The summer this year was boiling (very hot) and as usual many people went to the coast to enjoy the sea and the sand.
One of the main mistakes that Spanish people make when they talk about going to the beach is when they say "I took the sun" or something similar. In English, you need to use the verb "to sunbathe". So the correct sentence is: "I am sunbathing" or "Last week I was sunbathing".
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.