When it comes to living by bodies of water, it's hard to choose between living by the soothing sound of crashing waves, or the tranquility of a lake. Fans of the ocean argue nothing beats living on the beach. Imagine a life of endless walks along the shore, beachside bonfires, surfing and more. But fans of lakes say living by a dock can be even more peaceful. You can take boat rides whenever you want, spend long afternoons floating in an inner tube, and even try your hand at wake boarding if you feel so inclined. When it comes down to it, where would you rather live: by the beach or a lake?