I can never forget October 14th of 2014. We were road tripping across Croatia and reached Zadar after a two hour long ride from Split. We’d spent previous two nights at the spectacular Bol Islands and were very sure Croatia could surprise us no more. After Plitvice, which was a day before Bol Island (reverse chronology alert!), we had already made up our mind that Croatia was one of the best experiences of Europe. Post Bol Island we were sure we’ve seen it all. Little did we know.
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Road trip to Zadar from Split was literally magical. The dreamlike cruise ride from Bol Islands to Split had already changed us in more than one ways. We were all very calm and quite throughout the road trip and halted at two places. One was a huge supermarket and other was some magical town like Narnia. I say this because we had the best Pizza, muffin and ice cream of our lives there and we’ve not been able to arrive at the name of the place. And now that I think about it, the people there were really nice, friendly and smiling. I remember we felt like outsiders there. (I don’t know if it was because we were actually in Hogsmeade or because we hadn’t quite slept and showered in the last few days). Anyway, we reached Zadar, parked our car near the beach line and headed to a cafe. At about 6:15 we took our position on the stairs at the beach line.
Finally, This . . . .
Oh boy, were we amazed. The continuous melody of Sea Organ, the perpetual crashing of waves, the reddish sky, the kissing of the sea and the sky at the horizon and the setting sun was effing intoxicating. I can’t tell if I was tipsy on a pint of beer or this canvas of the sky with spectacular colors got me high. To anyone who thinks that romance is only that between a boy and a girl should see the sunset at Zadar. And then, I knew I’d seen it all and yet had so much more to see.
Back From The Detour Of My Beach Story
Getting to the point, beaches are divine. The sound of the crashing waves, the calmness of the never ending waters, the sand between the toes, and relaxed and upbeat vibes at the amazing beaches make them a perfect getaways. Beaches wont judge you even if you haven’t lost all that weight you put on over winters and you think you’ll not look good in the swim wear. (It’s only the people who do that, I mean judge you, and they are everywhere, so you might as well hit the beach.)
So, here are top 12 reasons to be at the beach the next time you are holidaying.
1. Goodbye To Negative Energy
It is said that salt water absorbs and drives away all the negative energy from the environment. Perhaps that is the reason, that the atmosphere at the beach is very soothing and positive. A good salt water bath (or swim) at the sea will clear you from all the negativity trapped inside, outside and around you. A good dip into the sea is indeed calming.
2. Lively Vibes And Chilled Out Temparament
You’d know what I mean if you’ve ever been to some amazing beaches. A bunch of people in shorts, tank tops, and swim suits, lying down here and there, walking along the beach line, enjoying a lone time or having a gala time with their friends and families, a cranberry juice in hand (some people including me like it) and smile on lips. This is how it is on the beach. Even if you really really try hard, you cannot keep happiness at bay( because some people try hard not to be happy).
3. Mental stimulation And Relaxation
The effect of seas on our eyes and mind have been scientifically studied. It has been proven “blue space” has a calming effect on our mind. The power of sea is such that when at beach, there is no other way to be than to be in present moment. Besides, a perfect temperature, cool breezes and warmness of the sun makes these amazing beaches perfect to doze off into a deep sleep. Not just that, after a good beach time, getting home and taking a shower and subsequently hitting the bed is a perfect recipe for a divine sleep.
4. Fun Activities
Indulge in water sports like parasailing or scuba diving or play the good old volley ball at beach, sea beaches offer countless options to have fun. Beach Parties for the bohemian in you, a nice little shack shop to sit your day away or just sunbathing. Wait there’s more a game of truth and dare and meeting new people. Or a plain beach picnic (the kind where you get a picnic basket and even BBQ)?
5. Natural environment And Fresh Air
Soak up some sun, fill in your lungs with pure and rejuvenating air and walk down the sand aisle. Sea waters for long have been said to have a healing power. Did you know that sea water has salt and minerals that is said to have ability to speed up the healing of your scars and cuts . Sea water may even soothe your muscles and joints. Sand at the beach can help remove dead skin cells from the feet.
6. Fitness At Beach
Are you one of those people who value healthy physical routines even when on holidays. Beach is not going to disappoint you. All that water sports, swimming, rambling, and jogging you’ll be doing at the beach is an excellent way to stay active. You can rest assured that despite the tempting sea food you’ll stay healthy, fit, or even lose a couple of pounds at the beach. The plump me after winters would rather hit the beach than hit the gym.
7. Get Some Space From Technology And Co.
Can we really log off from all the devices and connect to the wifi of waves, please? Thankfully, phones and laptops don’t gel well with seas and sand. Beaches are a perfect place to de-clutter and read that book you’ve been trying to get your hands on for a long while now. I am not sure if audio books will work out with the intense sounds of nature. Anyway hardcover or a paperback has its own charm. This has got to be an absolute me time.
8. Enjoyable Friends And Family Time
What a great way it is to spend a day with friends and family, talking, joking, munching, singing, laughing, building memories and strengthening our bonds. Beach plus People plus Food. Life is perfect.
9. Magical Sunrise And Sunset At The Beach
Sun is really important for us. I always wondered if Earth welcomed Sun every morning, bid au revoir every night and gave our Sun the respect it deserves each day. And then I saw a sunrise at the Bay of Bengal. Sunrise and sunset are massive affairs at the beaches around the world. It looks like all the beauty of the world assembles at that one singular point at that moment. The color play of the skies, the enormity of the seas, and the magnanimity of the sun is the grandiosity of beauty that nature can showcase. Phew. This is what happens when you try to explain something ineffable in words!
10. Perfect Romantic Surrounding
If I ever did a survey, I guess 70% people would answer this way:
Dream Date? At the Beach.
Dream Wedding? Beach Wedding.
Rest 30% are people who live at the beach towns. So they know it is what’s going to happen anyway.
All I have got to say is beaches are romantic. Period.
11. Surreal Beach Night
Starry nights, the vast never ending expanse of nothingness, the faraway lighthouse, the utter silence and the never ending sounding of waves crashing, nights at beaches are dream-like. A perfect dinner under the night sky and walk along the shore line and cold sand under the foot is the ultimate way to feel alive. Sea can really talk to the soul and envelope our mind with the calmness it stores at its depths.
12. Unique Food Experience
Just like the the atmosphere at the amazing beaches around the world, food has a uniqueness about it. Apart from the distinct delicacies and sea food that one gets to relish, there’s an unmissable taste of the food at beaches. Either our body feels at home at a beach or the food is prepared with some secret ingredient, either way the food has an originality at beaches.
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