Beach Day in Nova Scotia

What could be better than birds returning from their winter homes singing songs after the long winter or watching new growth in the forest? 
 At the risk of being identified as Canadian I apologize for commenting about a hot sandy beach with sand and water all around when we are only seeing the signs of early spring.
The thought of a trip to the beach complete with a picnic dinner and sand all around is almost too much to consider but then I think about the winter surfers braving the cold Atlantic water and realize there is no time like the present. 
 For me it is time to get a bag of paint and boards together with that picnic dinner.