While in Kihei, Maui, our condo was across the street from a beach. Occasionally we crossed the street, just in time for the 6.30 pm sunset. There's nothing really like a sunset over the ocean, and inevitably we would begin plotting ways to live close to an ocean and in a warmer climate.
We usually discuss: Vancouver (still too cold in the winter and not enough sunshine), California (sunny, but tricky with visas), Australia (free healthcare!, but very far away from our families). We'll see where we end up in coming years, but it really would be most ideal if California or Hawaii simply became part of Canada. Pourquoi pas? ;)