June 7, 2021

How to get the most out of being at the seaside

Recent scientific research has found that the seaside is the number one place to supercharge your happiness and wellbeing

How to get the most out of being at the seaside

But what can you do at the beach to enhance your experience and get the most out of the coast regarding health and wellbeing benefits?

Read below to find how you can get the most out of the coast for yourself and your health.

Spend time on the sands

Not only is a sandy beach soft and relaxing, but there are health benefits too. Sand is a natural exfoliant while being good for your bones and muscles.

Julie Hanson, who's known for hosting barefoot walks along bays and beaches in the UK for the national trust, is fully aware of the benefits of being in the sand:

"When you walk without shoes, it helps work all the muscles in your feet and strengthens your ankles. It can improve your posture and balance."

Wonder and discover

Being at the seaside, there is always plenty to discover and explore, but this simple and fun activity could improve your ability to relax too.

One study showed that just looking at awe-inspiring images activates areas of the nervous system that control relaxation levels, while another suggested it helped subjects think more clearly.

A study has also shown that looking at 'blue spaces' such as the sea can make us feel more content and less stressed.

Enjoy being in the sun

Being outside and in the sun will help to boost your daily intake of vitamin D, and where better to enjoy catching some rays than on the coast?

Vitamin D helps you develop stronger bones, healthier teeth and support your immune system to function correctly.

Sunlight also links to improving serotonin levels in the brain, boosting a person's mood and helping you be calmer and focused.

If you're interested in moving to the coast, luxury Royal Sands Ramsgate apartments are available just steps from the sandy Ramsgate Main Sands in Thanet. Visit to learn more.