Even though I am not a great swimmer (I hardly know how to swim – that’s a fact), going to the beach is one of my favorite things. There’s something about being close to nature that relaxes me, and going near bodies of water can certainly lift my spirits up.
Fortunately, I live in a place where there are nearby beaches around. Sometimes I go there just to sit on the sand and look at the peaceful waters all around me. And when I close my eyes, it gets even better as I can appreciate the sound of the waves more clearly than if my eyes are open. It’s good not to have distractions once in a while.
The best time to go to the beach is in the morning, if you want to catch the sun as it rises from the east. However, the beauty of the sunrise only lasts a few minutes especially during the summer season. I actually prefer watching sunsets when I’m at the beach. This can go on for about 30 minutes or so, so I can just sit there and watch the sun’s beauty as it slowly hides into the shadows of the night.
The beach is also a great place for star gazing. Sometimes, I lie on the sand and look up at the sky on a starry night. This can go on for hours and I’ll never get tired of it. The sky is beautiful. And when you’re in an open space like the beach, the heavens seem to be a little closer that I sometimes feel that I can reach for a star and take it home with me.
Of course, the beach is also a great place to spend with your family and loved ones like when you decide to go on a barbecue trip. Bonding moments are made to be even better when you are in a beautiful surrounding.
Take my word for it, the beach is one of the best places to go to when you want to relax your mind and body. It’s a stress-free environment and the fresh air will do you good too.