When you go to the beach as much as I do, you are forced to see things in a new perspective. As beautiful as a shot of the sunset over the waves can be, sometimes you need to get in and take a closer look.
I really enjoy taking these close up and extremely zoomed in shots and usually take a couple during a sunset session to mix things up. I either shoot from afar or hold my camera close to the ground and make a run for it when a wave comes in. Getting the golden light from the sun along with a shallow depth of field really change how these small scenes would normally look.