Walk in the Sand

 

A Journey to Walk in the Sand on the Beaches of the World

There is nothing quite like walking in the sand with sand between your toes, walking along the shore, basking in the natural beauty and shore life with the breeze from the ocean blowing gloriously across you. Whether you like to walk in the water, along the shore, with shoes or barefoot, walking on the beach is wondrous and there is no other place in the world that offers a combination of soft and hard sand beneath your feet.

Every beach in the world has different sand. The color and courseness of the sand varies from beach to beach offering a new experience, a new shoreline of discovery and unique walking paths. There is nothing quite like a walk in the sand along the water’s edge as you watch the waves crashing gently on the shore. Join me on my journey as I share the walks in the sand, beach information, the best sandy beaches, sand types and what makes the beach great including the surrounding areas and amenities from the beaches of the world.

Walking in the sand is great exercise and provides a walk that is like no other.

  • It takes more energy to walk in the dry sand areas and works more muscles in the legs and feet. You can walk slower and enjoy nature while getting a better workout, burn more calories and enjoy the experience much more.
  • If you prefer the harder sand near the water in a faster paced walk, the benefits compared to walking on pavement are less stress on your feet and joints as the sand offers more flexibility.
  • The feeling of walking in the sand provides a soothing and relaxing sensation and is healthy both mentally and physically.

Walking barefoot

Your feet contain nerves that connect and correspond to different parts of the body, according to reflexology. The foot has 42 muscles, 26 bones and 33 joints and deserves to be pampered. While we know how healthy walking is for our bodies, walking barefoot in the sand is also great for your feet. The sand massages your feet as you walk and provides a natural way for your feet to be massaged. This can improve blood circulation, stimulate the muscles in the feet, strengthen the feet and ankles, relive stress and help you to relax. It also connects you to nature which can relieve all kinds of stress and imbalance in your life. And there is nothing quite like the feeling of walking in the sand barefoot! But also note that walking barefoot in the sand can exaggerate or cause problems in the shins and tendons of the heel and feet so it is best to keep the barefoot walking in the dry sand areas to a shorter walk.

60 minute Walk on the Beach

Wear great waterproof walking shoes. Start your walk with 10 minutes in the dry sand, then move closer to the water, not in the water, just where the sand is firmer and pick up the pace for the next 30 minutes. Then take off your shoes and slow your pace to enjoy the feeling of the sand between your toes as you walk for the next 20 minutes. This isn’t for everyone, but for those who are near a clean, not too shelly or hazardous on the feet beach, who love to go barefoot and feel the sand therapy through their feet, this is a great experience. You can alternate between the dry sand and the shoreline where you can get your feet wet and feel the waves softening the sand beneath you.

Everyone should enjoy a walk in the sand!

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Hi, my name is Patti Jewel and I am a beach lover with a passion for traveling the world to find the best beaches and feel the different sand between my toes as I walk along the shore. I believe that the sand is a big part of what makes the beach what it is. The sand at the beach can be so different in texture and color from beach to beach.

As a native Floridian, the beach has always been my happy place. Join me on my journey as I share the sands from the beaches of the world.

Join a global effort to raise awareness of the importance to protect and preserve the world’s beaches on Walk in the Sand Day. 

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