We were a little worried that Garrett wouldn't like swimming in the ocean, since he had never been before. We went to Francis Bay our first day on the island, and he wasn't too thrilled with it. When we went to another beach the next day, he was tenative at first, but by the end of the day, he was having the best time playing in the sand and water. He loved to float around in his little boat, would stick his face in the water while trying to reach his toes, and basically smiled all day long. Good--don't know what we would do with a baby who didn't like the water!