We went to the sea twice while we were there. Both days we waited until about 4pm or so, as it was easier on our pasty-white-children (although it still was 30* out).
The kids were pretty impressed with being able to pull over to the side of the road and instead of wheat or canola fields, there were grapes planted as far as you could see. Also the Palm, Fig and many other trees made it quite clear that we weren’t at home anymore (wherever that is)
One other great thing that we were able to do was meet a really interesting British couple who own a vineyard just outside of Caux called Mas Gabriel. They had a nice friendly cat to play with, and gave us a tour of their operation.