Nikon D70s, f9, 1/320 sec, ISO 200, 27mm equivalent (click to enlarge)
This beach can often be found deserted throughout the year (save for the odd sunny day here and there). Yesterday the sun was out - and so were the crowds (sort of). I think the people on the beach help to give depth and scale to the picture.
My inspiration here was that greatest of photographers, Ansel Adams, specifically his picture "Point Sur, Storm", taken in 1946. Have a look at the link it is a great photo.