We spent the 4th of July at my in-laws house in Laguna Beach. It's a private beach so it wasn't crowded, and their condo is steps from the sand. This makes beaching it with a 5 month old so convenient! When it's time to feed her, or put her down for her nap, we simply go back up to the condo. The best part is that I can still enjoy the sun from a lounge chair on their deck.