Once you've lived on or visited a coast - east, west, or in the unique place we do - you become addicted to the sea.
So here are 10 awesome quotes that put it better than we ever could.
"On the beach you can live in bliss." Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea." e.e. Cummings
"Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissings the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away." Sarah Kay
"To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?" Walt Whitman
"A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean." Henry Grunwald
"After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world." Pam Shaw
"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude." Jeanne Moreau
"I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought." Helen Keller
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." Wyland
"Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think." Robert Henri