Why it really is lovely to be beside the seaside

Eastbourne seafront

Eastbourne seafront

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LIVING by the sea really is good for your health.

A two-year study into the happiness and wellbeing of almost 3,000 people across England has found that the majority valued the bracing sea air and sounds of the waves in towns like Eastbourne over the gentle bird song of rural towns and villages.

In a report presented to the British Psychological Society (BPS) this week, researcher Katherine Ashbullby and her colleague Matthew White found that people preferred coastal locations to every other type of outdoor environment.


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