Sand, sun, warmth and water. There can be no bad times on the beach.
Sometimes, we just need some R&R, and that’s what the beach is for. That, and swimming, reading, kayaking, fishing, volleyball, and stand-up paddleboarding. And games of catch. And sand castles. And moonlit strolls, or horseback riding (for the romantics). And tanning. And sunburns. And surfing, should you happen to find some waves. And eating home-made sandwiches.
On the beaches of Zephyr Cove and Asilomar and of other National Parks and protected lands, we hear the meditating sounds of the waves rolling in and out. We hear the sounds of children splashing. We listen to our hearts that say, “why would you ever leave this wonderful, magical, sandy place?” We listen to our crevasses that say, “for the love of Poseidon, please rinse this sand out of me.”