We are now a full 2nd week in to summer!! The weather has been great and we have discovered that this summer will be all about the ocean. The girls are so interested in Mermaids (with the help of Coney Islands Mermaid Parade and Dora). They are learning to swim, love collecting seashells, sea creatures and request to go to the beach almost everyday. I must say with it only being 2 full weekends into the summer we have visited 3 beaches in New York/New Jersey…don’t you just love New York in the summer! This year Vita (Vittoria) is enjoying her feet in the sand…. Lucky for me; now I am only responsible for carrying bags & Etc Etc Etc 🙂 :). So far in our experience we highly recommend visiting Coney Island, as top beach for eclectic entertainment, landmark exhibits and rides, and of course the ocean. Here are some of our favorite oceanic images!