Monterey Bay, CA

ha how come I did not see this when I asked has anyone been to Monteray?

Well in the tv series Big Little Lies one of the characters works at the aquarium and there are a lot of shots of them walking along the beach, some live in houses on the beach, and some of them go surfing.

I don't live near the beach but I understand the appeal of it for people that do. If you lucky enough to have a bach (a beachhouse) then its a great lifestyle. In NZ we have a town called Kaikoura famous for whale watching as the whales come up really close to the land, as the sea is quite deep there.