The Belair Beach Hotel is as close to the water as you can get. The hotel is 4 stories high, with every room having an oceanside view. Once on the 1st floor, you are literally 75 feet from the ocean. The one negative is the beach isn't that big, with high tide coming all the way in to the elevated section (you can lay out on the beach or an elevated, adjacent beachside section with sand.) The pool is small, but seemed to be empty most of the time, and the view of the ocean from there was gorgeous. The Gingerbread Cafe, which is a small restaurant / bar, adjoins the pool. The service here was not as slow as mentioned on other posts. We made our own breakfasts / lunches in the room and enjoyed from our balcony. Also includes a convenience store called Jody's Place.