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Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

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San Jose, California
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Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

I know the Playa Grande resort is on the Pacific side and the beaches there are rough and not swimmable, but what are the closest/ best options for beaches near Playa Grande? Is Medano Beach pretty much the best option? I'm looking for beaches which are safer for toddlers/ small kids (not necessarily for swimming but to play in the water and build sandcastles etc.).

Thanks much!!

Orange, Calif
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1. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

As far as I know, Medano is pretty much it. The closer to the Hacienda Resort the safer.

Orange, Calif
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2. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

As far as I know, Medano is pretty much it. The closer to the Hacienda Resort the safer.

Tacoma, Wash
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3. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

GNC nailed it...Medano Beach...but it can be steep in places for little ones...go as far toward town as possible...

In front of Hacienda or a bit farther is less sloped and more gentle..

Lincoln, California
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4. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Cannery beach would be fine for little kids, probably much better than Medano AND very close to PG

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5. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Haven't been there..good suggestion SJ...

Map here:

wikimapia.org/…20lucas

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6. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Probably the area where the + sign is located on this map. The beach bars are not too far from here but this area may be safest area for little one.

wikimapia.org/…46520

San Jose, California
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7. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Thanks much for all the responses!!

San Jose, California
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8. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Thanks much for all the responses. We did try out Cannery Beach and it was gorgeous. The views were great and the water quiet and friendly for kids to play/ swim in. I heard this beach can get crowded on the weekends as it is very popular with the locals, but we had a good time on a weekday. Thanks again!!

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9. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Cannery Beach and it's way less crowded than Medano Beach!

Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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10. Re: Safe beaches for small kids close to Playa Grande

Here is my TripWow video of Cannery Beach...along with the first part which is the Taco Trucks. I love to spend lots of time in this area...and for anyone staying near Playa Grande...it is so close. During the week I am about totally alone there...weekends, especially Sunday, it is full of wonderful local families enjoying their time off from work with the children.

The trip advisor post...

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g152515-i84-k69729…

Or just the TripWow video...

…tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-07ed-5dde-9ff6…

Edited: 2:26 pm, December 25, 2013