I do not enjoy the beach, most of the time. But I am prone to sunburn and have already had a minor skin cancer removed. I HATE the feeling of being covered in grease (i.e. sunscreen lotion), especially when sand is involved.
I also dislike being in crowds, but worse is being at the beach by yourselves as once you go out into the water, at least here, someone is likely to steal your shit, and all you can do is watch them as you’re bobbing in the water.
When I go to the beach, I prefer to drive 90 miles across the state to Naples rather than 20 miles to Fort Lauderdale. There is just a much better class of people in Naples. Especially at Clam Pass park, or on Marco Island.
I am a OBX fan for life. Have been going every summer since i was 5. Not a huge beach fan otherwise. The ability to drive out on the beach pick a place far away from other people. Set up a quick pop up tent. Throw some poles in the water. Kick back in the shade with a beer and my kids is one thing i look forward to every Summer.
Cant stand really going to any other beach. Drive in traffic. Look for a parking space. Drag your shit over a dune. Deal with people AND their asshole kids. Clean off in the shower house in what amounts to a peeping toms wet dream. Drive home sun burnt and pissed off because now yoir kids are being the assholes. Ill pass no thank you
If i had to deal with that i probably wouldnt like the beach much either. Thankfully i live in a place thats not very populated and lots of privacy. I go for a walk by the boardwalk every other day. I don’t think i’d want to live somewhere that isn’t a 30min or less drive from the beach