On our trip to the NE US, we’d (ok—I would—my son doesn’t care) love to stop by a beach for a weekend. We hope to travel by Amtrack, so I don’t think we can get to Virginia Beach.

Requirement 1: WAVES My last couple beach visits have been dismally flat water—I need waves!

Non-requirement 1: bath-water temps. I’m cold-water hardy, am heading to an outdoor pool on this mid-60s day, and one of my favorite beaches in the world is in the North Sea. Water temps might reach 60, but the waves are always wonderful.

Any suggestions?