This is a travel post by Ellie Jo.
If you’re thinking about making a move and you wonder whether living in a beach town would be a good idea, especially if you’ve never done it before, we have the answer for you. It is a good idea. It’s always a good idea. The beach is a place that many people feel very positively about, and there is plenty of choice when it comes to the types of accommodation you might be able to purchase.
Yet if you’re still struggling to work out what the beach is so magical and why moving close to it is a fantastic idea, read on; we’ve got plenty of reasons for you right here.
One of the best reasons to move to a beach town, and ideally as close to the sea as possible, is that it’s good for your health. One reason for this is the ionized air. Have you ever been to the beach and enjoyed the fresh air and known you felt better because of it? This isn’t just in your mind – it’s real.
The ocean (and any body of water, to be fair) creates negative ions in the air, and they make you feel good. Compared to cities and built-up towns, being close to the sea lifts your mood and improves your general sense of wellbeing.
On top of this, those who live close to the beach are usually more active than those who live further away from it. One reason for this might be that there is more space for them to walk in, run in, practice yoga on, cycle through, and generally be outside taking part in activities.
Whereas it might not be possible to go for a quiet, energizing walk in a city, when you’re at the beach, the coastline stretches out for miles, and walking is something everyone can take part in, which is excellent because it’s a great form of exercise.
Finally, listening to the waves crash gently on the shore is relaxing, and therefore good for your mental health and wellbeing. If you can hear it from your home, that’s even better, but being able to take a short stroll or drive to the beach to hear it more clearly is just as good.
A Good Investment
Buying a property in a beach town is usually seen as a good investment. You can live there yourself and be almost sure (nothing is ever guaranteed) that after a few years you will be able to sell it at a profit, or you could buy a property near the beach to rent out as a vacation home or permanent residence. Whichever you choose, because people love to be by the sea, you won’t find the property remains empty for very long.
Buying property as an investment has long been seen as a good thing to do, and it’s why so many people are keen to get on the property ladder. When you combine buying property with being near the beach, you should be able to see that investment come to fruition.
Lots To Do
There is always something to do when you live near the beach. It might be simply taking a walk as we’ve mentioned above, but equally it could be joining in with sports, attending festivals and concerts, exploring new restaurants, attending classes, and so much more. Why is there always so much to do in these very special areas of the country? It’s to do with the visitors.
We’ve already established that people enjoy being at the beach, and because those areas do get a lot of visitors, the local businesses and departments will want to give them something to do so they keep coming back. There’s nothing to say that the locals can’t make the most of these fun opportunities too, so why not take part? You’ll meet all kinds of different people, learn new skills, and have a great deal of enjoyment, and all because you opted to live at the beach.
For food lovers, there is nothing quite like eating freshly caught seafood that hasn’t had to travel more than a few hundred years to get to your plate. Although you can get seafood all over the country, in towns, cities, and out in the countryside, it will never be as fresh and tasty as it is when you’re living at the beach. That’s because it hasn’t had to be frozen to be transported and can be eaten on the same day it is caught.
This is a definite treat, but it’s one you can enjoy every day when you’re living the dream at the beach.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.