When I was younger, much younger, I lived in a house that was right on the beach. If you have never lived less than 50 yards from the ocean, I recommend renting a house for a week, that sits on the beach. I do miss those days; I am a beach bum at heart. Recently though I have been able to have dinner several times, overlooking the ocean.
I am grateful that I am able to travel and enjoy the Pacific ocean, every now and then.