About Me

my dog at the beach

Hi, I’m Ryan Nelson! I live in the Hamptons, out on Long Island, near Ponquogue Beach. The beach is a place where I can find peace and serenity. It’s a place where I can sit and clear my head. The waves crashing on the shore somehow helps me to relax, while also reminding me that I am far from the stressors of daily life.


The sand is always warm under my feet, which adds to the feeling of tranquility. Another way that the beach provides solace for me, is when I walk along the water’s edge and get lost in the waves’ rhythm. It’s calming in a way that no other place can be for me.

My Dog Loves The Beach!

poodle at the beach

I love bringing my dog, Gabe, to the beach because of the incredible feeling that you get watching him enjoy himself when you are there. Running through the surf; chasing the piping plovers; vaulting himself off the dunes; chasing sticks and tennis balls.

I also find it very therapeutic when I am having a bad day, because when I watch my dog playing happily in the sand, it reminds me that everything will be alright and that there are more important things to worry about.

Family Time

I love bringing my family to the beach. I grew up going every summer and now that I have my own, I can’t wait to share the joy with them. From building sandcastles and surfing, to playing in the waves and collecting seashells, there is always something for everyone to do.

Having fun at the beach doesn’t need to be expensive, it can be as simple as playing in the sand with a bucket and shovel or spending time in nature.

Simple Enjoyments

I’ve always found that the best way to have fun at the beach is by just enjoying myself. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on it either. You can have just as much fun playing in sand with a bucket and shovel or going for hikes around nature while you enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

I love beaches because it is one of my favorite places to be. I feel so much freedom and happiness when I am near a body of water. It really grounds me and calms me down.

There are a lot of things that I love about beaches. The first one is that they have the most stunning views that are unlike any other place in the world. They have such a calming effect on me, whenever I am feeling stressed or anxious, all I need to do is go to a beach and all my worries are gone for the day.