Why We Love The Coast

Paying a timely tribute to our oceans, we list some of the many ways we love life by the sea.

beach house

Squire Fox

Renewing Your Bond

It’s a strange fact of life that tragedies bring with them a renewed appreciation for the things we love most. After the devastating oil spill in the Gulf, we can’t help but see all of our coastlines in a new light. They are beautiful and peaceful, strong and majestic, alluring and rejuvenating. But they are also fragile wonders to be handled with care. We want to encourage ocean lovers everywhere to renew your bond with the beach! Head to your favorite seaside place, nap in a hammock, cruise on a boat, surf on a board, watch birds take flight, build sand castles with the littlest beach bums in your family. Here’s a few ways we love life by the sea.

swimming pool

Melanie Acevedo

Having Fun

At the beach, no one raises an eyebrow when the adults act like kids.

beach umbrella

David Tsay

Hanging Out

Lounging under an umbrella for nine straight hours is considered normal.

beach shoreline

Squire Fox

Living Free

Our best memories are made there—on vacation, on a sunset walk, on a dare on a surfboard ...

beach car picnic

Paul Costello

Dressing Down

At get-togethers, the dress code is always “come as you are.”

beach chair nap


Resting Peacefully

It’s where we seem to get our best night’s sleep. 

kids eating ice cream

Chris Jacobson

Feeding Your Appetite

Food tastes better at the shore. In fact, you’re practically required to indulge. Ice cream before noon? But of course!

shore bird

Squire Fox

Appreciating Nature

Sea lions honk. Dolphins smile. Pelicans dive. Crabs crawl sideways—how great is that?

couple on porch

Kim Cornelison

Moving Slowly

When you’re on “beach time,” everything is go with the flow. No schedules. No rushing. No stress.

cocktail hour

Jennifer Davick

Toasting the Shore

Cocktail hour is really a race between you and the melting ice.

girls eating watermelon

Melanie Acevedo

Enjoying the Sun

Everybody smiles bigger when they have a sun-kissed glow on their cheeks.

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