1) Get comfy
2) Press play
3) Lay back
4) Imagine yourself in your choice of beach attire, lounging on the beach, with your choice of beverage near by
5) Add in any other necessary items to obtain a wonderfully relaxing fantasy getaway. (Be it your beloved family or a tag along babysitter to corral the wild ones...)
7) Repeat to obtain desired state of relaxation. May be repeated multiple times daily.
No sound machine can recreate the relaxing feeling that goes along with real waves. Really gotta move to the beach...