This is what it's all about here. The ocean is an easy 20 minutes away, and completely accessible...no fees, no parking stickers, plenty of parking in the off season, and beaches that are never too crowded in or out of season. It's odd for me, as a New Yorker, to see people in bathing suits on the beach in early October, and it's likely that that will continue for yet another month to a lesser extent. It's also kinda fun to be there in the middle of a weekday without guilt or penalty! lol!