Family holidays by the sea are wonderful, aren’t they? Especially when the kids are young. They spend hours playing in the sand or paddling in the sea. Enjoying the fresh air and freedom. You get to watch them thrive as they try new things and enjoy being outdoors playing and learning. But, have you ever considered making it a full-time thing?
In 2017 commuting, working from home or transferring to a new location is often possible and the growth of social media and video calling means it’s much easier to keep in touch with family if you do move away. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of raising your family near the beach.
When we have kids, many of us announce that they “won’t be glued to screens all the time,” like other kids we see. Then, inevitably we give in. Their friends have got them, they use them at school, and we’re happier to have them playing inside on screens or watching tv than out in unsafe areas.
Move out to the beach, with help from Marshall White real estate agents, and there will be that much to do outdoors that they’ll be running around without giving their screens a second thought.
Getting out there in amongst nature is a great way of teaching your children about the world around them and helping them to respect the earth and everything that lives on it.
Big cities are full of pollution. Sometimes to the point where you can literally see the smog in the air. This can’t be good for our children’s development. Holidays at the beach or in the countryside are a fantastic chance to flush out toxins, but living there would be even better.
We all know we should eat lots of fruit and vegetables, make sure we drink 2 litres of water every day, and that our meals need to be fresh and rich in vitamins and minerals. But, there is so much conflicting advice out there which makes it hard to know where to start. When you’re living and working in a busy city, always on the go, it’s easier just to buy unhealthy, ready-made food which takes little effort.
Living at the beach means you are surrounded by fresh food all of the time, and the slower way of life means you’ve got more time to enjoy cooking it. Something about being outdoors enjoying the sun also makes you yearn for fresh fruit and salads as opposed to stodgy, fattening comfort food. Though you will have to indulge in a couple packets of fish and chips.
Do you speak to your neighbours? Honestly? Do you know their names? In previous generations, neighbours have been the best of friends, communities have been social and caring places where everyone knows everyone else. Nowadays, we’re too busy. We barely make time to socialise with people we’ve known our whole lives and neighbours are just people we pass in the street.
Not at the beach. Beach towns are still filled with community spirit. This makes them a safer and friendly place to raise a family.
Some of the happiest towns and villages are those by the sea. Why not join them? If you don’t fancy moving, at least make sure you go on as many holidays as you can.
Note: This is a collaborative post.