My neck was hurting quite a bit yesterday. I brought a sleeping bag and my down pillow to the beach last night. Lying in the sleeping bag with my head on the folded pillow was a comfortable position for my neck. I was nice and cozy in the sleeping bag, with a nice little chill around my head. The sound of the surf. The occasional talking from my companions. The cars going by. I could have slept there. Granted, my back probably would have hurt by the morning, so I probably stayed there just the right amount of time. My neck was all better when I left the beach.
It might be nice to go back and just hang out at the beach some other night. Preferably while it's still a bit cold at night, so there aren't too many other people there.