It looks really interesting and eerie when a desert comes right up to the beach. what a contrast between the hot dry desert and the cool waves of the ocean. Africa and the middle east are the places to find environments like this.
This pictures are from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia
Khor al Udaid Beach near Doha Qatar
The Sahara desert come right up the the beach in Mauritania. A ship is stuck up on the sand.