The beach, for me, is good for two things - sleeping and eating. Sometimes, when I can sleep or eat any longer, I'll read, but I basically concentrate all my energies on those two things. Little Miss also embraced both during vacation. I will say she embraced the snacking more than the sleeping, but she was great and took a nap at the beach all of the days. She'd either nap on Husband or start on Husband and transition to the blanket. This is progress over last year when I'd have to take her back to the hotel and have her nap there every afternoon.