We enjoyed a few days at the beach during our last visit to SLO. Yes the water was cold. You can always find someone in the water surfing though. We ventured out at low tide. Davis was first skeptical about the sand, naturally and kept saying "uppa" to be held. He was desensitized until we hit the water. I guess he forgot last summer and was timid until he learned it was water. From that point on, it was a battle to keep him from plunging into the ocean. He loved the feel of the undertow and running full speed and splashing. He was yelling "agua, agua, agua" down the beach. It was quite funny. He actually made it to probably thigh high water. Much braver than his mother. I'm sure this will be a favorite activity this summer.