When people use the term “beach holiday”, you may roll your eyes. Doesn’t everyone who goes on a holiday go on a beach holiday of some kind? Aren’t they a little same, a little boring?
Well, let’s say you know you need to go on holiday, but you’re not sure where to go. Don’t be put off by how clichéd a beach holiday may seem! There are many reasons to treat yourself to a trip at a luxurious beach location. Here they are!
You need to relax!
I don’t know you very well at all. Chances are I don’t know you at all, actually. But I’m willing to bet that you need to relax. Most of us are working too hard. We’re building our stress levels to dangerous heights. It’s common. And it’s dangerous.
Beach holidays are an amazing way to relax. There are few experiences much farther removed from being at a desk in your office, flooded with emails and paperwork. You’re going to find soft sand, the calming sound of rushing waves, blue skies. That’s guaranteed relaxation. Unless you decide to go to a pebble beach in Brighton in December. Or Dead Horse Bay. Then you’re not going to find any of those things. In fact, you’ll probably have a miserable time. So don’t do that.
Not all beaches are alike
Let’s say that you’ve been to a beach before. You’re probably thinking that you don’t much need to see another one. After all, aren’t all beaches the same? Isn’t the only difference the heat as you go from country to country? Well, that’s not exactly true.
If you visit some South of France beaches, you’ll see great variety there. There are surfing cultures to experience, yacht clubs to join, even beaches with mini-villages. The beaches of the Florida Key West feature Caribbean parties and caves to explore. There’s even the beach of Goa, India, unofficially titled “Cow Beach”. Reckon you guess why it’s called Cow Beach? You’ve got it: there are cows that live there. Beach cows. Don’t worry, though: none of them are wearing bikinis.
So to go on a beach holiday could be a truly eye-opening, adventurous experience!
Beaches are the perfect place to read a book
There seems to be a stigma against reading on the beach. “Holiday reads” has become somewhat of a pejorative term for easy, relaxing reads. This may partly be because it seems odd to people that you would go all the way to a beach and focus on a book that demands your full attention. After all, aren’t you supposed to be paying some attention to your surroundings, too?
But one of the perks of a holiday is that you can spend more time A relaxing, warm beach is a great place to focus your reading time on anything. So don’t just bring something to read just for the sake of having something in your hands while you’re on the beach. Take that unread copy of Infinite Jest to the beach and lose yourself for a few hours.
What are you waiting for? Book yourself a beach holiday as soon as you can.