This beach stretches for two miles and is very close to the bridge from San Diego downtown. It’s just perfect for families. You will get spotless white sands and gentle, warm water. There is swimming, surfing, kite flying, boarding, beach volleyball, rollerblading, biking, and sandcastle building. Enjoy the pathways or any of the many activities. The weather is awesome too. Smoking is not allowed on the beach. The tide pools are full of sea creatures that the kids love. However there is just one great property on this stretch of sand – the Victorian-style Hotel del Coronado. It offers a striking background though.
Here you will find clear and warm water, seashell-dotted white sand, and plenty f nature activities. There is a huge lagoon at North Beach where the water never gets deeper than 3 feet so it is like a massive natural kiddie pool. The water is very clear too. Walk to the playground if you want shade. This is where you will get all the snacks. Drive to the Gulf Pier for a chance to spot dolphins. You can also explore the Spanish-American War cannon and fort if you are interested, or ride a bike on a nature trail.
Hilton Head has 12 miles of shoreline, but it doesn’t get better than Coligny. The water is really calm and shallow, so you never have to worry about the kids. It stays just 3 feet deep up to 30 yards. Allow your little swimmer to peek into tidal pools to find beach treasures. Let her collect seashells and sand dollars. The beach has hard-picked sand, which is just perfect for biking and building castles. Three-wheeled bikes are available for rent. Visit the Coligny Plaza just across the street once you have had enough. Enjoy all the entertainment here like magic shows and more.
Coast Guard Beach can be your classic Cape Cod vacation. There is virtually endless sand and surf here. Go to the Salt Pond Visitor Center to learn about all the free programs like nature walks with a ranger, campfire nights for families, surf lessons and beach yoga. You can rent bikes, surfboards and kayaks. Enjoy the 39 kilometer or 24 mile bike path. You can explore the marsh too. There are lifeguards and changing rooms at the beach. There is a miniature golf course as well.
You will often find the rich and famous taking a stroll here. There is the endless Atlantic on one side, and historic mansions dot the other. The white sand beach is wide. There are many snack bars and umbrella rentals. There are lifeguards everywhere. There is a summer concert series too. You will find many shopping options along the tree-lined streets. Arrive early as parking can be pricey.