Yes we have a lovely swimming beach about 3 mins drive away. I've been looking forward to getting into it, but its been a bit cold yet. Can't really have a proper swim with the kids though, cause missy just likes to paddle or cling although DS is a good swimmer, its not really safe to leave him and go off for a decent length. If I can get hubby to come along then we'll be OK, but that hardly ever happens because our work schedules don't really allow for that very often. I guess where there is a will there is a way, so I need to not make excuses and just make it happen.