There is nothing better than summer nights when the air is that perfect temperature and you are perfectly content just sitting outside with friends and family. Those nights are so intoxicating you do not even realize the time passing by. We finally got to go to the beach and even though we were only there for a half an hour before it rained, just to smell the beach air and hear the ocean made it totally worth the drive. There is no sound more relaxing and tranquil than the sound of water. I would love to live within walking distance of the ocean some day. I had the pleasure of living by the beach in West Long Branch, NJ when I attended Monmouth University and loved being able to walk to the beach or even a lake without having to get into my car.