Tracy, I think I got them. Get up early before everyone else does. I got up at sunrise and found lots of fabulous things. But to get an idea of how large the ocean is, you have to put something next to it. Or the shots will be blah. Like here in the desert. People who have never experienced the desert, snap shots of our saguaros but when they get home to look at the shots, they turn out rather boring.....so here's a hint:)
Shells are cool as well.
And definitely get yourself out there for sunset and sunrise. My rule? Coffee at dawn. Wine at sunset. Never let your camera leave your side.