Crowds, sand, sunburn, children. The beach is an absolute nightmare. It’s loud, crowded and dirty. And unless you live within walking distance of the beach, most people have to drive quite a distance in order to get there. Then they get there, and all people do is sit around and do nothing. I can do nothing at home.
The ocean is nothing special either. I would much rather chill in a swimming pool with a drink in my hand than go play in the salty ocean. I’ve stepped on a fair share of hermit crabs when I was a kid. Don’t have that problem at all with swimming pools.
Then when you’re done, I hope you like sand! The sand you track back with you will be in your backpack, blankets, swimsuit, and all throughout your car for the next 3 years