Along a western ridge of the Long Beach Peninsula, these cozy cottages with fireplaces and unobstructed views of the dunes have been accommodating beach getaways since the early 1950s. A private ¼-mile path leads to the ocean's edge. Kitchens are stocked with cooking and dining essentials, but don't forget to do your dishes—there's a $25 fee if you don't. The sports court, volleyball, and play area make this a great place to bring kids. Two pets per cottage are welcome, too.