There are lots of places here in Oregon where you have sandy beaches to walk on, toss sticks to your dog, etc.
The fascinating places, at least to me, are the rocky outcrops and caldrons where the sea comes in boiling and roiling. Our favorite restaurant sits over one, a great place for a glass of wine and a good meal to stretch out for a couple of hours.
Good pics,Femmi~ what did your son want to do, go home and play video games? Mine was like that when he was that age.