Are you going to be there?Rotary Beach inside Thompson Bay. No alcohol on the beach, so nobody wants to park there. It is also really shallow so you can moor out and let the kids play in the knee deep water. But you are still close enough to see the action go by!
Gene Wash Cove aka California Cove aka Palm Tree Cove, just south of the pumping station is pretty mellow. No beach but a bunch of great jumping rocks for the kids.
Quit tell lies. That cove sucks. There are prop eating monsters and the jumping rocks you speak of are razor sharp. And the people from Compton run the place. It's horrible.Gene's wash, between the pumping station and the dam is a great place for families to hang out.