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10 Reasons Why You Need A Holiday By The Seaside
Go To The Beach For An Affordable Family Day Out
You have had a hectic few days and you are in need of refreshment. What better way than to pack a bag and head off for the seaside. Even as you drive towards it, the sea air and sight of the sun sparkling on the blue water will fill you with a tingling delight. I well remember many an outing as a child, when along with my parents and three sisters we would all pile into our car with buckets, spades, deck chairs, sun cream, swimming costumes and towels and of course, the picnic food. I can still remember the thrill of the smell of the sea air and the sea breeze gently blowing on my face as we were finally permitted to clamber out of the car. The race to the beach would be closely followed by the race into the sea, as my parents would carefully spread the blanket and make a base for us to return to throughout the day. Invariably we would return home with shells, pebbles, sand and many happy memories as we wearily made our way to bed. I guess on those occasions, my parents had a peaceful evening, without a peep or murmur from us happily weary children. On those days we didn't need TV and computer games hadn't been invented, but the seaside was and is always there and demands little from us in return for giving us much pleasure.
Take a look at these 10 Reasons and if at the end, you have been convinced that you do need a holiday at the seaside, then cast your vote below!
1. The Sea Is Inspiring
Let the sea inspire you to greater things
Water is something that we all use every day and it can wash away more than just the pollution that contaminates us from day to day. Yet just being in a place that is so huge and so open, seems to beckon us into walking into greater things. A great place for the kids to let off steam and be carefree for a few hours.
2. The sea is a great place for getting into shape with watersports and beach games
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3. The seaside has something for everyone
There's Something For Everyone At The Beach
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4. It's a cheap day out
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5. The seaside is a natural place to get vitamin D and a tanned body.
Just make sure you take sun protection - Wear waterproof sunlotion
Don't spoil your trip to the sea by getting burnt!
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6. The sea is a natural habitat to learn all about sealife
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This book will help you to find and identify the different types of sea life that are waiting to be explored. Inspiring and easy to follow.
7. The sea air is good for you-
with an open expanse that helps you to breath clean air.
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.— Isak Dinesen
8. The sea is away from noise and pollution
A place for peace and quiet!
Listen To The Sounds Of The Sea - Ok- you can get in the mood before you go and benefit from this natural and calming sound!
The sounds of the waves and the seagulls gently cutting out all other noise of everyday life, such as our modern world blasts us with every day and all the pollution that goes with it.
9. There's lots of it- room for everyone!
So get away from the crowds and the stress of life, by enjoying the peace of the deep, blue sea.
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10. The Sea Has Always Been There
We've been enjoying it for hundreds of years.
Row of Bathing Machines at Unidentified English Seaside Resort
The Victorian Seaside Resort
Bathing in the sea became popular in the 17th Century, but by the 19th Century the Victorian Seaside Resort was becoming much more accessible with the arrival of the train. The sea water and the sun were believed to have medicinal benefits.
Although for the men it was a relatively easy affair to swim freely in just their drawers, for the women it was a huge process that required the use of bathing machines, which were basically boxes on wheels that would be drawn by horses onto the beach. The lady would discreetly change inside the windowless box into quite a full outfit and then the box would be pulled into the water, where she would climb down into the water from one end. Sometimes in the concern over the waves and tides, they would be attached to their box with a rope once they were in the water. After a few minutes in the sea and becoming wet and disarrayed, they would climb back in and be dragged back onto the beach where they would dry and dress themselves. The men and women would be quite separate on the beach, maintaining their discreetness.