You can't swim on the beach I prefer to be at the Ocean when it's really hot out and it's not too busy. I do like to swim in pools too though. It just depends on the mood and what are plans are for the day.
I love the beach. Pools are okay, but I would rather sit on the beach and then run in and jump the waves. Something about the day at the beach, it always knocks me out by night time. The salty air does something to me.
I hang out on the beach during the day and then late afternoon I go to the pool. That has been my vacation routine as far back as I can remember. I like to spend more time on the beach because I can go to the pool anytime when I'm home.