my SIL first trip to the OBX last year.....lol...(I recommend taking someone to the beach that has never seen it, they are so excited!!!!) he almost lost 2 cellphones the very first night, They went onto the beach at night to see the crabs, One phone light was blinking on/off with the ocean waves in the water and the other phone was on the sand. Phones came out of his pockets running around. I didn't think a phone would work after the ocean water but it did! the next day he bought a raft and attempted to jump in with his raft, hat on and a drink in his hand,,,,he didn't make it...lmao...a wave took him out the very first time, I warned him. some of my best vacations were with newbies.