Zen Scrolls: Relaxing Experiences of Coastlines

Sun, sea, surf, and more in this soothing, immersive seaside scroll

By Google Arts & Culture

Castro de Santa Trega and A Guarda (2020)Regional Government of Galicia

Rolling waves, yawning views, sighing surf - coastlines are some of the most relaxing destinations on the planet. Scroll to immerse yourself in some seaside escapes.

Rocks at Jávea. The White Boat (1905 - 1905) by Joaquín Sorolla y BastidaMuseo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

Take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes. Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla painted this serene scene in 1905.

Cinque Terre is a group of charming Italian seaside towns. Stroll up the beach and see what you discover.

Island of Eigg (1824) by Leslie, Thomas (fl. 1824)National Library of Scotland

The Scottish Island of Eigg is a 12 square mile island with a gorgeous and diverse landscape. Only about 100 people live there today. It may be small, but it's always a short walk to the coast.

On the northwestern side of Eigg is Cleadale, the primary settlement of the isle. Picture yourself following the coastline all the way around the island.

Sea birds and the faint sound of waves and fishing boat engines
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In Mexico, Tulum was once a cliffside Mayan city. The ruins are still there today and the views are as breathtaking as ever.

house of mirrors (created 2014; exhibited Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2014) by NEONSculpture by the Sea - Bondi

Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia is a popular destination for recreation enthusiasts, tourists, and artists. 

sisyphus (created 2014; exhibited Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2014) by George AndricSculpture by the Sea - Bondi

Bondi's annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition is host to both gorgeous seaside vistas and visually stunning works of art.

Ensenada de San Simón, in the Vigo estuary (2020)Regional Government of Galicia

Calm ocean waves
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Listen to the waves lap against the shore and allow your mind to wander the beach.

Cassis, Cap Lombard, Opus 196 (April 1889 - June 1889) by Paul SignacKunstmuseum

Feeling more relaxed yet? What are your favorite coasts?

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