We rented a vacation house for the first time ever and it really made all the difference. We could all hang out together, not in some cramped hotel room. We could cook, relax, and the view! The view was amazing. We were just a staircase away from the ocean. Just relaxing and beautiful.
It's a rocky beach and the weather was pretty cool, so it was more of a digging in the sand, tide-pooling sort of beach vacation.
Here is the lighthouse just to the left of us. This was taken from the deck.
And this is right out the back door