Couple on Budleigh Beach during Great British Beach Clean GBBC 2017 Andrew Brown

People and the sea

It’s official! Time by the coast and sea – in blue space – makes us feel happier and healthier. Research has shown that time by the sea brings real benefits for people’s health and wellbeing.

But this isn’t a one-way relationship – people who have made the connection between their own wellbeing and the ocean are more likely to want to look after it.

Our health and wellbeing is inextricably linked with the health of our ocean.

Whoever you are - we’d love to know what the ocean means to you.

Tell us your blue heart story