The breeze is salty, the lawns are green, and white sand is only a few lazy steps from this summery resort on the city's coastal fringe. The seldom-crowded beach beyond the dunes fronts a mix of raised two- and three-bedroom bungalows with private balconies (some have hot tubs), two-bedroom deluxe villas, standard holiday units with combined kitchen/lounge areas, and budget vans. Also on offer are eco-tents—a trendy and quite pampered way to camp. It's a 20-minute drive
to the city, but the pools, many sports facilities, and barbecues are reasons enough to stay put.