Spending time by the sea has been shown to help us feel happier, healthier, calmer and more creative.

By Katherine Watt 

Most of us recognise the calming effect of a walk along a beach. Victorian doctors used to prescribe ‘sea air’ as a cure for an assortment of ailments. Now, research by the BlueHealth project has proven that time spent by water can make us happier, healthier, reduce stress levels and promote wellness.

And you don’t have to get on a plane to visit some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Breathtaking seascapes, amazing wildlife encounters and stylish, award-winning restaurants make the British Isles hard to beat as a holiday destination.

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your wellness staycation. From the publisher of Psychologies and Coast magazine, Saltwater Living’s Staycation Special provides a detailed guide to the very best coastal destinations around the British Isles.

Be inspired to experience the blue-water effect for yourself. Saltwater Living’s Staycation Special is available on the news stand now for just £6.99. You can also order online or by phone and get free UK delivery.

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