Best for Body Boarding
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Coronado, California

Families are drawn to this 18-mile sand-fringed peninsula (and the National Landmark 125-year-old Hotel del Coronado) between San Diego and the Pacific Ocean for its humidity-free climate and reliable-yet-not-intimidating surf, ideal for junior body boarders. Other activities include surf lessons from Coronado Surfing Academy (from $50 per person), beach volleyball, and bike rides along the coast.