I stay on the beach here off and on. I get an oceanfront room from time to time for special occasions, and can find some very good deals using coupon books. I love to look at the boats coming in and out of Rudee Inlet, and go swimming as much as the weather allows. Surf competitions are great, as well as summer music, lights on the beach (though I'd rather walk the beach to see them than spend $$ to drive slowly down the boardwalk). Schooner Inn has finally become non-smoking -- pleasant, clean rooms for a good price.