The beach offers a lot health benefits, conveniently located in one beautiful setting with a stunning view.

shutterstock_217599499To our team at West Wind Island Resort, a love for the beach just comes natural. However, if you need another reason to believe that the beaches of Sanibel Island are truly paradise, just think about your health! To make your decision easier, we have compiled a list of five reasons why the beach is good for you:

Vitamin D

One thing that Sanibel Island is not short of is the beautiful sunshine! Not only is the Vitamin D provided by sunlight good for your skin, it also helps decrease symptoms of depression, keeping your body happy and healthy! While the sun is a great source of Vitamin D, it is important that you do not risk overexposure to the sun. So enjoy those rays, but if you plan to be out all day, don’t forget to take precautionary measures against skin damage. Limit your exposure by covering up or slathering on a good amount of sunscreen every few hours.

Natural exfoliation

If the gorgeous look of the white sandy beaches isn’t enough to make you love Sanibel Island, consider the natural exfoliation provided by wet sand. The fine grains of sand and shells help to remove dead skin cells, keeping your skin soft, clean and healthy. A walk along the beach provides a great way to exfoliate dead skin from your feet, so dig your toes into the sand and start rejuvenating your skin, naturally (and for free)!

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A wave of benefits

On a hot day, there is nothing better than a refreshing swim in the ocean! Not only is this a great cardiovascular activity to add to your vacation, it is also a low-impact exercise that is easy on your joints. The seawater can improve circulation in the body and keep your skin hydrated.

Stress relief

It is difficult to be stressed when you’re enjoying some of the best features that Sanibel Island has to offer. Put your mind at ease with the soothing sounds of nature at West Wind Island Resort’s private white-sand beach. Grab a chair or towel and unwind to the sounds of the crashing waves, the smell of the salty air and the warmth of the sunshine.

Get moving!

Summer_57_CMYK-WEBNot only is the beach fun for people of all ages, it is also a great location to get active. Simply walking along the shore is a great activity, as the loose sand requires greater effort to walk along than a hard surface. Whether you wish to enjoy a relaxing morning of yoga at sunrise, throw a football with a friend, hit the beach for a jog or take a dip in the ocean, there are plenty of ways to get exercise on the beach. Beach activities are perfect for people of varying activity levels who want to have fun and relax while they get moving!

Now that you know a day at the beach is just as relaxing as a day at the spa, book your stay to enjoy West Wind Island Resort’s 500 ft. of white-sand beach, in walking distance of our cozy inn with ocean views. We’ll see you there!