We will be traveling from Anahiem north on the I5 to the Manteca/Lathrop area. along the way we want to take our kids to see one of the great beaches in so cal. we are travelling on the I5 and dont want to venture off the I5 too far, what would be a good beach to visit? the Santa Monica Pier maybe? We just want to spent about an hour at the beach, take some pics. put our feet in the ocean.