Don't have this particular problem being inland, but l can sympathize and loved the beautiful pictures. You didn't mention rugosa roses, many of that specie are quite salt tolerant. Just got to get a plug in for roses, LOL Thanks for sharing the info, :)
Hetty...you pretty much described my garden! But there were some there that I haven't tried yet, so - Thanks for the suggestions! Isn't it fun that we have all these different areas in which to enjoy the natural world vicariously? I'll bet there are some members who have never seen beach morning glory or a salt bush! And I can't grow most begonias to save my life!
Thanks for the fun article! (and healing thoughts sent your way)