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The Pros And Cons Of Living By The Sea With A Young Family

Have you had enough of inner city life and pollution? Many people are leaving cities to get away from the hustle and bustle of life there. They crave fresh, clean air and are willing to spend a lot of money to find it. The air doesn’t come much cleaner or fresher than that found in seaside towns. Any bad air there is often cleared by the sea breezes and replaced with fresh air from the ocean.


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It sounds perfect doesn’t it? And in most ways it is, but as you will find out when you read on, there are a few things everyone should be aware of when moving to the seaside with young children.

The Pros

I must limit this list because the pros are many. Here are the main benefits of taking advantage of residential lettings in Bournemouth and other British seaside towns.

  • The beach gives the children a place to play every day. They never tire of paddling in the water and building sandcastles, or hunting for shells, crabs, or other sea creatures in rock pools.
  • Seaside towns gear themselves toward tourism, so there will probably be plenty to do on the seafront. It could have a permanent fairground or other attractions that the kids will love.
  • Going for a walk is much nicer when you have a great place to explore. Sometimes the beaches can be miles long, so using them to get some exercise is a pleasure.
  • If dad loves fishing, there is plenty of it at the seaside. You don’t even need a license for sea fishing, so it is a bargain.
  • As mentioned earlier, you can’t out a price on fresh air. It is especially beneficial to those who suffer from asthma or other lung conditions. Childhood asthma is increasing, and it could be because of the pollution in towns and cities.
  • You get to see the ships that pass by, and marvel at their size.

The Cons

There is no need to limit the cons list. Because I would love to live at the seaside, I can only see a few downsides.

  • Because you will be a resident, you will start to notice how many pesky tourists are on the seafront, spoiling your afternoon stroll. Seriously though, you must work extra hard to keep an eye on your children. You never know who Is about.
  • The sea is obviously a dangerous place; you can’t let your children play there unaccompanied. Be prepared to go to the beach every day, whether you want to or not.
  • If the area was flooded by a storm surge in the past, you might find that there is a premium applied to your home or contents insurance.
  • If you are buying a house at the seaside, expect to pay a little more to maintain it than you would an inland one. After all, there is little to stop the wind as it comes ashore, and your roof tiles may suffer.

Yes, I agree; the negative points are pretty feeble. If you ever get the chance to live at the seaside, I recommend that you do. Maybe I am looking at it through rose tinted glasses, but it could be the best move you ever make.

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