It's the kind of decision that can break apart a marriage. Beach retreat or lake house? The beach has the most obvious benefits: Surfing, snorkeling, cheap drinks, and seafood. And, of course, there's the worldly oasis that is a good beach town.
The virtues of the lake are more subdued. You can access mountains or hide in the forest, water ski or paddle all day, enjoy a moose coming up for a drink, or even stay overnight on the water in a houseboat.
So which will it be? The sand and the swell or pines and a pier? Vote below!