I'm extremely fortunate to live only 10 minutes from the beach. My wife and I actually have discussed moving even closer. She' d like to be less than a block away from the beach.   Living in a beach town can have many perks. Now that the Summer of 2017 is here, let's take a look at some of the benefits of living near the beach in the beautiful Garden State.

 

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    Good For Your Health

    According to livescience.com, living by the beach can actually be good for your health. The ocean has many positive effects on your well-being. I love getting up early and going for a run on the boards!

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    Lots of Fresh Air for Sleeping

    There's nothing like sleeping at night with a cool ocean breeze. According to the Daily Mail.com, The sound of waves can put you in a deep and relaxing sleep. Sea air is also very healthy due to the negative ions.

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    A Summer Full of Water Sports

    The beach is the perfect place for someone who eats, lives, and breathes water sports. Everything from surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking,diving, and of course swimming. Living in a beach town presents numerous opportunities for water sport lovers!

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    The Freshest Seafood Ever

    For seafood lovers, nothing compares to the fresh catch of the day. Beach towns offer some of the freshest fish in the entire state. From lobster to shrimp to crabs to scallops. I could go on forever!

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    The Nightlife

    From Atlantic City to Ocean City to Cape May Courthouse. There are so many fun things to do at night including, checking out a show, or having a quiet dinner overlooking the bay or beach!

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