I suppose that in India only the people who live on the coast know the joys of sea-bathing. A great many of those who live inland have never even seen the sea, much less bathed in it. But in England, almost everyone pays a visit to the seaside at least once a year, and very many of these bathe in the sea daily, for pleasure and health.
Sea-bathing in the summer is a very pleasant amusement. To get up early in the morning and run down to the shores, undress on the sands in the sunshine, and then wade in among the breaking waves, is great fun. Those who can swim wade out beyond the waves and then swim out into deep water, and float on their backs on the wide heaving sea, or dive into the depths. Those who cannot swim can get a lot of fun in wading through the waves or is lying on the wet sand and letting the waves break over them. Then they come out, rub themselves dry with a rough towel and dress; and run home with a fine appetite for breakfast.
More delicate people, who cannot stand the cold of the early morning, bathe later in the day when the sun has warmed the air and the sea.
Sea-bathing is very good for the health. It is often advised by doctors to brace up the system, and is a good tonic, especially for those who work all the year round in stuffy offices and workshops in smoky towns. People, who cannot go to the sea, sometimes can have sea-baths by having the salt sea-water brought to their houses. But of course, this is not so nice as bathing in the sea itself.
Of course, sea-bathing has its dangers. If the sea is very rough, or if there are strong currents in the sea, there is a danger of getting swept away and drowned; and on some shores, there are dangerous quicksands. But there are many parts of the coast of any country that are quite safe; and many days on which the sea is calm.