We just go back from our Beach Vacation!! We took Maddie last year, but she never saw the beach. Her daddy was to worried to take her. But this year he let her go. (sorta) Mostly carrying her, bringing bottles and bottles of bottled water in case she got sand near her face or in her eyes. I think he let her touch the sand once. She did love running on the sand, putting her feet in the water, and watching her brothers run around. It was so much fun, I'd love to go back for another week! She is getting so big! She is true to being two and even having an advanced dose of terrible twos. Hope it gets better when she can talk more! But she is still cute as a button!