I can’t stand the beach, even though I’ve lived by it all my life. I was told that once that when I was small, I went too far and the ocean waves tossed me around like a rag doll and I was scared of water for a solid 5 years. I can’t stand sunlight on my skin as well that’s the biggest reason. My brother also told me that I had dug giant trenches into the sand to get out of the sun, good times.
While I’ve never lived by the beach, it’s always been a 3-5 hour drive. Oregon beach water is always cold, so playing and walking on the beach is all you can do. Despite that, I love visiting the coast. The salty sea air smells so nice.