We don't go to the beach often, and generally when we do it is just the bay-beach, not the ocean-beach. But when the sun is out, the weather is nice and the kiddos decide they are NOT in fact terrified of sand (it's like a 50/50 gamble) then a beach trip makes for a very fun family outing.
They like the sand! WHAT??? Not complaining, though, they had a blast. Papillon even let us bury her in the sand. Brilliant!