In the seventeenth century, the popularity of spas grew in the UK and a little later on the European continent, as people began to learn more about the therapeutic quality of mineral water. Treatment at the resort quickly acquired the character of an indicator of social status. Resorts have somewhat changed in essence, since the reason for the arrival was just the pleasure. They have become an important center of social life of high society. In the nineteenth century, they were gradually replaced by coastal holiday homes.
Sun, sand and beach resorts
Sea water has become associated with good health. Therefore, the first visitors to health resorts drank it and did not bathe in it. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, small marine hospitals appeared in the UK, where travelers drank and bathed in sea water. Due to the overcrowding of resorts within the country, the popularity of new sea hospitals has increased. Continue reading