I was born in Genoa: a beautiful city on the sea. So you’d better don’t touch the sea when you talk to me: I think it’s wonderful especially when you need to have some rest for your mind and soul.
In winter, having the sea in front of your eyes is very relaxing and helps your mind to go into that state of thinking at nothing or, if you prefer, thinking at everything in the same moment.
I’ve been experiencing the mountains landscape, in summer, for the last few years. I think is VERY relaxing and to tell the truth a little less ‘flat’ than the sea.
So: Sea or Mountains for relaxing? Sea in winter and Mountains in summer is my choice!