my husband is all about the beach.

  4. May 20, 2013  11:06 am by Terri @ Travel 50 States with Kids Reply

    I read somewhere that all you need to make kids happy on a vacation is sand and water. It's so true. My kids still love building sand castles, but they are getting much more complex now.

  5. August 7, 2014  3:52 pm by Cami Reply

    That looks gorgeous! I love the idea of "sledding" down the sand!

  6. March 31, 2015  2:47 pm by harriet Reply

    I wish that I could be on a sandy beach somewhere right now. That looks so fun!

  7. August 14, 2015  9:23 pm by Inspiring Kitchen Reply

    This is my idea of a peaceful vacation. Resting on the beach in the sunshine. Lovely.

  8. September 1, 2015  5:13 pm by Jennifer B Reply

    we love our sandy beaches here in Florida! I would love to visit some of these other places though!

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