I started a new game over the weekend and I really like the Beach farm. I just upgraded to the steel axe and love all the open space. After clearing the garden spot that you can use sprinklers with, its plenty big enough for me. It just looks and feels good having a farm in the beach. It was very nice to offer the 1.5 update for free, I really appreciate it. Now to convince Emily to fall for a farm boy, lol.