Dr Bethany Roberts

Stories

13th January 2020

Why we like to be beside the seaside

For many of us fortunate enough to visit the coast, playing on the beach is a fond childhood memory. Dr Bethany Roberts remembers eating sand-filled sandwiches and poking about in rock pools with her brother. But, as adults, the sea still fills us with wonder, its vastness helping us put life into perspective. In this article, Beth explores if it's more than just nostalgia that draws us towards the seaside?

Authors

Dr Bethany Roberts

Dr Bethany Roberts

Dr Bethany Roberts is a researcher on the BlueHealth project looking into how we can assess the potential benefits of visiting blue spaces across spatial scales. She is passionate about understanding people’s connections to nature, and how this can positively impact mental health and wellbeing.