The ocean is beautiful, and I love living near it.
I love how you can hear it when it's rough, and how the sound seems to mingle with the stormy sea winds. And love the soft sigh it seems to make when you're near enough to hear it when it's calm. I love the salty smell in the air near it, and the sound of the seabirds (which is just as well, since that one's an almost constant noise).
Here's a photo of the shimmering reflection of the full moon on the ocean; taken when the photos posted in the "M is for Moon" post were taken.