Silly to make it a dispute.
The point is to mix it up.
Some trips are a mission, time the weather, hit the spot, great sessions, DIY, get it and get back home.
But a nice place to stay in front of the beach is good too especially with friends and family.
If there is a bar and "kite launchers," that's ok too.
How much time and money you have to spend varies, wherever your home is.
Some Americans can only take a week at a time, but take 10 trips a year.
Some can take a month at once.
Some Europeans just do short trips, and find a way to work during the summer holiday, depends on what you need.
Some guys take a month and are stuck in a tiny flat and/or far from the sea the rest of the year.
But some live at the beach!
That last option sounds appealing...