Celebrate England’s Best Beaches on St George’s Day

When I think of the best beaches in the world, England is not the first place that comes to mind, but if you don’t mind a spot of drizzle occasionally and the odd light breeze, England’s beaches can be the perfect weekend away you need for you and your family.

Watergate Bay, Newquay

If you ask any Brit what the best beaches are in England, there will most likely be a mention of Cornwall. And it’s easy to see why these shores are so iconic to the British population.

Watergate Bay is 3 miles of soft, golden sand beach with cliffs and caves lining the shore from Newquay to the North Cornwall coast. Enormous waves from the Atlantic produce the perfect spray for surfers and kite surfers while peregrine falcons, sea gulls and fulmar’s wheels watch on overhead.

Stay in an idyllic beach hut by the shore before popping down to the sand to spot strawberry anemones and crabs amongst the rock pools and book a surf lesson with Cornwall’s elite surfing academies.

Blackpool Sands, Devon

If you fancy the atmosphere of a beach holiday without breaking out the passports, Blackpool Sand beach could be your perfect getaway this summer.

Just three miles southwest of Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands is a sheltered and peaceful crescent on the South coast waiting to be discovered by you and your family. Popular with families, this beach’s clean and calm, turquoise waters is a great spot for swimming as well as sailing.

Studland Bay, Dorset

There’s nothing quite as nice as fine sand beneath your feet, and I know what you’re thinking – powder-white sand in the Maldives, but what if I could promise you this luxury in England?

As a glorious slice of the natural, English coastline, Studland Bay has miles upon miles of soft sand beaches and heathland with views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. A for fans of watersports, this beach is a heaven as the Atlantic blows in the wintry surf.

Want to take a short break this summer to one of England’s tremendous beaches? The Travel Snob can find you the perfect luxury weekend break without going too far from home. To find out more information about England’s best beaches, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk

Stress Awareness Month: Why going on holiday is good for you

Everyone loves a holiday; in fact I’m quite partial to a holiday myself! What’s not to love about a two week getaway; sipping cocktails on a powder-like, white-sand beach just steps away from a luxury 5* resort in The Maldives!

But did you know going on holiday could also make you healthier?

Improves Heart and Brain Health

Research by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has revealed that holidays can decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and depression as well as improve the health of their brain.

Why is this? Well, Dr. Paul Nussbaum, president and founder of the Brain Health Center, said travelling is good for keeping the brain healthy because “it challenges the brain with new and different experiences and environments.”

That’s why older generations are now being encouraged to continue travelling in their retirement as it keeps them active and healthy. Tourists often walk up to 10 miles a day while traveling so whether it’s walking around museums or strolling around new cities to see the sights, these challenges can keep seniors healthy and in shape without pushing themselves too hard.

Reduces Stress

Travelling is also the perfect way to relieve stress from work and personal life.

Taking the time out to breath in the fresh air and soak in the sunshine can greatly reduce your stress. Research has shown that spending time in the fresh air increases the oxygen in our blood and gives us more energy.

Also going out and doing things you enjoy will give you time to recuperate from the stress of the workplace. Whether you spend your time mountain climbing, riding rollercoasters or just sitting on the beach, sitting back and relaxing and just enjoying life’s good things is the perfect stress relief.

Improves Sleep

Research has also shown that going on holiday can improve your sleep pattern. In fact, in a study, participants had their quality of sleep and reaction times monitored before, during and after their holidays. Researchers found that after two days on their holidays, their sleep had improved by an hour and their reaction times improved by 80 per cent.

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