There really is nothing that can compare with the combination of a warm ocean breeze, warm salt water, and warm white sand. I love the sound of the surf. I find it exhilarating to gaze over the ocean and imagine Europe straight across from me (specifically Spain, I later googled). We are staying at the Marriott on Hilton Head Island. The beach is superb, food and service, not so much, but who am I to complain? They are moving us to the ocean-view room we had requested, today.