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Top 5 tips for Keeping Cool at the Beach

Updated on October 24, 2016

I Love the Beach

My favorite Place in the world is Siesta Key Beach Florida. I am from the northeast USA, so we make the long drive to Florida every summer. There is something about waking up on the water that is very soothing for the soul. I remember even as a small child, if there was water, I was in it. My two teenage children have inherited this from me. My husband shares my love of the beach, so it is always and easy pick for our summer vacation.

It is important for everyone to keep cool when heading out to the beach. Each family has there own unique challenges. Some with small children, others with older adults, or in my case, a family member with health issues. I have written this page as a way to help you plan ahead for your trip to the beach, so that it is a success. It includes photos and videos from my own trips to the florida gulf coast. I hope that you enjoy it.

How to handle Heat at the Beach

I love the heat, but my health is very unpredictable, so I have to be extra cautious when heading out to the beach. There have been times when I had to leave the beach very quickly. For this reason, my number one tip is to pick a resort that is on the beach. I know this can be very expensive. In fact, I usually have to watch the hotel's special offers for almost a whole year, before I find a price that I can afford. In my case, this is a necessity, because I am able to take a quick break from the heat, without uprooting the whole family.

Please check out my slideshow from Clearwater Beach Florida

Plan ahead for your Beach Vacation

If you must plan a whole day out at the beach, be sure to plan ahead. Make sure to pack plenty of water. Make sure that you have at least one umbrella set up. Plan your breaks- Make sure there is an air conditioned facility nearby, such as a bar or restaurant. This way you can your lunch, to get a nice break from the heat.

It is not always Hot at the Beach

Keeping cool is always a top priority for me at the beach. We almost always visit Florida in either June or July. There are many places that you can travel to during the summer that are much milder. Remember, it is usually a little cooler on the beach, because of that beautiful ocean breeze. Just be careful of getting too much sun in these environments. One place that is very mild in the summer is Jekyll Island Georgia. The breeze keeps in the mid 70s to 80s. I am sure that most of South Carolina's beaches and North Carolina's outer banks can also boast this type of environment. We tried Myrtle Beach this summer. We had a great time, and I am happy to be anywhere near the water, but we missed the calm blue waters of the gulf coast.

I Hope you enjoyed my Beach Survival Tips

Thanks so much for taking a look at my top 5 tips for keeping cool at the beach. I hope that you enjoyed reading it. I am excited, and of course, carefully planning my next trip. If you have any handy tips for me, please share them below. It is time for me to start packing!!!

by mariajomith

What is your best Beach Survival tip?

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    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      5 years ago from New Jersey

      sunblock, sunblock, sunblock!

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      6 years ago

      Cool tips and very useful, great lense!

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      6 years ago from GRENADA

      Go in the early part of the morning or the later part of the afternoon when the sun is not too hot and the water is warm.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi great tips and info for keeping cool at the beach. Congrats on being on the monsterboard.

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      6 years ago

      Siesta Key is in my neck of the woods. You are smart to prepare when you go as no one enjoys the aftermath of going to the beach unprepared.

    • KittySmith profile image


      6 years ago

      I too live by the beach. I take it for granted how hot it gets for visitors to my area. Good public service putting this up. Congratulations for being featured on the Monsterboards!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I live at the beach and these are very good tips for everyone-nicely done! :>)

    • buttonhead lm profile image

      buttonhead lm 

      6 years ago

      Great tips! Especially about keeping hydrated. It's so easy to forget to keep drinking, but it is a must!

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      6 years ago

      Siesta Key is truly a magnificent beach! Love your article and all the tips you've included. Congrats on being featured on the Fun at the Beach monsterboard!!

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      6 years ago

      My best beach survivel tip?

      check this out!

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      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      You have really given good tips for handling heat at the beach. I wish I knew it earllier when I visited Golden Beach a couple of years back.


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