Yes I've gone to the beach a few times now. And for once I'm not completely burned. YAY!! I was using spf 50 though. :o) I am such a delicate person. That picture is Santa Monica from Monday and Wednesday I went to Malibu. It was so nice to relax and listen to the waves. It is so different in NorCal. For one thing you can't wear shorts at the beaches there. Big difference.