We make sure to go to the beach everyday. It like playing in the backyard for us. Most days the kids want to put their swim suits on and get in the water but some days all we have time for is a beach walk or to watch the sunset.
We walked pretty far from out condo one day and Tucker found a log that he really wanted to bring back. We helped him drag it all the way back and then he put it on the rocks and never played with it again.
I have mixed feelings about sand. I love how it can feel warm in the sun. Going for walks on the sand is great too. I think the different layers and colors in the sand are cool. But I hate how it gets everywhere. Our house is so sandy ALL. THE. TIME. I have to brush off my bed every night because there is sand in the sheets.
Scarlett has a way of getting tons of sand stuck in her swimsuit. All the kids come away from the beach sandy but Scarlett somehow has 3 times as much sand inside her swimsuit as everyone else.