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Why You Should Visit the Beach This Summer

Taking time off of work or away from life is a rewarding experience. You allow yourself time to breathe, relax and enjoy yourself. Summer is an ideal stretch of time to plan every number of trips to experience the world around you, near or far. If you are still deciding where to travel to this summer, consider the beach. Bask in the surf, sand and sun and treat yourself to a timeless summer getaway. Discover why you should visit the beach this summer and get planning and packing.

Why Visit the Beach?

With all the different locations you could go, the beach should be one of the top places on your list. There is nothing like the feeling of soft sand between your toes, the way the water washes over you or the way the sunlight glistens off your skin. The beach always has something to offer. In case you need convincing, here are four great benefits of going to the beach:

1. The View

The beach is filled with beauty wherever you look. From the crashing waves against the sand to the laughter of people enjoying themselves, the beach provides you with endless scenery and sensory experiences.

Depending on the time of day, your experience with the landscape will change. During the day, you may experience the crisp colors of the waves and the sun reflecting off of them. Walking down the beach, you might stop and examine the sand below you, finding the smallest seashell or spotting some of the local wildlife returning to their ocean home.

Then, once the sun begins to set, the scenery around you can shift dramatically. The sunset fills the sky no matter which coast you visit and reflects off the water perfectly, creating an assortment of warm colors — reds, pinks, oranges and yellows. It casts a soothing glow on everything around you, from boardwalks to the beach itself. 

Soon, you'll be greeted by the infinite stars above, shining just as vast as the ocean before you. Down the beach, you might even see the flickers of a bonfire, offering warmth to the cooler evenings.

No matter what time of day you decide to visit, the view will always offer something worthy of the trip. Be sure to plan at least a day to wake up with the sunrise if you're visiting a beach on the East Coast. You'll be able to view the sun appearing over the ocean, glimmering on the water to wake up beachgoers.

2. The Lower Stress

There is no mistaking that taking a vacation and relaxing at the beach can help lower your stress levels. The stresses of life fade away, and the beach will provide you with various health benefits, too.

Our bodies crave vitamin D. Being out in the sun is the most effective way to replenish your body with the nutrients it needs. Sunlight has even been attributed to decreasing depression in most people. Thus, an increase in mood will cause a decrease in your stress levels as you relax and feel happier.

Technology has helped us all in many ways, but always having access to information through our phones can be a major form of stress. We are able to have a constant stream of information sent directly to us. Being aware of the world and the drama of friends and family promotes stress.

Traveling to the beach entices us to set down our phones and enjoy the scenery around us. You disconnect from the world and learn to appreciate the now. You will find that by not looking at your phone or leaving it behind, your stress levels will gradually decrease. You will find yourself enjoying the beach more. So whether you pack a few beach reads or simply relax in the sand or water, a trip to the coast is sure to destress you.

3. The Food

What better way to experience new cuisine, enjoy fine dining and try new things than at the beach. Whichever you choose, the possibilities are endless. Maybe you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a luxurious restaurant. Indulge in the freshness of the food. Being right along the water's edge creates the perfect opportunity to expand your palette with fresh seafood straight from the ocean.

Even if you don't indulge in delicacies from the sea, there's something to be said for coastal restaurants that take advantage of the view. Book reservations at seaside dining spots with outdoor options to enjoy the gentle ocean breezes and unique views as you dine.

If that doesn't entice you, the food carts scattered along the boardwalks will grab your attention. These provide quick and tasty food at your own convenience. Not only that, but the food is always something different and unique. Hungry after spending the day at the beach and don't want to travel all the way back to the hotel and change? Grab a quick bite and be on your way. No hassle. No wait. No stress.

4. The Break From Routine

Everyday life is in a constant state of motion, ushering us from one place to the next. You find yourself stuck in the same routine of sleep, go to work, come home, eat, sleep and repeat. We tend to get stuck in this repetitive way of life.

Taking a vacation and going to the beach forces you to break free from that routine. It allows you to replenish and recharge yourself. This break from routine gives you more energy and lifts your spirits.

Vacationing at the beach even allows you to wear more comfortable and relaxed attire. Leave the formalwear, suits and cocktail dresses at home. Instead, feel free to embrace those flip-flops, sundresses, shorts and loose-fit T-shirts. 

Changing up your routine isn't just beneficial for you. Children also suffer similar issues of repetition, which can weigh them down. By taking them to the beach, you allow them to live stress-free, away from school, homework and household chores. Some families will even benefit from the time spent together, strengthening relationships through play and conversation. Above all else, you'll make new memories together at the beach, so consider bringing the kids or grandkids along to enjoy in the coastal fun.

Enjoy the Benefits of the Beach With Help From GrandView Aviation

With all the different places you could go on a summer vacation, you may be inclined to try someplace new, someplace you've never been before. The beach offers a place of simplicity and familiarity just enough to keep things interesting. You may be surprised by the amount of new and memorable experiences the beach has to offer. If you're planning a beach trip, travel in luxury with private jet charters from GrandView Aviation.

Our sophisticated fleet provides ample space for luggage, perfect whether you're bringing a lot to the beach or planning to purchase souvenirs and gifts for all your loved ones. Free Wi-Fi and gourmet inflight catering will make your travels as relaxing as your stay at the beach.

Request a quote today from GrandView Aviation to begin planning your beach getaway.

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