Yes, I have friends that live "3" blocks from the beach. Some of them live on the lagoon, some of them can see the lagoon from their veranda. One of them has a fine restaurant next door, and another has a noisy locals bar around the corner. The Boatyard is not that far a walk from the beach, and maybe 4 blocks from the beach, as the crow flies, but it is also on the lagoon. Barefoot Iguana is not even a block from the beach, would Deborah consider that too close?