I have to agree with you. I love the beach. The sand, the water. We have many freshwater lakes in Michigan. However, I also love learning about various cultures. Sometimes we learn from their mistakes. Other times, we just take it for granted.
I'm usually more of a museum and architecture type, and love going to European capitals for just that. Yet, whenever I've had a super stressful period I usually just want to sit on a beach with a pink umbrella drink and just do nothing.