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Is the beach over when summer comes to an end? Here are 15 reasons why the sea is healthy in autumn

Many people think that when summer is over, the same is true of the beach. But do we really know what we are missing by believing in this false myth? The beach in autumn is as or more attractive as it is in summer. This is especially true In Andalusia. The weather in autumn is also very pleasant. The temperatures are mild and there are not as many people on Andalusia’s beaches as in summer. You can also do better sports like surfing or windsurfing, among others.

The beach in autumn is the perfect destination for lovers of peace and quiet, mild temperatures, water and nautical sports, and for those who want to enjoy the multiple health benefits of the maritime ecosystem. Your skin, muscles, bones and joints, and respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems will thank you.

There are so many reasons to go to the beach in autumn in Andalusia. Here are 15 reasons to do so. Eleven health reasons to enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean and Atlantic sea water, sea breezes and sand of Andalusia´s beaches. A complete natural medicine cabinet at your reach to maintain or restore your physical and mental health.

But these are not the only benefits of going to the beach in autumn. Do you want to know some more? Keep reading!


Benefits of the beach in Autumn


1. Fresh Water

benefit of beach in Autumn - fresh water

With the arrival of Autumn, seawater will cool, offering a new temperature that is highly recommended for your health. By submerging in the water, your body reacts by emanating heat and expelling impurities from your blood through your pores. This exercise balances the functional activity of the body and promotes the circulation of blood. If, in addition to these benefits, you worry about your physical appearance, you should know that the cold water is a great ally against cellulite and helps to achieve particularly soft skin.

The fresh waters of the beach in autumn bring numerous healthy benefits to your body and mind.


2. Sea Breeze

benefit of beach in Autumn - sea breeze

The healthy sea breeze is another reason to also enjoy the beach in autumn. Did you know that the sea breeze increases serotonin levels? Yes, that substance which is being talked up so much by its power of influencing your spirit. It also influences the functioning of other aspects of your body. Sexual desire, sleep or digestion, among others.

The iodine in the sea breeze helps the proper functioning of your thyroid. And your respiratory system will also stay healthy thanks to the sea air.


3. Walking On The Sand

Paseos por la arena

Strolling along the sand by the sea is another healthy reason to go to the beach in autumn. Gentle exercise is always recommended to keep you in shape. Add to it the benefits of the beach. You will get a rich combination of salts, minerals and other elements highly recommended to make you feel good at all levels.

If, in the end, you decide on a seaside destination, don’t forget one of the healthiest habits when relaxing on the beach: Walking in the Sand. It is suggested that a walk along the shore, with the sand licking the bottoms of your feet to boost circulation. Don’t forget that the sole of a person’s foot reflects all organs in the body so care for it is incredibly important and can offer opportunities to healing.


4. It Can Relieve Skin Diseases

Alivia las enfermedades cutáneas

Going to the beaches in autumn is one of the most pleasurable remedies to relieve skin conditions. Why? Because of the aforementioned iodine present in the sea water and in the sea breeze. So go to the beach also in autumn. Your skin will thank you.

The iodine content of seawater is very beneficial for oily skin, acne and skin diseases in general. Wet your face and body with salt water and let it dry in the air. The treatment can help heal wounds, skin rashes and in many cases, if they are not pronounced, it can heal it completely.


5. Swimming, The Complete Sport

Natación, deporte completo

Swimming is always healthy. Doing it on the beach in autumn is two-times or three-times healthier. Remember all the reasons we have already given you to go to the beach in autumn. The numerous sea water benefits for the functioning of your body and mind. All this with the pleasant temperatures that reign in Andalusia during the autumn.

A trip to the sea allows the opportunity to exercise and practice one of the most comprehensive sports around: Swimming. When you submerge yourself in the water, your body only weighs a tenth of its actual weight, reducing pressure on your joints. This experience creates the sensation of lower resistance, though not in reality as the water resistance helps strengthen muscles. Physiotherapists advise swimming, especially for people with back problems.


6. Antioxidants and Vitamins

benefit of beach in Autumn - Antioxidants, minerals

The sea creates a phenomenon known as chemosynthesis, similar to photosynthesis in plants, where it converts inorganic materials into organic marine bacteria through oxidation. These substances can provide healthy benefits to your body through antioxidants and vitamins and can enter the body through the skin, even in small amounts. Among the vitamins you can absorb is Vitamin D, which helps regulate calcium and phosphorous in the blood.



7. Tides and Swell

benefit of beach in Autumn - tides, swells

Autumn brings with it an increase of waves and currents. If you like sports, swimming is more complicated since it requires extra stress and effort. Simple balance can be an ongoing effort that will help strengthen your muscles and joints and is especially recommended for people with arthritis. These currents can create an effective leg massage, which helps combat cellulite. Whatever you choose, when going into the sea you must always be responsible and careful with the tides and waves, making sure to only navigate them with a swim when you’re sure it safe.


8. Combating Stress and Anxiety

Combate el estrés y la ansiedad

Many doctors will suggest that many 21st century diseases are linked to stress and anxiety.
So many people suffer from this and the sea can be the ideal way to combat it. If you feel your work or personal problems starting to overwhelm you, try an escape to the sea. The sound of the waves can cause a sensation of relaxation and tranquillity. Further, the high magnesium content of the sea water helps reduce those feelings of nervousness .

And remember what we have already told you about the sea breeze and its many healthy effects.



9. Improve Your Concentration and Creativity

benefit of beach in Autumn - concentration

The tranquillity offered by Autumn beaches is conducive to intellectual exercise. Sitting in a chair, watching the sea helps concentration and boosts awareness when you’re studying and reading books. Many advertisers, writers and designers plan weekend escapes to places with a beach to find their muses and inspiration, since creativity is enhanced by the open space, nature and sounds we can feel near the sea.

You already know the motto: sound mind in a sound body. To be and feel healthy, your mind needs the tranquillity that environments like the beaches in autumn offer you.


10. Contact With Nature

Playa de Bolonia

Going to the beach in autumn is another way to stay in touch with nature. In this case, with a part of nature that most resembles your own.

In seawater, there are 89 essential elements that are also in our bodies, as well as vitamins and antibiotic properties. Contact with the beach evokes our biological past where human beings felt most comfortable. This contact with nature can help balance the mind and body and get it ready for the day.

Now you know – if you ever thought heading to the beach during the Autumn months was a bad idea, you were sorely mistaken. There are so many physical and mental benefits available from regular contact with the sea at this time of year so if you’re planning an escape this season, don’t forget the sea.


11. The best waves for surfing

Playa del Carmen, Barbate

The beach in autumn is perfect for surf lovers. The best waves are recorded in this time of the year for experienced surfers. Also, you do not have the summer time schedule restrictions. You can surf at any time of the day. You, your board and other surf lovers will be the perfect companions to enjoy the beach this autumn in Andalusia.


12. Stroll along the beach

Pasear por la playa

It has to be said that few people or almost no one dares to put on a bikini in autumn, take a dip on the beach or sunbathe, even though there are some areas where this can still be done. The reality is that there is no better feeling than strolling in autumn along the sand on the beach and feeling the cool sand under your toes. There are also few people on the beach and you can do this with all the peace and quiet in the world.


13. Bike rides by the sea

Paseos en bici junto al mar

Most places with a beach also have a promenade. These also usually have a bike lane that runs for several miles next to the coast, and even come to connect different coastal towns, so another point in autumn’s favour and the low number of visitors is being able to ride a bike route by the sea.


14. Beach picnic

Pic-nic en la playa

If we do it in summer, why not do it in autumn. Having an amazing picnic on the beach now that the sun is less fierce and it is more comfortable is quite a delight. Just don’t forget to bring sunscreen because the autumn sun has the same effect on your skin.


15. Do sport on the beach

Practicar deporte en la playa

As we have already mentioned, in autumn there are fewer people on the beaches, so it is also the perfect time to make the beach our own private gym. Jogging or doing yoga by the shore, or even doing water sports thanks to neoprene wetsuits are just some of the wonderful options that the beach-autumn combination offers.


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Hotel Fuerte Marbella

Hotel Fuerte Marbella

If you want to discover and enjoy beaches in autumn, the perfect option is undoubtedly Fuerte Hoteles. The chain has establishments where you can enjoy, in addition to its amenities, the best of each part of the Andalusia. Its 60 plus years’ experience are the best guarantee for dedicating your time to surfing. Marbella, Conil, El Rompido and Torrox are just some of the enclaves where you can find this amazing accommodation near to all these beaches that we recommend.

One Response to “Is the beach over when summer comes to an end? Here are 15 reasons why the sea is healthy in autumn”
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