4th June 2021

How to get your Vitamin Sea

There is something addictive about the sea. Soft sands, jagged rocks and salty waters add up to something truly spectacular. At times, the crashing waves make it wild and invigorating and in a blink of an eye it’s purring calm and romantic sounds. 

Many experience deep feelings of relaxation and wellness from the coast, so much so there is even a term for those most drawn to it, thalassophile, so if, like us, you simply love the feeling of waking up to the waves, keep reading to find out why it’s so great and how and where you can get your coastal fix. 

The Science 

There’s a reason you feel so refreshed after a day at the seaside, science shows that it’s good for your health. 

Swimming - Sea swimming helps lower blood pressure, heal wounds quicker and leave the skin feeling fresh - it may sting, and it definitely isn’t a doctor but why not take a plunge? 

Sandy toes - Now we don’t know the exact science behind this, but it feels amazing and we are all for doing things just because it feels great! So next time you’re on a sandy beach, slip your shoes off and enjoy.

The Waves - Funnily enough, it isn’t the crashing bodies of water on the shore, these waves are all about the sound waves. There’s no mystery as to why millions of us fall asleep to rolling waves or the pitter patters of rain, it’s scientifically proven to help your body relax. Take a blanket, sit back, shut your eyes and let the waves do the work. 

Where & When

If all this sounds like a big tick in your box, then keep reading to find out where you can get your seaside fix. Devon boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the world, so what better way to soak up a wide variety than escaping to our quiet corner of the world?

With Sidmouth boasting two beaches, Sidmouth Town Beach & Jacob’s Ladder you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the perks of the coast. With a beautiful expanse of pebbles, clean, easily accessible and surrounded by the famous Red Cliffs - you really do feel like you’re in another world. 

Ness Cove Beach is found via an old smugglers’ tunnel and is one of the most secluded and picturesque beaches in Devon. If you fancy taking a step back from busy modern life, head down with a picnic and a good book - you won’t regret it! 

To enjoy all this and more, why not book a luxury escape to The Victoria Hotel (we’re just 200 yards from the sea) Find our latest offers here.