Whenever I am not physically at the shore, I like to do the next best thing, check the webcam http://220.127.116.11/ It may take a minute to load, so be patient, it is the coast.
This camera is mounted on a hotel in Rockaway Beach, with a view of the ocean and Twin Rocks. It would also have a view of the Emily G. Reed shipwreck if she weren't buried in sand. One day I watched a dad try desperately to launch a kite for his son on a windless day, but mostly I just check to make sure the ocean is still there awaiting my return. Now you can too!
(Thanks to the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce for the link)