Believe it or not, we have not been to the beach at all this summer. We have a membership to this awesome place called Moody Gardens and one of the things they have is a man made beach. It is a lot cleaner and a lot less crowded than the beach so we have been going there instead. This week though the kids were dieing to go to the real beach. We have a little beach about 15 minutes from our house so we decided to go there. The kids all loved it, except for Ariah. I don't think she liked all the noise.