If you lived near, or was able to get to, a beach, any beach, wouldn't you go? As a dog, my answer is an immediate YES! Yes, I would go, even if I had to wear a leash the whole time.
January is Walk a Pet Month. However, if you answered "yes" to the above question, it shouldn't matter the holiday is. You should be taking advantage of your location, and walking your dog. Every chance you get. You will be like Santa to us dogs, giving us the perfect gift. We'll get nice smells, fresh air, chances to practice greeting other dogs and people, and exercise. Exercise is important for you and me.