If you want to get philosophical you might point out the conflict between a beach wall clock and relaxation - that buying a beach clock is in-conducive to relaxing. Ever hear the adage "time management is an oxymoron"? The Goathopper would argue there is a flip side to that coin and you have it backward. A beach-themed clock is meant to remind you of all the time left to chase your dreams.
That' it's not too late to open that tropical-themed restaurant at the seashore. A quote by Ambrose Bierce sums it up nicely with the following clock definition: "A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him." We often get the question "What makes a decorative clock a beach clock, or a coastal clock?" Should it be smothered with images of tropical seashells and lighthouses?
Or maybe it would be printed with something pithy like, "Life is good at the beach". Our take is a simple one. Buy any timepiece that hangs on a wall and you associate with a place of relaxation. This often is the beach or some other outdoor rustic getaway. There are no rules when it comes to beach wall clocks.
If a 4-pound piece of saltwater taffy with numbers and a quartz movement lowers your heart rate, well then that's your beach wall clock. And if it's on sale all the better. But what if your extra-large slab of taffy was blue and in the shape of an anchor? Many would argue that "anchors" fall under the decorative nautical category and you're going to actually buy a nautical clock. Our advice: don't worry about it. It's just a clock."