My goal would be to combine the earth tones of the beach, with the natural elements of wood and water along with view, to build a practical, relaxed living environment.
The living environment should not overshadow the natural beauty of the beach, but blend together.
While individual rooms allow for privacy, the house would have multiple spacious gathering indoor/outdoor rooms for friends, family, pets and nature.
This house would be a place where you would naturally set down the smartphone, turn off the TV/tablet, and ignore the game player and just take a breath and enjoy the beauty and quiet of the waves crashing.
Several generations should be able to enjoy this home.