To keep it simple, I used a piece of 12" by 12" turquoise cardstock for my background. I ran a 1/2" by 12" long border sticker across the top. I cropped down all seven of my photos to fit into a block and grid style pattern. As I cropped my photos, I placed them onto my measuring mat so that I could get the exact measurements that I needed. You can totally vary the size of your photos and the block/grid pattern to suit your own needs.
I used a Jolee's embellishment for my title "The Shore" which I just love (didn't love the $4.50 price tag though). I accented the top right corner with a cluster of chipboard 3-dimensional embellishments (two different seashells and three words "Surf" "and" "Sand" which adds dimension to the layout and fills up that space nicely.
Quick, Easy and you can make it inexpensive if you make your own title block. Trust me, I won't be paying $4.50 again for just a title! Dumb me! Hope you like my easy beach scrapbook layout idea.