Five Reasons to Head For The Beach

Surely there can few better things than shelving life’s difficulties for a week and heading to the beach. There’s something about the sun, sand and sea that really captures our imaginations. Whether you’re spending three weeks in the idyllic surroundings of the Thai Islands, you’re planning a two-week stay on the Caribbean coastline or you simply want to enjoy a quick and inexpensive getaway to the beautiful beaches of Spain, here are five reasons why it’s always beach o’clock.

Relax in Style

Sure, sightseeing trips around the world’s most interesting cities can be an incredible experience, and trekking holidays through beautiful hills can be picturesque and enjoyable, but if it’s pure relaxation you’re after, it’s impossible to beat a beach getaway. Like many people, you might feel as though your blood pressure drops as soon as you set foot onto the sand. Whether you’re splashing around in the ocean, reading a book in the shade or supping on a tropical cocktail, vacations to the coast are guaranteed to help you relax in style.

A Great Excuse to Get Active

Trips to the beach can also benefit your health. Regardless of your swimming style, taking a dip in the sea will work every muscle in your body. By going for a swim, you can give yourself an aerobic workout and you’ll also help to tone your body. Even zipping around the bay on a pedalo will help you to burn calories.

Boost Your Mood

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Of course, it’s important to cover up in the sun to protect your skin, but as long as you’re careful, it’s healthy to get a boost of sunshine. Enjoying a day in the warmth can increase your levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that helps you to stay positive, alert and active. This might be especially important if you don’t get much sun at home.

Let Your Playful Side Come to The Fore

Spending some time on the sand also offers you the perfect opportunity to let your playful side come to the fore. Whether you’re away with your family, partner or friends, you could find yourself throwing Frisbees, constructing castles and generally letting your inner child emerge.

See Some of The World’s Most Beautiful Spots

Last but not least, heading to the beach can give you the chance to see some of the most beautiful places on the planet. From the Anse Lazio beach on Praslin island in the Seychelles to El Castillo in Mexico and El Nido in the Philippines, there are some truly stunning stretches of coastline to explore.

So, if you’re looking for worthwhile cheap holidays, beach getaway breaks are a brilliant and relaxing option. There are plenty of holidays to choose from, and by booking a trip like this, you can rest assured you’ll have something to look forward to.

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