the sound of the waves at short intervals was so amazing that we decided to sit down

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Is the bold phrase correct?

My sisters and I loved the feeling of scrunching sand between our toes, so we went for a stroll barefoot across the long stretch of wide white sand. Meanwhile, the sound of the waves at short intervals was so amazing that we decided to sit down and just listen to it.
 

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..the sound of waves lapping against the shore...

I think the "at short intervals" bit is understood when we imagine waves in action.
 

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It doesn't work. Can you think of another way to express the idea?
 

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If you really want the short intervals idea, how about saying that the waves were coming in close together?
 

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If you really want the short intervals idea, how about saying that the waves were coming in close together?
You meant:
Meanwhile, the sound of the waves were coming in close together was so amazing that we decided to sit down and just listen to it.
 

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I still like Ted's suggestion. You could also say:

the sound of waves pounding on the beach

Or:

the sound of waves crashing on the beach
 
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