Who doesn’t love a family day at the beach? There’s something special about frolicking in the waves, building sand castles and soaking up the sun. Nothing adds to the magic like a spectacular one-of-a-kind beach. Go beyond the typical shore day and have an extraordinary experience with your family at these unique beaches around the country.
A colorful spot, Pfeiffer beach has the distinction of having rare purple sand. The beach gets its distinctive coloring from quartz and manganese garnet that washes down from the hills. A hidden haven, it’s easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there. Though cold water temperature and rough waves make it less than ideal for swimming, kids will love climbing and scrambling up the giant rock formations found here.