Rebekah has spent time on the beaches since she was 2 months old, and she was always tentative about the big ocean waves a little bit (here and here), but we decided on a trip to Jacksonville, FL, to let Rebekah walk in the Atlantic Ocean.
She was very tentative at first (noticed the clenched toes), but that may have been due to her dislike of anything dirty.
She eventually warmed up to the sand between her toes and the crashing waves, though.
She even willingly stepped into the ocean, although not too far.
At the end of our time there, she was picking up sea shells and letting the wet sand envelope her feet.