In fact, am happy to be close to the beach, within walking or biking distance of most places I need to go! My move in my small car stuffed with bags (boxes took up too much room) from Oak Harbor WA to San Diego CA took about 3 days although I’m sure I could have done it in two if I hadn’t lived on “island time” for the last 2 and 1/2 years.
It was not a particularly pleasant trip for me and my dog, but I did see some incredible sites especially from Seattle to Redding CA. The Oregon scenery along Interstate 5 is amazing and almost worth the drive. Was reminded that I could be doing the Pacific Coast Trail on foot and it would take much longer!