The much touted sea breeze is not to be diminished. Although the wind today was from the southwest (that is, from Sea Pines Beach Club towards Coligny Beach Park), I chose to cycle on the beach in the opposite direction with the wind in my face, not at my back as I would customarily have done. It was a brilliantly sunny day and the sea breeze of 8 km/h was welcome and relieving.
A sea breeze or onshore breeze is any wind that blows from a large body of water toward or onto a landmass; it develops due to differences in air pressure created by the differing heat capacities of water and dry land. As such, sea breezes are more localised than prevailing winds. Because land heats up much faster than water under solar radiation, a sea breeze is a common occurrence along coasts after sunrise.
If the gift of a sea breeze were not enough I added to my unforeseen fortune by diverting my two-wheeler from the smooth shore over the soft sand to the dunes and reclining there for an hour. As I lay with my feet towards the sea, face up into the sky in line with the radiating yellow orb, the sound of the world below was strangely muffled. A hint of sea breeze persisted over the fine white sand sufficient to cool my secluded posture. Otherwise it was as though I were in a private sphere sequestered from the outside.