It never fails to surprise me when people are looking for recommendations they invariably list a beach near the top of their priority list. It has never really been that important to me. I can see why parents with children would want a beach but to be honest I just don't see the attraction myself. Maybe it is because I have lived close to the sea for most of my life with access to great beaches.
Generally when we have stayed in a "resort" we use the facilities at the hotel for swimming and sunbathing, I cant see what is so appealing about flocking to a crowded beach.
We have been to Mallorca in June for a couple of weeks these last 3 years and we haven't stayed in a beach resort yet.
I am not in no way criticising here I am just curious to know why people place such importance on a beach ?