It is the primary reason you take a beach vacation. Tested Travel loved our time at Nags Head beach.
We lucked out -- the water was not too cold. The waves were big, but not too big. And, there were relatively few jelly fish. To boot, we had dolphin sightings nearly every day. Always very exciting!
Watching the sun rise over the ocean is a magical and beautiful sight. It renews your faith in life -- no matter what happens, every day the sun rises.
Perhaps not what you are looking for in a beach vacation, watching storms roll over the beach can be beautiful. The light plays against the clouds creating unique shapes and colors. If you are lucky you will see a nighttime lightning storm (like we did!). Otherworldy!