5 surprising benefits of living by the sea
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5 surprising benefits of living by the sea

10th Oct, 2023

At Kirkwood, we understand the right location is equally as important as finding the right home - and this is why each of our developments enjoy either a countryside or coastal setting with an array of luxury homes to choose from - including our latest development, Strabathie Village in Blackdog.

Found on the periphery of Aberdeen city and shire, Strabathie Village presents an opportunity to live by the sea. A pretty, sandy beach, a coastal trail and fantastic views are there to be enjoyed - and yet this beautiful development is just a few minutes drive from the amenities within Bridge of Don and less than a 20 minute commute to Aberdeen.

In this blog post, we uncover the many benefits of living by the sea, and why our customers fall in love with the idyllic setting at Strabathie Village…

Health benefits

There’s an incredibly wide range of benefits to living by the sea - as studies have proven conclusively. In the first instance, coastal communities breathe cleaner air with increased levels of iodine, salt and magnesium - all of which help promote respiratory health, improve skin conditions, allergies and sleep quality.

Living within a coastal location also encourages local residents to enjoy a more active outdoor lifestyle, which leads to increased exposure to sunlight and vitamin D - even in the winter months - which helps with the absorption of calcium and promotes stronger bones.

With stunning views to enjoy, beaches and coastal trails to avail of, it’s more enjoyable to be outside whatever the season - and did you know, those who choose to live in these locations are likely to have a longer lifespan? It’s true!

A sense of calm

The North-east’s sea air is naturally rich in negative ions which enhances the ability to absorb oxygen and can bring balance to your serotonin levels. Essentially, what this means is that spending time by the coast can naturally boost your mood, feelings of well-being and happiness!

Taking a stroll along the sand as you listen to the waves spill onto the shore can be very soothing, acting as a natural white noise that drowns out everything else. Spending time by the sea can have a calming effect on the mind which also helps reduce stress levels while promoting a sense of relaxation.

With a pretty sandy beach right on the doorstep, our Strabathie Village residents can start the day with a sunrise walk, or enjoy the sunset with an evening stroll - both of which are perfect ways to reset busy minds and find a sense of calmness.

Embrace an active lifestyle

Living by the coast means you’ll spend more time outdoors enjoying the beautiful scenery - rather than opting for views of a concrete cityscape. At Strabathie Village, it’s easy to fall in love with the vast views of North-east Scotland’s beautiful coastline, while the towering sand dunes add to this picturesque setting.

From walks along the beach, to exploring the coastline with your four-legged friends or regularly playing a round of golf at one of the many nearby courses, living by the sea makes it easier to enjoy a more active lifestyle and reap the health benefits as a result.

Be amazed by the wonderful wildlife

It may come as a surprise to some but a home by the North-east’s stunning coastline means you have a fantastic chance of spotting the region’s wonderful array of wildlife in its natural habitat. While exploring the coast, you may come across bottlenose dolphins playing in the North Sea - or if you’re extremely lucky, you may even see a pod of orcas (or killer whales) which are known to visit the region.

Just north of Strabathie Village lies Newburgh Beach which is home to a 400-strong colony of seals, while further afield is the Bullers of Buchan where many breeds of seabirds nest. With so much wildlife to discover, a home by the coast is a popular choice for families and a magnet for those who wish to be one with nature.

Make memories with friends and family

A home by the sea provides endless opportunities for fun with friends and family, from taking in the views together with a warming flask of tea or coffee, to long walks along the beautiful coastline. A seaside location is ideal for couples and families to enjoy quality time together away from the digital distractions home life can bring, with vast open spaces to explore rather than being cooped up inside.

If you’re dreaming of owning a brand new home by the sea, we have an array of housetypes available to reserve at Strabathie Village - and three luxurious showhomes to view to appreciate the quality and specification of a Kirkwood Home.

Discover our range of luxury 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached homes at our exciting coastal Strabathie Village development, and arrange a viewing of our impressive showhome village…

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