We're in Florida, and went to see the water twice. First on the Gulf side:
The water's quite calm, and warm! It was shallow for a very long way. Remarkable, to me, to be swimming in March! The joys of Florida.
A few days later we went to the Atlantic side:
The water is cold! Even the water in the tidal pools is cold. Nobody's in the water. We waded a bit, just to see.
So nice to have these options tho, isn't it?