Summers here are hot, humid, and stormy, and there is not much weather variation from late June to the middle of September. If you want to go to the beach, usually early mornings or late afternoons are best.
Somehow, August 13 had not a drop of rain, and the sky was blue from morning until evening—making it a perfect beach day.
The water was warm, and we were able to swim into the evening hours. The parking lot closes by 8 p.m., about the time the photo above was taken.