Whenever I go for a walk at the beach, I always walk along The Strand - the paved walkway that runs along the ocean, rather than the sand itself.
Today, I went the extra few yards to walk along the edge of the water.
I was amazed, 1) how different it felt looking at the water rather than houses, and 2) how much harder it was to walk on the sand vs. pavement (my calves may not speak to me tomorrow).
The bonus: getting to see a herd (gaggle? bunch?) of dolphin, which I'd never have spotted from The Strand.