My husband uses a wheelchair these days, so we're always looking for places where we can stroll outdoors on smooth walkways, boardwalks, and greenways. Huntington Beach is a natural wonder--pristine beaches, marshes, inlets, birds, alligators (safely sunning in the marsh)--within reach for anyone in a wheelchair (or stroller). A boardwalk path leads up to the beach (you will need a beach chair to actually get across the sand), providing sweeping ocean views. Stroll the paths and side roads through the marsh to see alligators, herons, egrets, and ducks; and don't miss the wooden Marsh Boardwalk out over the water. The water is so clear below you can see crabs scuttling along the sand, and the built in benches make this a perfect spot to sit for a bit with a book, binoculars, or a picnic lunch. What a relaxing, quiet, and all-natural alternative to the bustling action of the Grand Strand. There's also a small gift shop selling snacks and drinks, plus clean, disability-accessible restrooms. If you're able and depending on the season, bring bikes, swim and sand gear, food, and spend the whole day. The park is also home to the Atalaya mansion/fortress. Spend the $2 to tour inside, or walk around the perimeter to get a sense of what it was like to live in this ocean side paradise.