29 May 2016

10 Reasons You Should Live By The Sea

I've suddenly grown to appreciate living just a stone's throw away from the beach. Often we find ourselves becoming numb to our surroundings, but this is one thing I look forward to. Whether it's a drive down after a long day at work, a moment to feel the waves leap up to my ankles or a quiet spot to drink coffee - I know exactly where to go.

It's the perfect escape

If you're feeling down and wanting to get away for an hour or so, the beach is the perfect escapism. It doesn't matter if you're alone or with a group of friends, you can get away from the manic streets and stresses of home.

You feel free as a bird

You won't feel claustrophobic anymore, the open space is one which you cannot help but fall in love with.

The salty sea air

Nothing beats the wind blowing through your hair and the fresh salty air greeting your face. After a walk on the sand, you feel so much more at peace and happy.

The sounds

The sound of the waves crashing on a windy day, the sound of families, the sound of dogs running across the sand, the sound of birds, the sound of pebbles being walked upon and the sound of nature doing it thing.

Free swimming

Let's be honest, I don't go swimming in the sea that often. I can barely paddle with my tiny feet for more than a minute but hey, swim until you're heart's conten - it's free.

The beach isn't just for summer

Taking a visit anytime of year is something special. The beach can be wonderful when it's just you wrapped in a scarf accompanied by miles of lonely sand but a summers day with happy people is pretty great to.

Bored? Let's go to the beach...

If you live in the countryside it can be a struggle to find things to do but when there's a beach just around the corner - how can you complain? It's a place you can never tire of.

BBQs are awesome, and so are picnics

When the evenings grow warmer, BBQs and picnics are a favourite. It's a great way to bring people together, especially if a beach is involved...


Get your camera ready because nothing quite beats a sunset disappearing behind the horizon.

Life's a beach

Once you experience living so close to the beach, how could you go back?

Hannah x



  1. I would adore living by the sea. Whenever I go to the beach or on holiday, I never want to leave because it's so peaceful and relaxing. Lovely post x


  2. Your preaching to the converted :P I never tire of the deep blue sea and the lapping waves ^_^
    I always think that my greatest luck in life was to be born and raised in a place like Cornwall :D

    All of these reasons are spot on :P The beach in the winter time is a most wondrous place ^_^

    Sarah xxo | thesaltyseablog.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Oh I love this! My parents live 5 minutes from the beach and I love visiting every weekend in summer. It's the perfect escape like you said and the feeling when you are at the beach is amazing!


  4. I loved this post! I'd love to live by the sea!

    Ella xx

  5. My dream is to live near the beach - I always love the feeling I get when I'm there, its definitely the perfect escape. You're so lucky you live near!

    Lucy | Forever September

  6. I don't actually live by the sea, but I have a holiday home there which we absolutely love to escape to on weekends! The sea is just so beautiful, and one of my fav things to do is go on runs by it in the early hours x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

  7. It is my dream to live by the sea.. I am from the east coast and the ocean has always been my favourite place to go! Living in the mid-west is a battle when all you want to do is take a quick drive to the shore when there is no shore to drive to!

    C | http://atlantic-c.blogspot.ca/

  8. I lived by the sea for two years while at uni so I relate to this post so much! I agree about the beach being not just for sunny days, I have so many good memories of autumn sunsets by the sea <3

  9. Oh my god I absolutely love this. It has always been a dream of mine to live by the beach. To me it just sounds like the perfect scenery to wake up to and fall asleep to. Hope one day I can fulfill this dream :)

    Love, Kerstin

  10. Love this post, makes me want to go to the sea! You're so lucky living so close! xx

  11. eve so at the minute I live in London I am planning to move not far from the sea side in few months with my boyfriend so I cannot wait just to enjoy the sea more ! :)

  12. You've convinced me! Not that I needed convincing...living by the sea is a dream of mine. But you definitely sell it well!

  13. Yes to all of these points! Sea swimming is my absolute favourite thing and I would love to live closer to a beach and be able to do it more often!

  14. I wish I lived super close to the beach! I absolutely love going for strolls along the beach :)


  15. I grew up near a beach in Mallorca and I totally loved it, I used to spend so much time there just chilling! I thought I would miss it when I moved to London but I got used to it very quickly, I still love going back home when I'm on a break though! It feels nice to smell the salty water again x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  16. Since I have been five years old I have always lived by the ocean (or large body of water since I am now in Chicago) You are so right about being able to go to the water, I used to take my dog with me to sit by the beach when I needed space or time away from the stress of school.


  17. I've always wanted to live right on the water. Here in Nova Scotia there's pretty much water everywhere you turn but I still don't live as close to the sea as I'd like! Hopefully one day :)

    Renee | Lose The Road

  18. I live a quick drive from the beach but I'm not there very often, I think I take it for granted! I love running by the beach, it's so much less painful than running through boring streets.

    Jane / deluminators

  19. I absolutely love living by the beach and I wouldn't have it any other way, it's just so beautiful and calming all the time :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  20. I've honestly never even been to a beach, but you make it sound so dreamy!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  21. Oh, how I miss the sea! Can't wait for my vacation to experiment the same feelings!

  22. I didn't appreciate living near the sea for such a long time, it's so easy to take it for granted. Nowadays I love visiting the beach it has such a calming atmosphere. xx


  23. to me it's relaxing and calming. just sitting on the beach is a great escape from stress! small downside - at least here in Brighton - is the wind!!!

    xx from Brighton
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  25. I can agree with all of these points- I'm definitely living by the sea when I'm older! Lovely post <3 x


  26. I would love to live by the sea! Great post.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  27. So in love with this whole list and could not agree with you more. While I do not live by the sea, we are lucky to have a river hat flows through Berlin and tons of lakes. It's so nice to be able to spend sunny days on the water and I love the calming effect that it has.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  28. Ooh I'm so jealous, living by the beach sounds amazing! Living in London you're not too far from the coast, but still it must be so nice to be able to go to the beach whenever you want!

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

  29. This is so lovely. I've been lucky to spend my summers in our family holiday home on the coast of North Wales for as long as I can remember, and I can definitely vouch for the incredible soothing properties the sea has! x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

  30. I so want to live by the sea! One of my big life goals <3
    It is my happy place :)
    xx Ronja

  31. I absolutely love the ocean its one of my favourite places especially the ones here in Australia I also dream of the times where i am off work and/or school and can just go to the coast and spend my time there.

  32. We are so lucky living so close to beaches. x

  33. I miss living by the water! I grew up Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and it was amazing. I'm glad my family still lives there as it's an excuse to visit at least once a year. I don't live near any bodies of water now, and I always miss it! It is so refreshing to live near water. Like you said, it's the perfect escape. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  34. Aww this makes me miss living by the sea! I grew on the south coast in Sussex and wouldn't think anything of popping along to the beach, collecting stones or just watching the waves go in and out.


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