This year has been full of days spent by the sea, exploring marine life, lounging on the sand, building sandcastles and making countless memories. In honor of the fast-approaching holiday season, we’re giving you seven reasons to be thankful for the beach–plus, a special giveaway for two adults to the stunning, all-inclusive Riu Bambu in Punta Cana!
From the calming sounds of the ocean waves gently crashing ashore to the warm sea breeze blowing through your hair, there’s no place more relaxing than the beach. No need for your nightly audio recordings of the ocean to lull you to sleep when you can just head to the beach instead.
As if we actually needed a scientific reason to be thankful for the beach, spending time in the ocean really does help boost your immune system. It’s said that the salt water can increase your red and white blood cell count from five to 20 percent, which can help fight off infections and other viruses. Plus, the ocean contains magnesium, iodine and potassium, which is known to help people with anemia and high blood sugar. Um, how cool is that?
One of our favorite reasons to be thankful for the beach is how fresh and glowy our skin feels after spending a few days in the sand and sun (minus the mild sunburn, of course!). The sand acts a natural, pore-cleansing exfoliant while the ocean’s magnesium and potassium chloride help moisturize and heal your skin. More beach, please!
Ever noticed how much more productive and refreshed you feel after a much-needed beach vacay? We all need some time to unwind, clear our minds from everyday stress and allow room for fresh ideas or motivation. Between the calming sound of the waves, the wildlife and the overall atmosphere, it’s hard not to feel inspired in paradise.
Endless fun for everyone
No matter where you’re from or how old you are, there’s no denying how much fun there is at the beach. Whether you prefer lounging on the sand, splashing in the waves, building sandcastles, people watching, exploring marine life, staying active with water sports or drinking bottomless piña coladas, there’s always something exciting to do to create the best memories!
There’s just something magical and intimate about being on the beach with your other half. From anniversaries and honeymoons/babymoons to “just because” and relationship building, the beach is always a perfect setting for the occasion.
When you visit the beach, do you ever have that moment where you just stop and take in all the natural beauty that surrounds you? Whether you have views of the mountains, tropical rainforests, small seaside villages or miles of pristine sand, beach views are pretty hard to beat.
To be honest, the list could continue on for a while on more reasons to be thankful for the beach. But we want to know what else you’re thankful for this holiday season–specifically, who.
Is there someone in your life that has made a positive impact, goes above and beyond, is just all-around amazing and could use some much-needed R&R? We’re giving you the chance to say ‘thank you’ by entering them to win a 6-night beach getaway for two adults to the fabulous Riu Bambu in Punta Cana. All you have to do is fill out this form to enter–it’s that easy!