How Living by the Sea Improves Mental Health

Are you feeling tired, run down and unmotivated by your surroundings?

Do you crave the sensations of warm sunshine on your skin, and the sound of the gentle lapping of waves on the shore?

If so, you’ll be pleased to know that living by the sea comes with so many health benefits, including positively supporting your mental health and wellbeing, so why not consider making the move to better your future?

As we’re sure you know, there are so many benefits of living by the sea, but let’s dive into the reasons why it’s particularly great for your mental health…

1. Sea air helps you sleep better

If you’ve ever spent a day by the sea, perhaps sailing on a boat or relaxing on a golden beach, you’ll be familiar with that blissful feeling of complete tranquillity, and the pleasing, contented sleepiness that comforts you on your arrival home …

Have you ever noticed that when you go on holiday, you find yourself having a quick snooze before showering and getting ready to go out for dinner? This is because spending time by the sea promotes feelings of relaxation, and that fresh sea breeze does wonders for clearing the cobwebs.

Now imagine having that feeling basically every single day… your sleep routine will certainly thank you, and as a result, your mental wellbeing should improve too!

2. The sea helps you relax and destress

Have you ever noticed how relaxed you feel after a long stroll by the beach?

Whether this is a morning walk to wake up the senses and mind, or an evening wander to unwind after a long day, living by the sea and being able to walk across the shores is the perfect remedy for an unsettled mind.

If you’re someone who maybe has a busy job, or you have an extremely active mind that you find hard to switch off when you need to, living by the sea may be just what you need.

And luckily, Las Colinas villas place you in the perfect position, where you’ll have access to some of the most glorious beaches in Spain!

3. You’re more likely to exercise

Did you know that living by the sea can actually help you improve your exercise routine?

We’re firm believers that your surroundings can have a huge impact on certain areas of your life, and that working out on the beach can encourage some really positive exercise habits, which will improve your physical health in turn.

Whether this is a jog across the sands, a long and leisurely swim in the sea or some sunset yoga, the beach provides the perfect place to exercise that

And there’s something about being surrounded by nature and the elements that just encourages you to move, breathe, and get your heart pumping.

4. Living by the sea is more calming than green spaces

We can’t deny that the gentle rolling hills of the countryside and the dappled lighting coming through tree leaves is immensely calming and soothing, but did you know, that living by the sea is actually even more calming than these green spaces?

Studies revealed that this is due to the sea offering a sense of openness and space, with the fresh sea breeze being an obvious added bonus.

“Blue Health” is a relatively new term used to describe the ideology around blue spaces, such as the sea, being positive contributors to mental health and wellbeing, and the research proves it all, with Dr Mathew White, environmental psychologist stating that water has a “psychologically restorative effect”.  

5. Increase your creativity

Unless you’re particularly fond of architecture, you may find being surrounded by concrete buildings does nothing for your inner sense of creativity.

However, being by the sea has quite the opposite effect, and can contribute towards a more actively creative mind and creative thinking processes!

Whether you’re handy with a paintbrush and easel, an expert with a camera or a master of the written word, living by the sea can bring forth your creative side, which ultimately, positively impacts your mental wellbeing.

So, there you have it – the reasons to live by the beach are endless!

Where are the best places to live in Spain by the sea?

As you can imagine, there are so many options when it comes to finding the perfect location to settle that’s within reasonable distance to the beach.

And while we might sound biased, Alicante is actually well-known for being one of the best places to live in Spain that happens to have access to luscious stretches of coastline and views of gentle waves for as long as the eye can see.

When you purchase a holiday home within the luxurious Las Colinas resort, you’ll be a mere 6KM away from some of the most beautiful beaches this south-eastern part of Spain has to offer.

Buying a holiday home in Spain

With so many health benefits of living by the sea, why not make this dream a reality?

At Andrew Brown, we have a gorgeous range of Las Colinas villas just waiting to be inhabited by individuals who crave the comfort of the sea.

To summarise, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Set your budget
  2. Determine whether you want to buy outright or mortgage
  3. Familiarise yourself with all the necessary paperwork (we can help with this!)
  4. Decide whether you want a villa or apartment
  5. Book viewings

To find out more about Las Colinas properties for sale, or to get more information and guidance on buying your ideal holiday home, get in touch with the team at Andrew Brown today.

We can’t wait to get talking to you and help you on your overseas property investment journey!  

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