It's not as pretty as Hawaii is but it is the ocean and there are palm trees, here and there anyway.
These were taken at the state park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The concrete board walk was built by the state, apparently to make some income. If you want to walk on the boardwalk to sight see they charge you $2 per person. If you want to fish off of the boardwalk you get charged $8 per person. Taking a picture under the boardwalk was free!