Where my family lives in France is very inland. Growing up, the only chance to see the sea was 2 weeks in August going to Noirmoutier. I went there every year until 2003.
I still can’t believe I live this close to the sea.
Whenever it was getting too much these last few months I would retreat to Penarth Pier and listen to the sea.
One day I will go back to Noirmoutier.