When it's warm and there's a pleasant breeze, at least.
We found a great apartment -- it was right on the sea and had a pool.
This was our no kidding view from our patio--flowers, pool, table, sea.
The water, both in the sea and pool, was a tad bit cool, but that didn't stop the kids from playing and having a good time in it.
We even managed to find a starfish--and the next time we found him dining on a sea urchin!