Spending time at the sea has long been associated with providing benefits to our health and wellbeing but in recent years, Oceans and Human Health has developed as an emerging field of research.

Many people around the coast of Ireland enjoy sea swimming and swear by the health benefits. Sea water has been shown to have positive effects on mental health and is also known to have benefits for the skin. Seaweed is packed with an unusually high concentration of vitamins and minerals which all pose benefits for the skin, and is used in skincare products.


Learn about the benefits of swimming in the sea here, but always remember to be water safe!


Learn more seaweed facts here.

All of these resources are part of Oceans of Learning with thanks to The Marine Institute.