I used to hate the beach. Salt water tastes terrible, the Sun gives you burns and cancer, sand traps itself in your pants, shoes and hair fighting any attempt to remove it, and I had a particularly bad experience with a jellyfish once.
But my wife loves the beach. And when you love someone deeply, you get a chance to see the world from a different perspective. I still don't like the sun, but the beach can be a beautiful place. Thanks to my wife, I can see that now.