That is a tough one. I spent all my summers on the water as a kid and loved the general nautical feel but I don’t like saltwater. lol However, I lived on a mountain here in NH for basically 38 years with a sunset view of the mountain range and the lake below it and acres of woods all around plus all the activities I love are here. 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, skiing etc.and I love the rugged individualism of the folks around here.
Both place are perfect for me for different reasons.
I’m gonna go with the mountains but I could easily live in the town down the cape, just wouldn’t swim.
McDonalds or Wendys