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Latest News Category: Beaches (2 posts)

Lewis Ducard | 31st May 2016 | General Articles
Why visiting the beach is good for your health and wellbeing We are blessed with beautiful beaches here in South Devon, and we encourage as many people to visit them as we can when staying in a holiday cottage, Shaldon. We have already touched on how walking on the beach can be good for you, but did you know some of the other great benefits you can experience when visiting the beach? We have taken a look at some of these below. Taking in the rays Many of us get confused when we see that big yellow ball in the sky, as the weather in Great Britain can be very unpredictable. However, when it does make an appearance, the sun can be very beneficial to you, providing you wear the correct sun protection. Exposing ourselves to the ultraviolet rays found in sunshine provides our bodies with vitamin D, which helps promote strong bones. Your hair and fingernails will also benefit greatly, as they will grow much faster and stronger than they used to. Sunlight can also help our complexions, repairing blemishes that are found on the skin, but do respect the sun and take care not to suffer from overexposure. Fancy a dip? Taking a dip in the sea is great exercise, regardless of what activity you take part in, but did you know that sea water can also be very beneficial to your health? The salt and water combination work brilliantly for your skin, as the water dries out your skin and the salt acts as a natural exfoliant which both help your complexion. The sea also contains levels of silicon, which can help to tone the skin, leaving it looking and feeling much younger. Iodine can also be found in sea water, which helps keep to strengthen your hair and give it an added shine. Visiting the coast Being located on the coast means you can gulp in the beautiful coastal air, which contains much higher levels of oxygen than the air found inland. This extra oxygen helps you to feel a sense of rejuvenation, whilst also benefitting your muscles, organs and skin. A survey also fou...

Lewis Ducard | 20th May 2016 | General Articles
South Devon beaches retain Blue Flag status A number of beaches in the Teignbridge area have retained their Blue Flag status, including our very own Ness Cove here in Shaldon. The Blue Flag is only presented to beaches which fulfil the very strictest of criteria for environmental management. This includes the quality of visitor facilities and the cleanliness of the water, which means visitors to the beach can expect a high quality experience.  Speaking of the awards, the executive member for recreation and leisure for Teignbridge District Council, Cllr George Gribble, said: “Seaside Awards for Coryton Cove, Teignmouth Town Beach and Shaldon Cove mean we can proudly provide safe, quality beaches for residents and visitors to enjoy. "These prestigious awards will help attract visitors to our wonderful coastline and give traders, the local community and Teignbridge staff a huge boost ahead of the bank holiday weekend and busy summer season.” Devon and Cornwall both achieved the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country, with eight awards each, showcasing the South West as one of the best places to come for a beach holiday. So next time you stay in one of our South Devon holiday cottages and head out to a local beach, you can rest assured it will be of the highest high quality, family friendly and very clean!     Photo courtesy of Derek Voller, under Creative Commons  ...