Holidays by the sea

Imagine yourself listening to the sound of the sea and waves as you stay overnight at one of our huts near the sea. Or envisage waking up to the endless sea from your very own cottage retreat by the sands. Take your family and friends along for a relaxing summer holiday. At Nature.house we pride ourselves on finding the most blissful and unique holiday accommodations by the sea all over the world!

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Holidays by the sea

Imagine yourself listening to the sound of the sea and waves as you stay overnight at one of our huts near the sea. Or envisage waking up to the endless sea from your very own cottage retreat by the sands. Take your family and friends along for a relaxing summer holiday. At Nature.house we pride ourselves on finding the most blissful and unique holiday accommodations by the sea all over the world!

Nature

When you think of the sea and the beach, the only thing you tend to think about are sand, shells, waves and some trees. But did you know that plants are a crucial part of beach ecosystems? One of the first forms of life to inhabitat beaches and dunes are plants. Imagine seeing beautiful blue waves on one side and earthy green or yellow on the other! How tranquil is that? The Mediterreanean weather in southern or the southwest Europe allows for a variety of plants to grow on the shore. For instance, plants like Rosmarinus officinalis and Lavandula stoechas can be found in these areas. You can find beautiful specimens of both these plants especially on the Portuguese shore! Book a beach hut nearby to take photos of these unique plants. Corema album and Santolina chamaecyparissus are few other plants that you may find on the shores. Corema has a white but very acidic fruit that you can consume whereas Santolina has fantastic grey green leaves and yellow flowers.

Step out of your beach hut and find extraordinary plants, shrubs and flowers that you may not have heard of before! Myrtus communis, Pistacea lenticus, Cistus ladanifer, Erica lusitanica, and Juniperus turbinate are some of them. Let’s not forget about the trees that you may find on the shore! Obviously you may not spot coconut or palm trees if you are in southern European beaches but you will definitely spot the majestic Quercus suber and the Pinus pinea that suit the Meditarrenean climate!

Spain, The Netherlands, UK, Greece or Portugal, a variety of aquatic animals or on shore animals can be explored right outside the doorstep of your beach hut. Some of the beach huts in Crete, Greece will be surrounded with sea turtles. Around 300-400 nests can be found in Rethymnon beach! If you are in Europe, you may hear seagulls in the morning show off their amazing flying speed. Be sure not to threaten them however, they are aggressive and may display aggression. The most popular fish and shellfish species in Europe are ohrid trout, sig, salmon, karp zatorski (carp), cod, eel, herring, hake, sharks, seabass, mussels, oysters etc. Anchovy for instance is short-lived fish. It can be mostly found in Mediterranean coast and off the Atlantic coast of Portugal, Spain and France. You may also find crabs and pelicans on the shore. So what are you waiting for? Book a beach hut and get ready to explore these species either while scuba diving or taking a stroll through the beach or have a sea view!

Let’s go sight ‘seaing’

Summer season is the best time to be out at the sea and enjoy activities like beach volleyball, tug of war if you are going with a huge group of people or even as simple as collecting sea shells. The holiday cottage by the sea that you stay in will also have some indoor activities that you could do. If you are not into physical activities, you could watch the sunset with your significant other. If the sea you are on permits a bonfire, then make a bonfire and toast some marshmallows for your kids! If you love the waves and are adventurous at the same time, you can go sailing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, or even jet skiing. If none of these are your preferences then you can always go swimming. You won’t have to worry about changing your clothes in the dressing rooms outside because your holiday cottage by the sea would be right there. Imagine yourself chilling under the sun after a good swim and sipping on a cocktail facing the beach right from your holiday house by the sea.