We spent several evenings on the beach. Gwen was thrilled to run and roll around in the sand. She wanted less to do with the ocean and one day had a huge temper tantrum because she didn't even want to go down on the beach. Cole also enjoyed the sand but he was extremely excited when he discovered a large sandcastle with a moat. He ended up walking in the moat and was wet up to his waist! He wanted to play in little splash pools of warmer ocean water and discover things that had been washed a shore.