Those searching for the quintessential beach town will find it, and more, in the classic community of Summerland. This seaside town offers a village-like feel, with antique stores and historical landmarks. Lookout Park Beach, also called Summerland Beach, offers a cliffside view of the sand and water below, along with a playground and picnic tables. Wear sturdy shoes, though. The area and its beaches are known for producing a natural black tar that commonly coats the soles of a visitor’s feet and shoes.