Walks on the beach, beautiful sunsets, water sports, fishing, and a relaxing environment naturally have drawn millions of people to coastal living. Whether in Oregon or Florida, Maine or Texas or on any other coast line, there are some incredible benefits to oceanfront living. The proof is in the numbers. Over 123 million people (that’s 39 percent) in the US live on the coast even though it only represents about 10 percent of the land area, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.