I never really thought of this until I pulled out my swimming suit to get ready for this summer.
My apartment complex has a pool on the other side of the complex and in the past I have just walked to to the pool (driving just seems silly since it's less than a quarter mile away.)
Last summer I never carried to the pool because, well, I'm sure there's no way to conceal in a bikini and I'm guessing chlorinated water is not great for my gun and who wants to leave it sitting under a beach towel where anyone can just come by and take it.
The pool is an easy fix, just drive to the pool and stow the weapon in the car until finished swimming (not entirely accessible, but better than nothing), but what of the beach?
The beach is a pretty public place (more so than just a pool) and sometimes you have to do quite a bit of walking to get to a place that's prime for swimming and sun bathing. Does one bring their gun and stick it in the bottom of their cooler? Does one leave it in their car and hope nothing goes down on the beach (which, is, of course, possible)? Does one bring a spouse or trusted friend to take turns watching the merchandise while the other frolics in the water? Does one avoid the lure of the beach all together?