There are lots of reasons to move to the coast; the beach, the fresh air, the open space, the change in pace, but there are also other benefits you may not have thought about.
1. It can improve sleep
Whether it’s the fresh air, being close to the saltwater, the increase in activity because you have more access to it, or just that you’re happier once you’re by the coast, living by the sea has been shown to improve sleep. Imagine getting to sleep easier, having better quality sleep, and waking up refreshed ready to get back out and enjoy all your new coastal life has to offer.
2. Saltwater can help your body heal
We’ve never doubted the healing properties of the coast, but it’s also backed up by research. It’s believed that the minerals in saltwater can have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body and the sea air is believed to have a positive impact on your chest and breathing, which is why doctors in Victorian times would prescribe time by the coast for their patients to convalesce. So whether it’s skin conditions, chest problems, or breathing difficulties, coastal living is believed to help.
3. It improves our social connections
Connection is something we’re all craving right now and it’s believed that coastal living can improve your social connections. Long walks on the beaches, BBQs and time around the fire, or beach sports. This way of living makes you more likely to seek out these activities and build strong social connections with like-minded people. Plus, all that time outside improves your mental health and lowers anxiety.
4. It helps you step out of your comfort zone
Want to try surfing? Want to join a new group or meet new people? Want to swim in the sea every day or take up golf, running, or cycle more? Living by the coast means you have easy access to a whole range of activities and opportunities you might not have found in the city, so coastal living helps you step out of your comfort zone and say yes to many more things.
If you’d like to make your coastal relocation easier then please message us and we’d love to help you find your dream location, so you can start reaping the benefits of your new coastal life.