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A Day at the Beach - Basic Safety Tips

A Day at the Beach - Basic Safety Tips

posted on Nov 16, 2018

One of the main reasons we live in South Florida are the beaches! Most people around the country have to plan vacations around the beach, meanwhile, we are lucky enough to have them in our backyard. So why not pack up the family or take yourself and all the things you'll need for a fun day at the beach.

Are you going to want to relax and read? If so, pack up a book and a few magazines. Are you going to want to play more than relax then bring some beach toys with you? If you want to take some time in the water than make sure to brings some skim boards or floats with you. However, before you rush off to it, you can bear these safety tips in mind.

Life Guards
Always make sure that there is a lifeguard on the beach before you go swimming and especially if it is filled will people. However, depending on which beach you go to, not every beach has lifeguards to take care of those in need. Therefore, before you go swimming, always double check to see if there is one or not.

Know Your Swimming Limits
You know how strong or weak a swimmer you are and according to this, you should only swim as far as your abilities will allow you to. That is, do not go way out into the water outside of your comfort zone. Stay in the area where you are more comfortable.

Sun Protection
Always use sun protection and this includes sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, flip-flops and everything else to protect you and your family from the sun. Everyone wants to enjoy the sand, water, sun and breeze, but the last thing you want to deal with is getting sunburned or getting blisters on your feet because you were not wearing flip-flops.

Strangers
If you would like to make some new friends, the beach will certainly be a place to start. Nevertheless, care should be taken when you are meeting someone for the first time.
Once again, depending on the country you are in, the strangers you would meet may offer you some of their food. However, you should be very careful as to what you eat and from where the liquid is poured. Additionally, keep the few items you would have taken with you close at hand to avoid entanglement with others possessions.

Children
If you are taking children with you, always make sure that you can see them at all times, or if they are in the care of someone else, make sure that the person is trusted and is very responsible. Additionally, the same things that you would do to protect yourself while you are there, clearly the same should be done for the children. Also, it’s very important that your kids take swimming lessons on a regular basis so that they can enjoy swimming in the ocean with confidence.

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