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Top 5 tips for Keeping Cool at the Beach
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!!!