Strangely enough both kids had their 1st experience at the beach here in Florida. We live near the beach and yet it has worked out that we were down here in Florida for Easter when they went the 1st time.It was still a bit too cold for Caitlin to put her little toes in, but Dominic ran in w/ Grammy and got his shorts a bit wet when a wave hit him. By the time he fed the birds and came home he was dry.The kids love being here w/ Grammy and Gramps. I think the grandparents are loving it as well. =) Dominic remembers them, of course, and so warmed up right away. But he's been a bit shy w/ everyone else.