Our family with 2 daughters, ages 7 & 9 are planning on visiting Legoland/Sea World as well as spend a week at Disneyland. We were thinking we would like a relaxing week of beach fun in between our theme park adventures. We're considering either Carlsbad Beach or Huntington Beach.
Is one or the other a more family friendly and safe beach? Is one or the other a more affordable destination? Ideally we'd like to rent a beach cottage/condo and be able to walk down to the beach each day.
Thanks for any tips!