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10 Reasons Why You Need A Holiday By The Seaside

Updated on October 26, 2017
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.


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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

Sunset Beach


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

3. The seaside has something for everyone

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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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Seashore (One Small Square)

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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.

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.

So- Do You Need A Holiday At The Seaside? - Let us know what you have decided below!

The Sea At Deal, Kent
The Sea At Deal, Kent | Source

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      Isaac 2 years ago

      We had a fantastic holdaiy at Beachside during early September. The house was equipped with everything we needed a real home from home and was spotlessly clean. The location was perfect, being right on the beach but also a short walk to shops, cafes and a pub. The footbridge across the River Adur to Shoreham town is currently being replaced, but there is a regular shuttle bus in service. Thanks, Rae we can't wait to go back! lablos

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      maria giloli 3 years ago

      i too love sea visiting

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love to go to the beach and could really use a beach trip right now. This page was so refreshing. Enjoyed!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Well, you really are a great writer. Pinned to my board: this I want you to know and blessed. :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've lived 'by the sea' on both the Atlantic (Georgia) and the Pacific (California) U.S. coasts and on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida in my lifetime. My 'childhood' memories of the beach were on Canandaigua Lake (one of New York State's Finger Lakes where I grew up), but the 'oceans' are even more fun. I LOVE the beach!

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      dave-sutton 5 years ago

      I have just returned from a long weekend at Romney Sands with my wife and six year old grand daughter. After playing in the sand with bucket and spade, running around the park and dancing with Sparkle the rabbit in the evening I came home completely kn*ckered

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      gypsykitschpres 5 years ago

      I love the sea. I'm originally from California but have been living in Utah for 24 years. We go to Florida every year just for the ocean and the wonderful weather. It's so healing.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Growing up we went to a river where my aunt and uncle had a cabin sometimes. I loved it!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I grew up in Poole/Bournemouth on the south coast of England, and my Grandmother had a house at Sandbanks. For years we had a beach-hut at Sandbanks, and even now it's still the closest one to the ferry. Good memories, I love the beach and the coast.

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      Ellen Mitchell 6 years ago

      I remember going to the beach often in San Francisco when I was a child. I loved wading in the water and feeling the waves come in and go out across my feet and legs. We lived 50 miles away but traveled to SF often to visit my grandparents.

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Our beaches in the early years were lakes...didn't see the ocean until years later. All beaches are great when you avoid the sunburn!

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      I am trying each year to spend a few days going to the beach and always makes me feel good.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Growing up I lived a 5 minute walk from the beach, which I just loved. Now I live about 15 mins away by car and do not go nearly as often as I would like. I find time near the water reinvigorating and soothing to the mind :) Great lens!