Need some beach time. Suggestions please.


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    • #33653

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Need to take bride of admin and the 4-year-old to a beach soon. Looking for suggestions for good beaches and hotel within walking distance.  Can be anywhere in USA or mehico, but Socal is probably the easiest.  San Diego maybe.

    • #33654

      St George Ute
      Ute Fan
      @stgeorgeute

      In SoCal I like Newport Beach best, but there are lots that I haven’t been to which may be more kid friendly. I’m not a fan of Laguna beach. My limited experience with my kids there was that the sand is very course and sharp. Our feet were scraped up pretty bad on that one. Venice Beach is dirty (my opinion). Here’s a list of other possibilities:

      SoCal’s Kid Friendly Beaches

    • #33655
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      UteBacker
      Ute Fan
      @utebacker

      You can’t beat San Diego.  They have fantastic beaches.  We’re not ones for the tourist attractions (Sea World, Lego Land, etc) but that may interest you since you have a small one.  We love Old Town (fantastic mexican food), a ride over the Coronado bridge, golf, or maybe a Padres game.  You can always go into Mexico if you want as they have some pretty good beaches south of Tiujana, but the site of military protection everywhere makes me a little nervous!  We always have plenty to do in San Diego so don’t venture south much.

      Parking at some of the beaches is really tough so finding a place to stay near the beach is wise.  We’ve found a couple of great situations on Airbnb that were really economical (and had driveways for parking).  

      Have fun!

       

    • #33656

      Rick
      Ute Fan
      @rickyrules

      My two favorites in SoCal are the Hotel Del Corinado in San Diego/Corinado Island and Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.  Both hotels are right on the beach and both beaches are really awesome.  

    • #33658
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      NavyUte
      Ute Fan
      @navyute

      June gloom in San Diego can suck this time of year. Puerto Vallarta is cheaper minus the flight and good if you are down for all-inclusive. Also has jungle tours, and near where Arnold said “get to da Choppa!!”

      • #33668

        Riot West
        Ute Fan
        @riotwest

        This is important. Southern California in June is cold as s**t and the beach cities are cloudy. Santa Monica, Hermosa, San Diego all aren’t worth visiting in June. Already, it’s warm where I work in the valley and by the time I drive to my house in one of the beach cities, it’s cloud covered and chilly.

        But, if you have to go, I’d recommend Hermosa Beach. Fun places to eat and drink within walking distance. It’s kid friendly. Trails up and down the Strand for biking/walking etc. (And you can rent bikes/trailers per hour or for the day and ride around with the kid in tow.)

        I like staying at at the Beach House. http://www.beach-house.com/hermosa-beach/.

        ETA: Plenty of eye candy. Ride bikes down to Redondo Beach Pier from Hermosa Beach for some crab and shrimp, creepy arcade, etc.

      • #33670

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        June gloom.  Never heard of that before. That’s kind of a bummer but thanks for the info.  We want to be HOT on the sand, in the ocean, with little guy digging in the sand.

        • #33671

          Riot West
          Ute Fan
          @riotwest

          Cabo San Lucas. You’re welcome.

          • #33674

            Tony
            Admin/Founder
            @admin

            Cabo is our go-to.  Love it.  Been there probably 10 times.  Problem is the resorts we have done the tide is so violent they don’t even let you go on the beach.

            • #33679

              Rick
              Ute Fan
              @rickyrules

              If you like Cabo try Grand Fiesta Americana next time and the whale watching season there is fabulous.  Just stay only the Cabo side so you can enjoy the ocean.

        • #33673
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          Riot West
          Ute Fan
          @riotwest

          They like to rhyme down here. May Gray and June Gloom. We have nicer weather in December and January than May and June…

    • #33664
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      Ute_tastic
      Ute Fan
      @ctbo139pk

      Ok I have 2 suggestions. first is the Carlsbad Seapointe Resort in SoCal. great condo style resort that is across the street from the pacific ocean. not crowded when we were there during the week before UEA weekend. The ocean is on the cool side with surf-able waves this is also very close to Legoland and in between SD and LA. Second is Casa Del Mar Beach Resort on Longboat Key, FL. Another condo style resort right off the beach to the Gulf of Mexico. Longboat Key is just north of Sarasota. It’s about 2 hours away from Orlando and 1 hour south of Tampa Bay. The gulf is warm with almost no surf which is good for young kids. Longboat Key is off the beaten path and the beach is private so no loud parties. Let me know if you want any more info.

      • #33672

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        My best bud has a condo on the beach in Tampa, free for me to use.  I like socal because it’s only 2 hours of flying for the 4-year-old, but free is a good price for lodging and the beach looks nice.

    • #33665
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      Tacoma Ute
      Ute Fan
      @tacomaute

      Open your wallet and go to the Seychelles! 😉

      • #33669

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Just googled Seychelles.  Could that be any farther away from SLC?  With the 4 year old anything more than a few hours of flying might be rough.

    • #33667

      RedLine
      Ute Fan
      @redline

      Another vote for SoCal. Was in Cardiff a few months ago.  Great place to visit. Lots of attractions in nearby San Diego. 

    • #33675

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Hmm temps in San Diego even in late June only in the low to mid 70’s.  Boo.

    • #33677

      Utahute72
      Ute Fan
      @utahute72

      Poipu on the island of Kauai.

    • #33678
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      RiptideRush
      Ute Fan
      @riptiderush

      Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort & Spa FTW! I’m headed there this weekend. Beach, Kids club, great pool for the kid.

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