(Goblin is 24 months)
The beach is a great place to take kids come rain or shine (or snow for that matter). We are currently on holiday in the Gower next to a beach that is 3 miles long. The sea stays shallow for a long while so Goblin can wade in and not get out of his depth - which gives us a chance to catch up as he normally heads to the sea at speed. When we first visited this beach Goblin was 10 months. He crawled as fast as he could (which was fast) to the sea and spent the next hour playing in the surf. This year we visited at Easter and again in the Summer and Goblin hurled himself into the sea with zeal.
So I am not entirely sure why we thought the cold weather and rain would stop him trying to hurl himself in this time.His wellies were pretty good at keeping out the tide, until he waded in too deep and the water went over the top. This didn't seem to bother Goblin though. He would have waded in deeper if Hublet hadn't gone in and dragged him back to the shallows.
We finally enticed him out of the sea with a promise of cake. Unfortunately the beach cafe is quite far from the sea edge when the tide is out and Goblin spent the long walk back up the beach flitting between wails of "caaaake!" and getting distracted by shells and wet sand and pools formed by dips in the sand. It was quite comedic.
I'm linking this to the Magic Onions' Friday's Nature Table link up. If you get a chance go have a look at what others are up to.