VISIT THE BEACH REGULARLY. HERE IS WHY

We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically to visit the beach regularly, have just been revealed.

That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what scientists have dubbed the effect that the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water have on your brain. The blue space is enough to make you feel at ease in a hypnotic sort of way.

When you notice how relaxed you feel at the beach, it’s not just all in your head. Science says that it’s a change in the way your brain reacts to its environment leaving you feeling happy, relaxed and reenergized.

Overall, this blue space effects you in four different ways.

1. Going to the beach reduces stress

Water is nature’s cure to life’s stressors. It’s full of naturally occurring positive ions that are known for having the ability to make you feel at ease. So whether you jump in for a swim or simply dip your toes in the water, you’re sure to experience a feeling of relaxation. That’s one instant mood booster we could all use from time to time!

2. The beach boosts your creativity

Feeling like you’re in a creative rut? Well, scientists now believe that the solution to this is the beach. Being in blue space allows you to clear your head and approach problems or projects in a more creative way. Much like meditation, the beach triggers a feeling of calmness that allows you to tune everything else out and reflect on what it is you’ve been needing to focus on.

3. Going to the beach can help reduce feelings of depression

Much like the effects that the beach has on feelings of stress and creative ruts, the beach also provides some relief to feelings of depression. The hypnotic sound of the waves in combination with the sight and smells of the beach can put you into a meditative space. In turn, you can clear your mind and reflect on life in a safe space away from the chaos of your daily life.

4. Overall, spending time at the beach will change your perspective on life

And that perspective is going to change for the better! Nature in general has always been a factor in healthy happy lives, but the beach in particular is so good for the soul.

So grab the SPF and pack a picnic, because it’s time to head to the beach!

 

BELLEAIR BEACH

Your stress will be gone with the wind when you chill out with the locals and condo vacationers along quiet Belleair Beach. Find a spot on 4,500 feet of secluded shoreline dotted with the area’s most lavish mansions and settle in for a reverie of sun, sand and seagulls. Parking spots can be nabbed at the beach access points with trails leading through the dunes to the beaches of this low-key gulf-front community.

Top Tip: Bring snacks and water: there are no public facilities or commercial establishments on this stretch of beach.

Don’t Miss: Approach the beach by boat and dock at the 7th Street Park Boat Ramp and the Municipal Marina across the street from the beach.

Lay of the Land: Park at the Beach Access points of this gulf-front community and you will find 4,500 feet of a very secluded white sand shoreline surrounded by some of the most impressive waterfront homes on the West Coast of Florida. Little Known Facts: This quiet, laid back beach is home to many sea turtle and sea bird nesting sites scattered about the shore. Boaters can tie up at the 7th Street Park Boat Ramp and the Municipal Marina across the street from the beach. Why You Should Go: No crowds, no active sports, just peace and quiet. The ultimate beach destination if you want to pretend to be a millionaire for a day. *Please note that there are no public facilities or restaurants on this stretch of beach.