The Associated Press

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family spent more than two hours at a private beach Wednesday and then he grabbed two big bags of fried seafood for lunch.

Obama visited the beach with his family after making brief remarks outside his rented compound on Martha's Vineyard about the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Obama visited the Oyster Watcha beach with first lady Michelle Obama, his two young daughters and family friends. His motorcade then drove to downtown Oak Bluffs for fried seafood,including calamari, scallops, shrimp and clam strips.

Sasha, the Obamas' 8-year-old daughter, sat on the president's lap while they waited for their order. Before leaving Obama posed for pictures with patrons and the restaurant's staff.

They took the food to the nearby home of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, also on Martha's Vineyard.